Recently, an old truth was publicly recognized; Black women are great teachers. Chosen from 8,000 global applicants, Keishia Thorpe became the 2021 winner of the prestigious Global Teacher Award. The Howard University graduate is the first Black women to win the annual award, that includes $1 million dollars, for being an exceptional educator making extraordinary contributions to their profession.
A talented and devoted educator, Thorpe distinguished herself as a visionary with unparalleled dedication. The 12th grade English teacher was highly celebrated for going above and beyond after restructuring her class curriculum to make it more culturally responsive.
Click here to learn more about Keishia Thorpe, the extraordinary Maryland educator attending to the cultural needs of her students, and thereby representing Black teacher excellence.