Dubai: Nancie Atwell from United States won the one million dollar Global Teacher Prize.

Atwell was awarded the prize, which was launched by Gems Education’s Varkey Foundation by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and the Former US President Bill Clinton at the Global Education and Skills Forum 2015.

Nancie was one of the top 10 finalists who were shortlisted from 5,000 nominations for their truly inspirational contribution to education.

She was chosen for founding the Center for Teaching and Learning, a non-profit demonstration school created for the purpose of developing and disseminating effective classroom practices.She teaches English as a writing-reading workshop where her students who choose the subjects they write about and the books they read: an average of 20 pieces of publishable writing and 40 books each year. The average child reads six to 10 books a year in the US.