WorldStrides Teacher of the Year: Lynn Bourinaris

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, WorldStrides will be showcasing our five 2019 Teacher of the Year recipients. These teachers have gone above and beyond, inside of the classroom and out. We are thrilled to honor them for their commitment to students and share their stories!

Lynn Bourinaris is a Culinary Arts teacher (yum!) at Sussex County Technical School in Sparta, New Jersey. Her students view her as kind and selfless, an educator in every sense of the word, and believe she is the most inspirational person they know. As one nominator said, “Chef Lynn Bourinaris is not just a teacher to her students, she’s a mentor, a role model, and treats each one of us like we are one of her own children. She sees each one of our potential and stops at nothing until we reach for nothing but the best.”

Check out how we surprised her in her classroom with the news that she was a WorldStrides Teacher of the Year below. Congratulations Lynn!