Posted on: September 9, 2014

VFF: Third Culture & Cross Cultural Kids

VFF: Third Culture & Cross Cultural Kids

Virginia International University’s School of Education welcomes all to join us for the October event in our Voices from the Field Speaker Series: a presentation entitled “Third Culture Kids and Cross Cultural Kids: Understanding our Highly Mobile Students in the Classroom.” 

  • DATE: Thursday, October 2, 2014
  • TIME: 2 – 3 PM
  • LOCATION: Waples Mill Conference Room 11200 Waples Mill Road, #360 Fairfax, VA  22030
Jennifer Forney

Our guest speaker, Jennifer Forney, is a biology and chemistry teacher at Woodson High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science degree from Shippensburg University in Biology/Secondary Education. After graduating, she moved to Asia where she spent the next eight years. Six of those years were at Tianjin International School where she taught high school biology and chemistry to international students from all over the world. During that time she also earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University. Upon returning to the United States, Jennifer has settled in Fairfax County, VA and continues to teach all levels of high school biology and chemistry. Her experience in international education and with students of many different cultures continues to impact the way she relates to and educates students in this diverse county.

This event is open to all VIU students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of the surrounding community.

To learn more about participating in Voices from the Field, please contact Mr. Kevin Martin at, follow us on social media @SEDatVIU and @TESOLVIU, or visit the School of Education’s website at!