Guest Speaker Brings World Languages to Life

Recently, Ms. My Lan Tran spoke to the Director's Student Advisory group on the topic of beneficent leadership. Ms. Tran is the Executive Director of the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Asian Foundation. Her message of service above self resonated with students who asked questions of in a variety of languages. Ms. Tran, who speaks French, Spanish, and Vietnamese in addition to English, responded in kind.

The Director’s Student Advisory was formed and began meeting in January 2013. The Advisory meets monthly and consists of class and SCA officers. The stated purpose of the advisory is “to provide a pathway for two-way communication through which students can participate in decision-making and participate in leadership.” 

Periodically, the advisory hears from speakers on select topics. Past speakers have included Mr. Kevin Hazzard and Dr. James Lane, School Board Chair and Superintendent (respectively) in Goochland.