Great teachers are everything but ordinary.
You feel it the instant you step into their classroom – their students' energy and engagement in learning, their assurance that their students can achieve anything, their absolute love for the work. There's no magic potion or secret formula here; their greatness is in the little things they do each day. Yet, too often these great teachers go unrecognized.
The Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice aims to change that. A $25,000 annual award given to four extraordinary teachers in high-need public schools, the Fishman Prize spotlights excellence in the classroom, elevates teachers who go the extra mile for their students, and ensures those teachers are recognized and celebrated.
Applications for the 2016 Fishman Prize are now open, and you can help show an extraordinary teacher they matter by nominating them to apply. As Stephanie Sun, a 2015 Fishman Prize winner, reflects, "I would have never applied if it wasn't for the nomination and push from my instructional coach."
Don't wait. Nominating only takes a minute, and our first application deadline is November 24, 2015. Final deadline is January 5, 2016.