2024 International Educator of the Year

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Thu Mar 28

International Educator of the Year

Awarded to Lindsay Johnston

11:30 am - 1:30 pm CT
Dallas , TX
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Lindsay Johnston

Lindsay Johnston

Imagine International Academy of North Texas

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Flo Groberg

Medal of Honor Recipient

HONOREE – Lindsay Johnston

Lindsay Johnston is a teacher at Imagine International Academy of North Texas in McKinney where she teaches multiple grades in International Baccalaureate education. She began her teaching career in 2006. Through her leadership with the school’s Junior World Affairs Council, Lindsay has lead an annual Kosovo Campaign and raised more than $18,000 for demining in Kosovo. She was recognized in 2022 by Prime Minister Kurti of Kosovo for her efforts. She has received many other honors and recognitions throughout her teaching career.

Lindsay Johnston Award

KEYNOTE – Flo Groberg

On August 8, 2012, Captain Florent (Flo) Groberg was serving as a personal security detachment commander for Task Force Mountain Warrior, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. When Groberg noticed an individual with an abnormal bulge walking close to their formation, he instinctively tackled the assailant, shielding his fellow soldiers from the blast. He flew 15 to 20 feet, sustaining multiple injuries and nerve damage, a blown eardrum, and a mild traumatic brain injury. On November 12, 2015, Groberg became one of 3,535 recipients since 1894 to receive the Medal of Honor. His courageous and selfless act of sacrifice embodies valor, bravery, courage, and the commitment to going above and beyond the call of duty. Groberg has taken a new role as Vice President in the Portfolio Strategy and Optimization Group at AE Industrial Partners, LP.

Flo Receiving Award

About The International Educator of the Year Award

In working directly with 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.

Underwriting Sponsors:

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Haynes Boone
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Linda & Richard Shaffer
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Patron Sponsors

  • Marjorie A. Adams
  • Jocelyn Ansley
  • AT&T
  • Bain
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Dallas College
  • Shelly & Michael Dee
  • Fan Law Office
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Frost Bank
  • FTI Consulting
  • Harwood International
  • Maisie L. Heiken
  • HKS
  • JacksonShaw
  • Jackson Walker
  • Cher & David Jacobs
  • Jones Day
  • Jessica Koloini & Travis Kelly
  • Joan & Dick Keyser
  • Bets Lillo
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Naveen Jindal School of Management – University of Texas at Dallas
  • NEC Corporation of America
  • PwC
  • Joanna & Eric Ridgway
  • Sidley Austin, LLP
  • Alishia & John Spriggins
  • Texas Instruments
  • Arielle Tobin
  • Toyota
  • Mike & Mitzi Wadsworth
  • Vistra Energy
  • Gary A. Wolens