Bridging the gap between cultures, visual arts teacher Elizabeth Saltos recently went to one of Harker’s sister schools, Shanghai World Foreign Language Middle School SWFLMS), for two weeks to teach and tour the country.
In a reflection written on WFLMS’ website, she said the school was impressive: “It’s no wonder this school is a sister school to Harker. The programs seem parallel in academic quality rigor.”
Outside of classes, Saltos toured the water town Zhujiajiao, visited museums with fellow teachers and attended a tomb sweeping festival, which is a traditional Chinese holiday where families honor ancestors. She was enamored by the architecture and appreciated the downtime she spent in the gardens and parks sketching.