Lucia Fraile, the 3rd-grade dual language immersion teacher at Liberty Elementary (Fayette County), is one of three finalists for the 2021 Teacher of the Year Award presented by the Education Office of Spain to the United States and Canada.

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Lucia Fraille

To participate in the contest, Fraile organized a virtual intercultural event with students at Liberty and their peers from Sevilla, Spain. The event included more than 200 students interacting and conversing in English and Spanish and sharing their talents and hobbies.

“One of the most important opportunities dual language learning opens to students is the access to experience and appreciate diverse cultures,” Fraile said.

Fraile has 10 years of dual language experience, including stints in Sevilla, Spain, and in London, England.