Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 5.11.57 PMThe NYC Department of Education’s annual Big Apple Awards: Recognizing Teacher Excellence in New York City citywide nomination period opened on Monday, November 16School communities across the City have the opportunity to recognize the exceptional work of our outstanding educators.

Please encourage your entire school community—students, families, faculty, and staff—to nominate educators. When our communities shine a spotlight on the great work of our educators, we strengthen family-community ties, build greater trust and mutual appreciation within our schools, and create additional opportunities for deeper collaboration.

For more information on the awards, to see past recipients or to nominate a teacher visit their webpage.