Global Teacher Prize

Fargo South teacher selected as one of top 10 teachers in the world for Global Teacher Prize

Helps set up scholarship fund for local refugee and immigrant students through earnings

FARGO, ND– A Fargo high school teacher is one of the top 10 educators in the world. Leah Juelke was a top ten finalist for the Global Teacher Prize. The $55,000 she won will go to refugee and immigrant students. “So, my initiative is I really want them to have some type of individual scholarship that they can apply for…

Fargo South teacher named one of 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize

Leah Juelke is the only finalist from the U.S. The winner of the award will receive $1 million.

FARGO, N.D. — Teaching was not always the plan for Leah Juelke. The 2001 Fargo South graduate attended NDSU on a nursing scholarship. Two years into college, she joined the Army National Guard as a medic. It was there that she found her real calling. “Having to train up all these new soldiers that came in, I really found a…