World Educator Award

Brandon Frederick, 2014-15 World Educator


Each year, the World Affairs Council honors a local educator who has made exceptional contributions in broadening the global horizons of students and colleagues. The recipient of the World Educator Award is an outstanding K-12 teacher who promotes international understanding in the classroom and contributes to the development of resources so that other educators and community members are better prepared to meet a major challenge of our time: to educate youth about world affairs. This teacher has been actively involved with World Affairs Council programs.

We invite you to nominate a candidate for the World Affairs Council’s 2015-16 World Educator Award. This is a chance to ask a student you know about an inspirational teacher in his or her life. Nominations should be sent to the World Affairs Council in the form of an email or letter. The nomination should include specific information about how the candidate meets the above criteria as well as name, school, subjects taught, grades taught, address, phone number, and email address. Please send your nominations to Amy Lutterloh at or World Affairs Council ATTN: World Educator, 2200 Alaskan Way, Suite 450, Seattle WA 98121. 

We hope that you will help us find the most deserving individual for our 2015-16 World Educator. Please pass this message along to administrators, teachers, students, and parents in your district who may be interested in nominating a teacher/colleague for this special award.

Congratulations to Brandon Frederick, our 2014-15 World Educator recipient! Read about Brandon’s work as an outstanding educator here.


The World Affairs Council has honored an outstanding teacher with the World Educator Award each year since 1997.

World Educator Award Recipients:

2014- Brandon Frederick, Bonney Lake High School

2013 – Noah Zeichner, Sealth International High School
2012 – Hands for a Bridge, Roosevelt High School
2011 –
Lisa Clarke, Kent-Meridian High School, Kent

2010 – Erin Lynch, Nathan Hale High School, Seattle
2009 – Ben Wheeler, Explorer West, Seattle
2008 – Bob Mazelow, Lakeside School, Seattle
2007 – Ryan Hauck, Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Marysville
2006 – David White-Espin, Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center, Seattle
2005 – Betty Lau, Franklin High School, Seattle
2004 – Wendy Ewbank, Seattle Girls’ School, Seattle
2003 – Patricia Burleson, Island View Elementary School, Anacortes
2002 – Mary Ellen Cardella, Office of Minority Affairs High School, Seattle
2000 – Sue Pike, Foster High School, Tukwila
1999 – Gretchen Coe & Anne Fitzpatrick, Mercer Middle School, Seattle
1998 – Mary Hammond Bernson, Jackson School of International Studies, Seattle
1997 – Keith Forest, Decatur High School, Federal Way

Click here to see photos from the celebration of our 2010 World Citizen Ezra Teshome and our 2010 World Educator Erin Lynch on November 19, 2010 with keynote speaker, Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams!

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