The Global Teacher Prize awards $1 million and brings international recognition to outstanding teachers. This year’s prize has gone to Keisha Thorpe, a teacher in Maryland who had immigrated to US from Jamaica as a child and now prepares immigrants for a successful life. The award recognizes her work teaching English to 12th grade students. Thorpe is also the founder of Food4Change, a program which supports immigrant families. "Every child needs a champion, an adult who will never, ever give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the very best they can possibly be”, says Thorpe, who was selected out of more than 8,000 applications and nominations for this year's award.