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Daphne Draa

Daphne Draa (IN '04)

Teacher

Center for Inquiry
Indianapolis, IN

Subject(s) taught: Art, Dance
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

At the time of the Award, Daphne Draa was:

Teacher
Center for Inquiry
Indianapolis, IN

Subject(s) taught: Art, Dance
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


Biographical Information

Art teacher Daphne Draa teaches at the Indianapolis Public Schools Center for Inquiry in Indianapolis. Draa, who grew up in Saudi Arabia and traveled worldwide, places great importance on advocating tolerance and acceptance of cultural differences. Last year, she took letters and photos of students along with a student-made film, Peace Ambassadors, to share with pupils in Saudi Arabia. She also coordinated students, parents, neighborhood organizations, district officials, business partners and local artists to create a Peace Sculpture and annual Community Art Celebration at CFI. Draa sits on the district's Art Advisory Committee and serves as teacher liaison to the Parent Teacher Student Association, Student Council advisor, Discovery Club coordinator and yearbook coordinator. A proponent of service learning, Draa teaches part-time at the University of Indianapolis, and is the 2003 Indianapolis Public Schools Teacher of the Year.


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Awards/Honors

2013 Lowell Milken Center Fellow


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