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British Art Teacher Named World’s Best

British teacher Andria Zafirakou gives a speech after receiving the “Global Teacher Prize” during an award ceremony in Dubai on March 18, 2018. Zafirakou who was among ten finalists chosen from 179 countries, won one million dollars of prize money. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

British teacher Andria Zafirakou has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize in a star-studded ceremony that was held in Dubai on Sunday. Zafirakou works in one of the UK’s poorest areas and she was among the 10 finalists from around the globe in the running for the annual award. Zafirakou was congratulated by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and British Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after the award ceremony. “Congratulations to Andria Zafirakou for having won the Global Teacher award,” tweeted Sheikh Mohammed , adding that teaching is the greatest job ever. British Prime Minister May, in…

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