After visiting New York to receive the 2011 Kravis Prize in Leadership, Vicky Colbert traveled to Claremont McKenna College in California for a special luncheon and the opportunity to meet with students at the Kravis Leadership Institute.

During an interview that was published in Saturday’s Claremont Courier, Vicky said that when she returned to Colombia after studying in the United States, she found that the students were not excited about school or learning. To rectify this, Vicky started the Escuela Nueva Foundation and found teachers that were inspiring their students in the classroom.

We think it’s interesting that Vicky said that, based on her success in transforming Colombia’s schools, she’s been asked to help turn around low-income schools in the United States and that it’s something she is “definitely thinking about.”