On Feb. 28, Royal Palm Beach Elementary School welcomed 11 visitors from the Netherlands. The visitors consisted of the superintendent of schools as well as several principals and vice principals. It was an exciting day, observing in classrooms, talking with students and teachers, and sharing great ideas about educating children.
Principal Tracy Gaugler was thrilled when her former second-grade teacher, Darlene Frederickson, contacted her last summer to introduce her to Herman Langhorst, superintendent of schools in the Netherlands. After meeting in the fall, Gaugler and Langhorst scheduled the school visit.
The school was also excited to welcome School Board Member Marcia Andrews, Chief Academic Officer Keith Oswald, Central Region Instructional Superintendent Vivian Green and Royal Palm Beach Education Advisory Board Chair Kevin Abel, sharing ideas to improve schools globally.