Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (JESIE) is one of the largest professional education organizations in China, providing comprehensive support and services for international educational exchanges. The International Exchange has been in business for 30 years and set up four overseas branches in the U.K., Canada, the United States, and Australia. The American office of Jiangsu Education is located in Pasadena, California and is responsible for all of JESIE’s international exchange programs in the U.S. The organization is actively searching for teacher recruitment prospects for short term teaching assignments in Mainland China.

Three officials from the California office visited Hunt County over the last few days. Sunny Chen, President of the Pasadena, California office and Education Counselors Mia Yu and Jenny Deng, were in the party that visited historic downtown Greenville today.

Dr. Graham Sweeney, Superintendent of Boles ISD, visited China last year and invited educators to visit Hunt County. Dr. Sweeney told the Daybreak Rotary Club, “education is taken seriously by students in China. School is not a place to warehouse children.” He said, “Schools are often located in high rise buildings. Every school has plots available to grow vegetables that are used in the lunch programs. Students are encouraged to donate time to the communal garden project.”

Sunny Chen, President of the US Branch of Jiangsu Educational Services poses with Dr. Mark Rudin, President of Texas A&M University- Commerce. Image by Jim Satterwhite