Jan L. Tucker Memorial Speaker
Dr. Fred Mednick began his career in Los Angeles as a teacher and school principal. In 2000, he founded Teachers Without Borders (TWB) to connect teacher leaders to information and each other so that may close the education divide—on a global scale. Brains are evenly distributed throughout the world, he is fond of saying, but education is not. Today, Teachers Without Borders members span 171 countries. TWB offers a suite of free teacher development courses, workshops, and resources in global education and international development, policy change, girls' education, peace and human rights, and education in emergencies. A recipient of the 2010 Champion of African Education Award, the 2018 Luxembourg Peace Prize, and the 2019 Ahmadiyyah Peace Prize, Teachers Without Borders champions teachers as the only truly sustainable change agents.
Dr. Mednick holds professorships at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Brussels. His book, Outside My Window: My Eyewitness Account of Teacher Leaders Changing the World, is available without cost, online.