Meet our Top 10 Finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2019!

The Top 10 Finalists for the US $1 million Prize, have been announced by movie star Hugh Jackman, as he calls teachers ‘the real superheroes’ in a powerful tribute to the work of teachers around the world.

Our Top 10 come from all corners of the globe. From teaching in remote towns and villages to inner-city schools, they advocate for inclusivity and for child rights, integrate migrants into the classrooms, and nurture their students’ abilities and confidence using music, technology, robotics and science.

They are all champions for change and are inspiring their students and communities around them, and we salute them! Meet our Top 10


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A Global Teacher Prize Concert; thanking teachers for the unsung work they do every day.

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Andria Zafirakou

The 2018 Global Teacher Prize winner.

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