MaryLynne Fillmon is the only Arizona teacher among 24 educators nationwide selected for a three-week summer study tour to South Africa. Fillmon, a social studies teacher at Mesa's Westwood High School, will participate in the inaugural Toyota International Teacher Program.
The trip is fully funded by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
In Johannesburg, the teachers will visit the Apartheid Museum and Soweto Township. In Durban, they will tour the Toyota South Africa plant and learn about efforts to support local schools and teachers.