Amelia Iaia

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Amelia is a student at the Hudson Valley Sudbury School. She came to the when she was five. At age 11, she was voted School Meeting Chair - an office that she held for a total of 2 years. At age 15, she was invited to give a talk to a group of educators at The Association of International Schools of India in Goa, India.

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A Fish out of the Hudson - A Sudbury Student goes to India

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You can imagine my excitement when I was invited to speak at The Association of Internation Schools of India (TAISI), the education conference for private schools of India taking place in Goa.

I would get to go to a country halfway across the world on a continent I’d never been to.

I would get to share my views at a conference in a country that’s known to have rigorous views on education.

I was in Germany when I got the invitation email at 1 am. I texted my mom immediately and resisted the urge to wake my brother up and tell him. I was thrilled! I started thinking about what I was going to say. What the goal for my talk would be. I knew I wanted my audience to see my school like I see it. I also wanted them to see there is more than one effective form of education.

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