Big Apple Awards

Congratulations to the 2016 Recipients!

Surprise! Watch the reaction of the 17 Recipients of the 2016 Big Apple Award when they get surprise visits from Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.

The Fellowship Year

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.

Big Apple Early Career Excellence Awards

The Early Career Excellence Awards are a subset of the Big Apple Awards, honoring teachers in their first five years in the NYC DOE.

Learn about the Big Apple Awards

The Big Apple Awards celebrate educators who inspire students, model great teaching, and enrich their school communities.

How the Awards Work

How the Awards Work

Learn more about the Big Apple Awards and New York City's commitment to recognizing teacher excellence.


This Year's Recipients

Meet the 2016-17 Big Apple Award recipients and learn about their impact on their students and school communities.

Fellowship Year

The Fellowship Year

See how Big Apple Fellows use their skills as members of the Chancellor's Advisory Group to shape educational practice across New York City.