Ex-Avenues Youth Project member and now Trustee of the Avenues Youth Project, Eartha Pond, has been shortlisted for the coveted Global Teacher Prize. She is one of only four teachers in the country to make the shortlist. The winner will be awarded $1m.
Eartha is Vice Principle at The Crest Academy in North London while also playing professional football for Tottenham Hotspurs womens.
Eartha who recently went on a hunger strike in support of a charitable cause close to her heart also coordinated a £100,000 crowdfund in support of the Grenfell Tower fire survivors within days, and arranged for the Avenues Youth project to become a collection point of donations.
We are proud to count Eartha among our alumni, and now to have the benefit of her drive, insight and expertise on our Board of Trustees to ensure we inspire the next generation of young people to achieve success in their chosen field.
Sunny Varkey, founder of the Global Teacher Prize, said that he hoped that the shortlisted teachers would inspire those considering entering the teaching profession “and shine a spotlight on the incredible work teachers do all over the world every day”.
Avenues Board and Staff Away Day 2016: From Left to Right, Fabian Sharp (Director), Peter Doble (Trustee), Eartha Pond (Trustee), Marcus Leon (Youth Worker), Wayne Louis (Youth Worker), Carol Archibald (Programme Manager), Virginia Ashton (Trustee), Valeria Borgia (Facilitator), Jennie Marshall (Chair of Trustees)