Immigrant and Army veteran named Idaho’s 2020-21 teacher of the year | Southern Idaho Education

HAILEY — Spanish teacher and Army veteran Jorge Pulleiro is Idaho’s 2020-21 teacher of the year.

Pulleiro teaches in the dual immersion program at Hailey’s Wood River Middle School. A blue-ribbon panel selected Pulleiro as teacher of the year from more than 170 nominees. He will act as a spokesman for Idaho’s teachers in the coming year and as the state’s candidate for the National Teacher of the Year award.

“For Jorge and his students, learning a language goes far beyond classroom conversations and learning how to conjugate verbs,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra said in a news release. “His work and philosophy exemplify the concept of dual immersion: English teachers absorb Spanish language and culture, and English language learners help and learn from their peers.”

Pulleiro’s teaching career started at age 19, when he began teaching English in his native Argentina. He moved from Buenos Aires to study

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Immigrant and Army veteran named Idaho’s 2020-21 teacher of the year

Spanish teacher and Army veteran Jorge Pulleiro is Idaho’s 2020-21 teacher of the year.

Pulleiro teaches in the dual immersion program at Hailey’s Wood River Middle School. A blue-ribbon panel selected Pulleiro as teacher of the year from more than 170 nominees. He will act as a spokesman for Idaho’s teachers in the coming year and as the state’s candidate for the National Teacher of the Year award.

“For Jorge and his students, learning a language goes far beyond classroom conversations and learning how to conjugate verbs,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri  Ybarra said in a news release. “His work and philosophy exemplify the concept of dual immersion: English teachers absorb Spanish language and culture, and English language learners help and learn from their peers.”

Pulleiro’s teaching career started at age 19, when he began teaching English in his native Argentina. He moved from Buenos Aires to study Spanish translation

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Army Public Health Center offers suicide prevention resources for Army communicators | Article

By Douglas Holl, Army Public Health Center Public AffairsSeptember 25, 2020

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – Helping Soldiers and their families improve their health and resiliency is one of the enduring missions of the Army Public Health Center. The COVID-19 pandemic has also accelerated the need for resources and tools aimed at improving Soldier quality of life.APHC is supporting Army communicators with a Quality of Life toolkit offering social media messaging and resource links they can share on their installation social media platforms. September is also the month when the Department of Defense focuses on educating service members and their families about suicide prevention, resources and steps everyone can take to protect against suicide. APHC recently added suicide prevention content and messaging to their QOL toolkit in the hopes that it will be used as a resource for Army communicators.“We’re hoping to leverage the excellent work being done through

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WHO works with army to educate a fishing community about COVID-19

In Uganda a WHO-supported team trained over 150 army officers and soldiers, 300 fishermen, community leaders and community members on how they can help stop the spread of COVID-19. Hundreds of pieces of informational materials were also distributed to encourage behavioural change and adherence to COVID-19 prevention and control guidelines among the fishing community. 

Previously, the fishing community in Uganda showed limited cooperation to social distancing guidelines and mask wearing recommendations. In addition, the group has close contact with counterparts from DR Congo increasing their chances of catching the disease. 

At the army facilities in this region, the WHO field team together with the district health authorities and clearance from senior officers, delivered COVID-19 information and messages. Soldiers and fishermen were given a quick orientation on COVID-19. They are more interested in personal protection and signs and symptoms of the disease. The health staff managing the Point of Entry are

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