Maggie MacDonnell, a Canadian teacher has won a global teaching prize worth $1 million US for her work in Salluit, an Inuit community in northern Quebec.
Maggie who grew up in Nova Scotia, beat out 20,000 other nominees for the 2017 Global Teaching Prize which was established three years ago to "underline the importance of educators worldwide."
Global Teaching Prize, awarded annually by the Dubai-based Varkey Foundation has become one of the most-coveted and high-profile awards for teaching excellence.
The foundation said in a statement that MacDonnell has "made an outstanding contribution to the lives of her students and everyone in Salluit."
Salluit, a tiny village with a population of 1,450, is so remote that it's accessible only by air.