British woman makes final ten for million-dollar global teacher prize

British woman makes final ten for million-dollar global teacher prize

A British woman is among 10 teachers in the running for a million-dollar teaching prize. Andria Zafirakou, from Alperton Community School in Brent, north west London, has made it onto the shortlist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize.
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