American Samoa's Director of Education Dr Claire Poumeli has welcomed the delegates to the four-day Pacific Educators conference in Pago Pago.
The conference was officially opened, with close to a thousand participants from Guam, the CNMI, the Marshall islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa and the US mainland
Dr Poumeli praised the commitment made by delegates to attend the conference.
"For those of you who have had to experience travel and personal inconveniences to be here you have demonstrated a commitment to this collaborative effort, A, to advance the academic status of the Pacific children."
Dr Claire Poumeli