The Big Apple Awards celebrate and recognize teachers who inspire students, model great teaching, and enrich their school community. Nominate a teacher today!
Surprise! Watch the reaction of the 17 Recipients of the 2016 Big Apple Award when they get surprise visits from Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.
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.
The Early Career Fellowship Year honors teachers in their first five years in the NYC DOE.
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 2016-17 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.