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U.N. Special Rapporteur Visits Tointon Academy of Pre-Engineering

Greeley-Evans School District 6 was one of two school districts visited by a representative of the United Nations this week.Special Rapporteur Farida Shaheed smiling and speaking to Tointon Academy teacher and Principal Justin Ungeheuer 2024 


Farida Shaheed is the Special Rapporteur on the right to education. She is an independent contractor who works for the United Nations and reports on equity and access to education in different countries around the world. 


Ms. Shaheed visited Tointon Academy of Pre-Engineering on Wednesday. She and her assistant toured the school, hearing information from Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch about public education in Greeley and Evans. She also interviewed teachers, parents and students about their education experience and asked many questions about the challenges and celebrations in public education in District 6. 


Ms. Shaheed has to be invited by the country to research and report on its education system. She will be conducting research throughout the next few months and will produce a report for the United Nations and U.S. government on her findings next year. Her focus will be on how well the United States is providing education to all its citizens, ensuring that all children have access to a good quality education without discrimination. U.N. Special Rapporteur Farida Shaheed speaking with Tointon Academy of Pre-Engineering students in the SmartLab 2024


"It was an honor to have Ms. Shaheed visit District 6 to learn more about our system and what we are doing to serve our students," Dr. Pilch said. "We do have challenges and opportunities in our education system, and we are happy to discuss what we are doing to ensure that all our students have access to an excellent education."