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Bob Gross to speak of travels at next Cultural Thursday

spore-american-schCentral Lakes College’s next Cultural Thursday event will feature interim superintendent of Brainerd Public Schools Bob Gross, who will speak on his administrative experiences overseas.

The presentation will be held at noon Thursday, Dec. 3 in E471, Brainerd campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Gross spent eight years as superintendent of schools at the Singapore American School in Singapore (1999-2007), one year (2012-13) in Abu Dhabi as superintendent at the American Community School and one year (2013-14) in Vienna as superintendent at the American International School. He also spent five years (2007-12) working with the Office of Overseas Schools, US Department of State, calling on international schools in Western and Eastern Europe.

As a part of this Cultural Thursday event, Gross will compare and contrast the American educational system with the Singapore Educational System. He will speak about the Singapore justice system and give some examples of how the Singapore government functions. In addition, Gross will address how the Singapore health care system compares to that of the United States. He will also share how Singapore assimilates different nationalities within their country.

Gross will share insights on his time in Abu Dhabi and Vienna, as well as on his work with the Department of State Office of Overseas Schools.

For more information on this or other Cultural Thursday events, please contact Tracey Kloeckl-Jiménez, CLC Spanish Dept. at 218-855-8183.


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