MEET ANDRIA ZAFIRAKOU, THE WORLD BEST TEACHER

MEET ANDRIA ZAFIRAKOU, THE WORLD BEST TEACHER

A woman from North London, Andria Zafirakou has won the award for World’s Best Teacher.  Mrs Zafirakou ,who teaches art and textiles in a Brent secondary school was also given $1m along with her award.

The Prime Minister of UK Theresa May sent a video message commending Mrs Zafirakou and said great teachers needed “resilience, ingenuity and a generous heart”.

She was presented the award by His Royal Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum  the vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Racing driver Lewis Hamilton, Olympic champion Mo Farah, former US vice president Al Gore and former UK prime minister Tony Blair were part of the event honoring the north London teacher.

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In Her acceptance speech , she called for more support for the “power of the arts” in school, particularly for the “poorest communities”.

Mrs Zafirakou has been praised for making her pupils feel secure, working with the police to make sure they travel to and from school in safety.

Mrs Zafirakou is the first UK winner of the Global Teacher Prize, beating teachers nominated from more than 170 count.

 

 

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