International Educator of the Year

Occurring in the spring of each year, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth's International Educator of the Year Award Luncheon allows the Council to highlight the amazing individuals that make our education program, Global Young Leaders, possible. In working directly with high schools and universities, the Council 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 typical responsibilities.

2019 International educator of the Year
Wendy Seeliger- Dietschweiler

Lewisville High School - Harmon Campus

Ms. Wendy Seeliger-Dietschweiler, an educator at Lewisville High School - Harmon Campus, was recently honored as the Lewisville High School Teacher of the Year. Seeliger-Dietschweiler has been teaching for 22 years and has led as a JWAC sponsor for over 12 years. She previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer and taught English in China. When asked why she believed Ms. Seegiler-Dietschweiler deserved to be recognized as our 2019 International Educator of the Year, student Ester Nascimento said, “Ms. Seeliger... not only open[ed] my eyes to look at the world differently, but she has shown me how much I can contribute to the society at such a young age.”

2019 IEY Presenting Sponsor


2019 IEY Underwriting Sponsors

Michael and Shelly Dee



Marjorie A. Adams
Jocelyn Ansley
Baylor University
Margot Carter/Living Mountain Capital
Dallas County Community College District
Essilor of America, Inc.
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Grant Thornton LLP
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
HKS, Inc.
Samina Hooda
Chris Hughes, KPMG LLP
Cher and David Jacobs
Robert Jordan
Jessica Koloini and Travis Kelly
Naveen Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas
Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP
Linda and Richard Shaffer
Taxco Produce
TDKrause Consulting, LLC
Kathy and John Ward

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Thursday March 28
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Belo Mansion
(2101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75201)
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