Visiting International Faculty (VIF) Program has an International Educator of the Year recognition program for its teachers, and was thrilled to announce that Ingrid Arriagada (pictured, above right), a Spanish teacher at Bolton Academy, has been selected as one of its five International Educators of the Year. Not every one of the states in which VIF places teachers had a winner, so this is a particularly special honor for Arriagada. According to a representative from VIF, the selection committee highly regarded her presentation submission and strong letter of support. Arriagada was selected because her presentation showed a high level of curriculum integration, student involvement, and high cultural contributions to her class, school and community.
Arriagada will be honored at Bolton Academy during next month’s Teacher Appreciation Week. If her name sounds familiar, Arriagada also was featured in the Spring issue of The Atlanta Educator. (Read the feature here.) And if VIF sounds familiar, that’s because now-former Slater Elementary teacher Maria Beatriz Chopite Gonzales was Georgia’s International Educator of the Year. (Read press release here.)