NFTE recognizes our teachers' dedication to their profession. Their innovative approaches to teaching the NFTE curriculum help our students to globalize their thinking every day, and to reach beyond themselves to become the business leaders of tomorrow.  Every year, NFTE honors one teacher from each of our program offices and partner programs around the world at our Global Gala.

Thanks to the generosity of MasterCard, each teacher was awarded an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC to attend the Global Gala and receive his or her honor in the company of fellow honorees. We are pleased to announce the NFTE teachers who will be representing their respective program offices at the 2014 Global Gala in Washington, DC.

Laura Berson
Brooklyn International High School
Brooklyn, NY

Eric Bojo
Friendship Academy of Engineering & Technology
Baltimore, MD

Jon Bull
Chicago Tech Academy
Chicago, IL

Hacker Burr
Charleston Collegiate School
Johns Island, SC

Rick Charles
Hayward High School
Hayward, CA

William Donnelly
St. Mary's Holy Faith Convent
Dublin, Ireland

Melissa Edwards
DM Therrell School of Law Government and Public Policy
Atlanta, GA

Rivka Elimelekh
Ort Rogozin Migdal Haemeq
Migdal Haemeq, Israel

Emily Frazier
Bladensburg High School
Bladensburg, MD

Michael Gardner
Franklin Learning Center
Philadelphia, PA

Ulrike Göll-Ulbrich
Realschule Diepholz
Diepholz, Niedersachsen, Germany


John Hermans
NFTE Belgium
Brussels, Belgium

Chengyu Kang
Bright China Foundation
Beijing, China

Quelina Jordan
Shaw High School
East Cleveland, OH

Karen Lopez
Duncan Polytechnical High School
Fresno, CA

Murray Moore
Topeka High School
Topeka, KS

Nelson Palencia
South East High School
South Gate, CA

Ray Parris
North Miami Beach Senior High
North Miami Beach, FL

Tanesha Poyser
Westhill High School
Stamford, CT

Sally Robledo
Institucion Educativa San Rafael
Buenaventura, Valle, Colombia

Dr. Anjana Tandon
I Create, Inc.
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Kelley Watson
MacArthur High School
Irving, TX

Jodie Woodruff
The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center
Providence, RI