Great teachers change lives. They unlock their students' potential and put them on paths to success. In New York City, more than 75,000 teachers are making a difference in the lives of our 1.1 million students each day.
The Big Apple Awards is a citywide teacher recognition program open to all current, full-time public school teachers in New York City. Now in its third year, the Big Apple Awards celebrate educators across the City and honor those teachers who inspire students, model great teaching, and enrich their school communities.
By honoring the success of these teachers, the NYC Department of Education celebrates the countless teachers who go above and beyond to serve New York City's schools. We thank each and every one of them for their unwavering commitment to our 1.1 million students.