2013 International Educator of the Year
In working directly with middle school, high schools and universities, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth has encountered numerous educators devoted to enriching their students’ knowledge of world affairs and expanding international learning opportunities for their students. These teachers and administrators demonstrate leadership by going above and beyond their normal responsibilities.
Just as these teachers feel it is important to help their students develop a better understanding of the world, we at the Council feel it is equally important to recognize the efforts of these dedicated individuals. The International Educator of the Year Award will provide to the winner a trip to the 2013 World Affairs Councils of America Conference in Washington DC. (Including airfare, conference fees, and hotel), and a year’s membership to the Council. The winner’s school library will receive $500 for international publications subscription fees.
Who is eligible for this award?
A local K-12 educator who has demonstrated leadership by going above and beyond their normal responsibilities and has contributed exceptionally to the development of global minds in the classroom.
What are the benefits associated with this award?
The International Educator of the Year will receive a trip to the 2013 World Affairs Councils of America Conference in Washington, DC (Includes flight, conference fees, and hotel), and a one year membership to the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. The winner’s school library will receive $500 for international publications subscription fees.
Who can give me more information about this award?
For more information, contact Jennifer Bowden, Director of Education, World Affairs Council, via e-mail or at (214) 965-8415.
Congratulations to our 2013 International Educator of the Year, Bhavani Parpia of HEB ISD
Luncheon Speaker Tony Wagner, Bhavani Parpia and Alcatel-Lucent's Chris Croupe
Chairman Bob Kantner, Bhavani Parpia and Alcatel-Lucent's Chris Croupe
Bhavani works at Hurst-Euless-Bedford schools as the district International Business Initiative coordinator, responsible for designing, developing, and implementing their Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, and Arabic programs. Bhavani has also worked as one of the instructors for the World Affairs Council’s teacher training programs. She is a representative of International Baccalaureate Americas as their site visitor and consultant. In 2000, Bhavani started the Primary School at North Hills Preparatory, in Irving, Texas, and then worked as their Advanced Academics Coordinator, curriculum director, and college counselor. In 2011, she led a group of teachers on a Fulbright-Hays project to India as the Curriculum Development Specialist. She holds a Masters of Science in Sociology from Virginia Tech. She recently started a nonprofit called ConnecTeach that trains teachers in poor areas around the world. www.ConnecTeach.org
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