Brooklyn’s James Madison High School welcomed 2018 Global Teacher Prize winner Andria Zafirakou (left) on Wednesday. (Julianna Hernandez / New York Daily News)

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The world’s top teacher visited a school in Brooklyn on Wednesday — and felt she was the one lucky to be there.

Global Teacher Prize winner Andria Zafirakou felt “absolutely superprivileged” to visit James Madison High School. The art teacher from London sat in on ceramics and music classes, watched students do magic tricks, did a Q&A session, critiqued students’ artwork and toured the school.

Zafirakou is in New York to speak to the United Nations General Assembly. She was invited to James Madison by Melissa Morris, a Global Teacher Prize finalist who teaches at the Brooklyn school.

In every class she sat in on, her Global Teacher Prize trophy was passed around for each student to hold. Zafirakou wore a smile everywhere she went, inspiring students.

“When you move to Brooklyn, come work in this school,” Shohinabonu Mahsudeva, a student from Uzbekistan, told Zafirakou during a Q&A session.

In the music class Zafirakou visited, the students showed her a video project in which they played a song with musicians all across the world through video-calling. Zafirakou shouted with joy when the performance finished.

“Do you realize how professional that was? I’d pay to see that in concert,” exclaimed Zafirakou.

“We’ll hold you to that,” a student replied.

Zafirakou opened the floor to more questions, and a student asked about bringing world peace through music. She believes it can be done.

“You are the ones that are here to make change. We are now looking to you, so don’t let us down,” said Zafirakou.

A school tour led by student ambassador and band member Richie Garcia concluded the day spent with the world’s best teacher. Garcia “felt honored” to be the student chosen to lead Zafirakou around his high school.

They walked through the halls viewing students’ murals and even stopped in a fashion design class that used the same curriculum as her school in London.

“I feel like I’m at home. I’m happy and comfortable here. This is my normal world. To be in a different country but still in my element is amazing,” remarked Zafirakou.

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