The South African Safari Leadership Team
Our leaders help bring to life President Eisenhower’s vision of creating a better world through direct exchange among people of different countries and cultures.
We are proud to introduce you to the Leadership Team for South African Safari from June 24-July 8, 2019.
PTP Leadership Team
Meet The Leaders
Anne is from San Antonio, Texas and has a BA from Texas State University. She is a Reading Specialist working with multiple grade and reading levels. Anne has been to over thirty countries on six continents. She has so many wonderful memories from her previous People to People programs. From abseiling in Australia and Wales to meeting with members of Parliament in England to snorkeling with sea lions in the Galápagos. Anne’s favorite quote about travel is from St. Augustine, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”. When she is not working with students, or traveling the world, Anne loves to relax with a good book, spend time with her family, or go to movies with friends. She also recently started hiking and running and went on a three-day, twenty-nine-mile hike in and out of the Grand Canyon to Havasupai Falls and will be training for a half marathon in November for adoption awareness.
“I am so excited to be going on the South African Safari program with our fantastic students! I think everything we will be experiencing will be amazing! However, if I had to choose one of the experiences I am looking forward to the most, it would have to be going on the safari to see the BIG 5 (elephants, rhinoceros, lions, leopards, and buffalo).”
Sue is from Hanover, PA and graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s in Education. Throughout her career, Sue has been honored as Teacher of the Year for her school district, served as a guest lecturer at Shippensburg University and has been recognized by Who’s Who Among American Teachers. During her years teaching in South Western School District, Sue was involved with the yearbook, volleyball, bowling club, band boosters, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and ran the Math Olympiads. Sue has been involved with People to People for the last twenty-six years. She has taken students to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, China, England, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Spain, France, Monaco, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Sicily, Greece, Crete, and Malta. Traveling with groups of students and giving them the opportunity to experience the world is a great thrill for Sue. In addition to travel, she also enjoys reading, listening to music, working on puzzles, and attending plays and concerts.
“I am looking forward to experiencing a new culture and a new country and sharing this experience with a great group of students, giving them the opportunity to learn more about our world and the varied people who inhabit it. When I travel, the students become my children and I watch over them as if they were my own, guiding and directing them 24/7. I will also serve as their teacher, making sure that they gain as much as they can from this amazing program.”