Big Apple Awards

Thanks for your Nominations!

Thank you for nominating your teachers for the 2015 Big Apple Awards! Nominations are now CLOSED. Stay tuned for updates!

Learn about the Big Apple Awards

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

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.

Watch highlights from the 2014 Big Apple Awards Ceremony!

The NYCDOE honored 2014 Big Apple Recipients with a special ceremony at Gracie Mansion on June 19.


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 2014-15 Big Apple recipients and learn about their impact on their students and school communities.


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.