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About the Prize
The Global Teacher Prize is an annual US $1 million dollar award that will be given to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.
The Varkey Foundation established the Prize in 2014 to raise the stature of the teaching profession. We seek to celebrate the best teachers — those who inspire their students and community around them. The Foundation believes that vibrant education awakens and supports the full potential of young people. The award — dubbed the ‘Nobel Prize’ of teaching — operates under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai. The Prize underlines the importance of the teaching profession and symbolises the fact that teachers throughout the world deserve to be recognised and celebrated. The winner is chosen by the prominent Global Teacher Prize Academy made up of head-teachers, educational experts, commentators, journalists, public officials, tech entrepreneurs, company directors and scientists from around the world. The application process for 2016 closed in October 2015 and the winner will be announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum in March 2016 in Dubai. The process for the 2017 Prize will open in May 2016.
"I love the challenges and I love my teaching life. I hope to convey to young people considering teaching - that it is a privilege.”
– Nancie Atwell, Global Teacher Prize 2015 Winner
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