Andria Zafirakou

2018 Global prize winner, Best teacher in the world

Andria Zafirakou

2018 Global prize winner, Best teacher in the world

Biografi

Andria Zafirakou is a teacher at Alperton Community School in Brent on the outskirts of London, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse places. In 2018, Andria won the Global Teacher Prize in recognition of the extraordinary contribution she has made to education in London as a teacher of arts and textiles.​ And in November of 2018 she appeared as a guest in Skavlan.

She is passionate about education and changing the lives of young people and underserved communities through creativity. She has worked her entire teaching career of 13 years at Alperton Community School and was promoted to Deputy Head of Art within a year of her arrival. She is now Associate Deputy Headteacher leading on staff professional development.

Using the prize money awarded by the Global Teacher prize, Andria founded a charity called Artists in Residence (AiR) with an aim to improve arts education in schools.