The Indonesian Embassy in Washington DC through the Education and Culture Attache designed and hosted the virtual interactive book reading program called Indonesian Superhero – Read On! or abbreviated as IS-RON. This activity is executed together with the support from BASAbali and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS).

Jillian Marran, the Manager of Global Programs, Academic Innovations from the Office of Teaching and Learning, District of Columbia Public Schools mentioned that the IS-RON program has attracted up to 16 participating classrooms spanning 4 grade levels and a total of 400+ students.

She continued said that, “With our initial goal of reaching ten 5th and 6th grade classes, we have greatly exceeded our anticipated targets for this program! This program has provided a fun and engaging introduction to Indonesian culture, language and values to many young DC residents. Thank you again for all of your work in helping to make this happen.”


The following list is the comments from DC Public Schools and participating teachers in the program:


  1. Donna Gillum – J.C. Nalle Elementary
  1. Rosalind Lamont – Watkins ES
  1. Colleen Beckett – School Without Walls at Francis Stevens
  1. Adrian King – McKinley Middle School
  1. Sonia Rivera – Powell Bilingual Elementary School
  1. Nicole Harrell – Capitol Hill Montessori @ Meyer
  1. Octavia Wolf and Tacora Snell – West Education Campus (2 classes)
  1. Teressa West – School Without Walls at Francis Stevens
  1. Keisha Hopkins – Excel Academy
  1. Brenda Douyon – Garrison Elementary School
  1. Colleen Beckett and Eric – School Without Walls at Francis Stevens
  1. Chiara Monticelli – Hardy MS
  1. Josh Levin & Emily Loughead – Hearst Elementary School (2 classes)
  1. Melanie Berry & Kristen Bryant – Ketcham Elementary School


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