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13.09.2018 | By paul_simpson

Nominate the best teacher in the world

Posted in News

There’s still time for parents and pupils to nominate an inspirational teacher for the US$1M Global Teacher Prize 2019. Nominations must be made by the closing date of Sunday 23 September 2018. 

Andria Zafirakou, who was awarded US$1M when declared the winner of the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018 in March, today urged British teachers to follow in her footsteps and apply for the 2019 award before it is too late. She also urged parents and pupils to put forward their most inspirational teacher for the prize.

The Varkey Foundation founded the Global Teacher Prize to shine a spotlight on the incredible work teachers do all over the world. Nominations for the US$1 million award, which is now in its fifth year and the largest prize of its kind in education, can be made at www.globalteacherprize.org

Andria Zafirakou, who is an Art and Textiles teacher from Alperton Community School, Brent, London, said: “Winning the Global Teacher Prize 2018 has been a life-changing experience for me. But far more importantly, it has helped me shine a spotlight on the vital importance of increasing respect for teachers and unearthed the awe-inspiring stories of thousands of my peers across the world.”

A press release can be downloaded here