Great teachers deserve recognition. TNTP’s Fishman Prize honors 100 inspiring public school teachers each year for their ability to create challenging and engaging classrooms for all of their students. Four winners receive $25,000 and six finalists receive $1,000.
"As a teacher, I believe in the power of possibility. I communicate to my students that, with hard work, they can accomplish great things. So, if I—if we—could win this prize, it would further prove that what we chant at the end of every class is true: 'Anything is possible.'"
2015 Fishman Prize winner
"I felt too busy at the time, and I was skeptical about my chances. Yet I believed deeply that my students were accomplishing incredible things, so I decided to go for it."
2013 Fishman Prize winner
"As a result of these experiences, I no longer see myself as an educator making a difference in one classroom at a time—I am a game changer, redefining what it means to be a teacher leader at the district, state, and national level."
2012 Fishman Prize winner
Winners participate in a thought-provoking summer residency with their peers, reflecting, writing, and sharing their voice.
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.