Haiti teacher Guy Etienne among 10 finalists for $1 million prize

An innovative idea to get a broken traffic light to work again at the corner of John Brown and Martin Luther in Port-au-Prince by the privately run College Catts Pressoir contributed to place their teacher in international stage.


The school chemistry teacher Guy Etienne teaches student leadership and problem solving skills

Guy Etienne of Haiti is competing for a $1 million award as the World's Most Exceptional Teacher, given by the Varkey Foundation. Etienne has made it to the final 10 and will travel to Dubai where the winner will be announced at the Varkey Foundation's Global Education and Skills Forum.

Etienne is Director of Catts Pressoir, one of the few elite private schools for the Haitian middle-class, where tuition runs $1,200 per year. Parents are prepared to make sacrifices so their children can receive the best education possible as the school is considered to be ". . . of the same quality of any good American or French school."


Yon lide inovatif. Yon limyè trafik nan kwen nan John Brown ak Martin Luther an Pòtoprens mete Kolèj Catts Pressoir nan etap entènasyonal. Pwofesè chimi Guy Etienne nan mitan 10 finalis pwofesè pou $ 1 milyon dola pwi

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