Big Apple Awards

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.

Hear from our 2015 Recipients!

Hear from the 2015 Big Apple Award recipients discuss what the award means to them!

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 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.