Surprise! Watch the reaction of the 19 Recipients of the 2017 Big Apple Award when they get surprise visits from Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Deputy Chancellors.
In addition to their work in the classroom, Big Apple recipients spend a full year engaged in dialogue and influencing fellow educators across New York City.
A Big Apple Awards nomination is a great way to say "thank you" to an exceptional NYC teacher. Learn more about the benefits of being nominated.
Learn more about the Big Apple Awards and New York City's commitment to recognizing teacher excellence.
Meet the 2017-18 Big Apple Award recipients and learn about their impact on their students and school communities.
See how Big Apple Fellows use their skills as members of the Chancellor's Advisory Group to shape educational practice across New York City.