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Fishman Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Who inspires you? Across the country, exceptional public school teachers are leading challenging and engaging classrooms where all their students succeed. These teachers inspire us every day—yet they often go unrecognized and unheard.

Five years ago TNTP launched the Fishman Prize as way to celebrate great teachers. Since then, we’ve recognized nearly 500 teachers who build strong relationships with their students, ignite passion for their subject matter, and push students to reach their highest aspirations. 

Today is your chance to recognize these inspiring teachers.

The application for the 2017 Fishman Prize is now open. Four final winners participate in a thought-provoking summer residency with their peers, reading, writing, and speaking about teaching and learning. Each winner also receives a $25,000 award.

Join the celebration and nominate the teachers that inspire you by December 13, 2016.

“Share the application with the great teachers you know and encourage them to apply. I can promise you—and them—that it’s an opportunity worth the time.” - Jennifer Corroy Porras, 2013 Fishman Prize winner



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