Canadian teacher Maggie MacDonnell wins $1 million Global Teacher Prize

Canadian teacher Maggie MacDonnell who teaches at a school in a fly-in only village of Salluit in the Arctic region has won a $1-million Global Teacher Prize. She was bestowed with this award for changing the lives of her students and transforming her community. She was selected among 10 finalists chosen from 20,000 nominations and applications from 179 countries. Global Teacher Prize is Nobel-style award, set up in 2014 by the Dubai-based Varkey Foundation. The prize is paid in instalments and requires the winner to remain a teacher for at least five years.

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