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2019 Honoree - 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.”


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. 


Who is eligible for this award?

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.

What are the benefits associated with this award?

The International Educator of the Year will receive a $500 award, a trip to the World Affairs Councils of America Conference in Washington, D.C. 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.

Who can give me more information about this award?

For more information, contact Jennifer Bowden, Director of the Education, via e-mail or at (214) 965-8415.

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