Woo and the other finalists have been selected from over 30,000 nominations and applications from 173 countries around the world.

This marks yet another proud moment for the high school teacher, after being named Australia's Local Hero for 2018, becoming the first teacher to give NSW's Australia Day address and receiving a Commonwealth Bank Teaching Award in 2017, to list a few.

The Global Teacher Prize was set up to recognize one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession as well as to shine a spotlight on the important role teachers play in society.

By unearthing thousands of stories of heroes that have transformed young people’s lives, the prize hopes to bring to life the exceptional work of millions of teachers all over the world. 

The winner will be announced this year at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai on Sunday, 18 March.

Look out for Woo in our Term 1 edition of LeadershipEd magazine, where he takes us through his teaching journey, talks WooTube and leading rich learning in mathematics.

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