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TNTP Re-imagine Teaching

The Fishman Prize

The Fishman Prize

Great teachers deserve recognition. TNTP’s Fishman Prize honors 100 inspiring public school teachers each year. Four winners participate in a thought-provoking summer residency with their peers—and receive a $25,000 award.

Winner Highlight

Erica Stewart

Engaging parents is a priority in Erica’s fourth-grade math classroom. In the mornings, parents often join the first 20 minutes of class to work with individual students. “We’re not just saying we’re a community, we’re showing them.”

Winner Highlight

Evelyn Rebollar

Evelyn grew up in New York City, just like her students. She understands the obstacles they face. Evelyn had an eleventh-grade English teacher who challenged her to excel in school. Now she wants to pay it forward and do the same for her students. 

Winner Highlight

Heather Howle

Heather teaches eighth graders in St. Francisville, Louisiana, a town of 1,500 where many graduates leave for jobs in bigger cities. She hopes her school’s STEM programs will empower her students to go to college—and return to start local companies.

Winner Highlight

Matthew Patterson

When Matthew came home to Atlanta, Georgia to teach English at Banneker High School, the school was struggling. He is working to change that. A big reason for Matthew’s success is his unwavering belief in his students’ abilities to exceed expectations.

The Residency

Winners participate in a thought-provoking summer residency with their peers, reflecting and writing about the issues facing their profession.


on your craft and your profession in an intensive, five-week summer residency. 


with other exceptional teachers and staff across TNTP. 


with thought leaders in education, from policymakers to journalists. 


the essential elements of your practice in a collection of essays for teachers.