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Calendar iconUpdated September 27, 2021

Crystal is an educator at Tuatoo-Alofau Elementary School in American Samoa. She is responsible for managing, supervising, and educating the young minds in her classroom. Crystal recently served as a leader on her school's accreditation committee, the Social Studies Committee Chairperson, and currently serves as the English Language Arts Committee Chairperson. On top of these duties, Crystal also serves as an advisor with the University of Hawaii's Master of Education Curriculum Studies online program and a writing assistant with the University of Hawaii's Bachelor of Education Territorial Teacher Training Aid Program in American Samoa. Her duties include educating teachers, editing their work and analyzing their lessons and grammar. In addition, Crystal works as a Praxis Itutor, specializing in the Reading and Writing portions of this test. Since the Praxis Itest is a requirement for educators in the territory, tutors are in high demand but only those with high passing scores are considered for this position. Crystal is also currently enrolled in the University of Hawaii's Learning Design and Technology Ph.D. program and is expected to graduate Spring 2020. While Crystal does have quite a number of duties and responsibilities, she is excited at the prospect of being able to participate in the program.

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American Public Education, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Graduate School USA

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American Public Education, Inc. today announced that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Graduate School USA (“GSUSA”), effective January 1, 2022. GSUSA is a leading training provider to the federal workforce, with an extensive portfolio of government agency...

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Sixty-One American Samoa Government Ethics Officers Complete PITI-VITI’s Ethical Decision-Making Workshop

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On March 21 and March 28, 2022, sixty-one American Samoa government ethics officers, representing the designated ethics officials for American Samoa Government (ASG) departments, took part in a government-wide training initiative delivered by the Pacific & Virgin Islands Training Initiatives...

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Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) Meets Virtually to Discuss Vital Regional Finance Issues

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The Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) has successfully supported the Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) to complete its annual winter conference. On March 24, 2022, sixty government finance officers and officials from US insular governments convened for...

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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Executive Leadership Development Program Participants!

Calendar iconMar 14, 2022

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The Graduate School USA’s Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI), congratulates the twenty-three new Pacific Islands graduates who successfully completed the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). A virtual commencement honoring current and future leaders in public...

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