We’re thrilled to share with you this great video that shows Vicky Colbert receiving the 2011 Kravis Prize in Leadership earlier this year. In her acceptance speech at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Vicky talks about Escuela Nueva and its impact on the lives of children through innovative education techniques. During his remarks at the award ceremony, Henry Kravis said he most respects and appreciates Vicky’s ability to “lead with innovation.”

We also thoroughly enjoyed the interview with Vicky conducted by Henry and Marie-Josee Kravis, who established the Prize in 2006. During their conversation, Mrs. Kravis pointed out that education models such as Escuela Nueva rely on networks of parents, teachers and communities, and that these networks provide “hope that societies will move in the direction” of educating their children in a way that focuses on innovation.

Vicky is a truly inspiring leader who sees the mission of Escuela Nueva in a broad context:

“We want to learn how to build citizenship through education. We are working to establish affordable schools of excellent quality, where children, teachers, parents and the community are empowered to learn to learn and contribute to a culture of peace and economic development.”

Enjoy the video below and let us know how Vicky and her work with Escuela Nueva inspires you!