Canadian wins $1m Global Teacher Prize for work with Inuit students

James March 19, 2017 0
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Maggie MacDonnell praised for ‘transforming her community’ in village of Salluit, which has a high rate of suicide

A Canadian who teaches at a school in a fly-in-only village in the Arctic has won a $1m (£800,000) Global Teacher Prize at a ceremony in Dubai.

Maggie MacDonnell, praised for “changing the lives of her students and transforming her community”, was among 10 finalists chosen from 20,000 nominations and applications from 179 countries.

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Canadian wins $1m Global Teacher Prize for work with Inuit students © Guardian News & Media Ltd

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