education90Cape Argus reports that Wendy Horn, Principal of Protea Heights Academy, a Maths and Science Focus School, is one of 50 finalists in the running for the Global Teacher of the Year Award 2017.  

Horn, who specialises in maths and science teaching, received the National Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching Science in March 2014.  She was the Western Cape’s Teacher of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching Science in 2013.  The Global Teacher Awards is in its fourth year and has been dubbed the Nobel Prize for teaching.  The $1 million teacher’s award is the largest prize of its kind.  "With more than 8,000 applicants from 148 countries around the world, being shortlisted in the top 50 finalists is a remarkable achievement," said Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer.  There are two South African finalists, Wendy Horn and Majorie Brown from Roedean School in Johannesburg.  The winner will be announced in March 2018.

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