Yesterday Varkey Foundation announced Nancie Atwell, an American teacher, the winner of the $1m Global Teacher Prize but she said she is going to donate amount to a school she founded.
Sooner after the announcement came Nancie Atwell from the northeastern United States said “I’m honored to accept this award, especially so in the company of these extraordinary teachers,”
Nancie Atwell has been teaching since 1973. She says she is going to donate the $1m prize to Center for Teaching and Learning.
Nancie Atwell has written numerous book with most of them on education methods. More than 500, 000 copies of her one book whish titled “In the Middle “ has been sold.
The book was released in 1987.
“I’ve learned, and I’m still learning, how to make a school a place of happiness and wisdom for my students and myself,” Atwell said during her acceptance speech. “I love the challenges. I love my teaching life.”
Varkey Foundation says she was recognized for her activities of teaching, reading and writing.
Sunny Varkey, founder of the Varkey Foundation said “not only about money, it’s also about unearthing thousands of stories of inspiration”
The Global Teacher Prize is supported by Varkey GEMS Foundation, a Dubai-based welfare organization that is training and funding teachers and also providing 140,000 students in more than 150 countries with private education.
Azizullah Royesh, an Afghan teacher made it to the top-10 teachers out of 5, 000 nominees for the award but he did not win the prize.