Lee Ann Potter, Fulbright Scholar's Travels in Norway

Lee Ann Potter
Saturday, March 18
5 p.m. potluck followed by presentation 
Norway House, Fairfax, VA (directions)

Our March speaker will be Lee Ann Potter, who served as Fulbright Roving Scholar of American Studies in Norway during the 2009-10 school year. Lee Ann was especially excited about the opportunity since she is of Norwegian descent. While there, she, her husband, and two young children lived in Oslo but were able to travel throughout the country.

Her primary role as Roving Scholar was to inspire interest in American history and culture in Norway’s secondary schools. She was able to visit dozens of schools in all regions of the country. And like all good educators, Lee Ann made it a two-way exchange, learning much about Norwegian culture and education. On March 18 she will share her impressions of and affinity for Norway. Meanwhile, visit the blog she kept during her year there.

Lee Ann is Director of Educational Outreach at the Library of Congress. During her Fulbright year, she took a leave of absence from the U.S. National Archives, where she was Director of Education and Volunteer Programs.

Email programs@norwaydc.org if you plan to bring children so appropriate activities can be planned during the presentation.

Photos from the March Lodge meeting