Imagine International Academy of North Texas

Lindsay JohnstonThe International Educator of the Year award supports Global Young Leaders, the Council’s high school education program, and honors outstanding North Texas educators for their work expanding international learning opportunities.

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.



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.


Q. Who is eligible for this award?

A. The individual being nominated for the IEY Award must be a full-time 6-12 teacher or administrator who resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and has worked with WACDFW in some capacity over their career. The nominee should have a proven track record of incorporating international resources and perspectives into their work as an educator to develop global competence skills in students.

Q. What are the benefits associated with this award?

A. The International Educator of the Year will receive a $500 award, a trip to the World Affairs Councils of America Conference in Washington, DC in the fall (includes flight and conference fees) and a one-year membership to the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Winner will be announced at the Council’s annual International Educator of the Year luncheon.

Q. Who can give me more information about this award?

A. For more information, contact Jennifer Bowden, Director of Education, via email or at 214-965-8415.