Meet the Fishman Winners!
Four phenomenal teachers take this year's prize.
The online application period for the 2015 Fishman Prize is now closed. Sign up to receive updates on the 2016 application.
To be eligible for the Fishman Prize, an applicant must:
In addition to meeting the above eligibility requirements, successful candidates must demonstrate:
Applicants do not need to be nominated to be eligible to apply.
To get started, complete the online application, including basic background information and responses to two short essay questions. Before you begin, we strongly recommend that you read Languages for Learning, along with the other collections of essays from previous Fishman Prize winners. We also suggest that you take a few days to work through the application to ensure your submission is complete by the final deadline.
Selected applicants will be asked to submit a teaching video and reference form from either their current principal or another school leader who can offer perspective on their success in the classroom. Guidelines on how to create and upload the videos will be provided. Semi-Finalists will be notified by early March 2015.
Selected applicants will be asked to allow a TNTP staff member to conduct an in-person visit to their classroom for a single observation within a 2- to 3-week period. Finalists will be notified by mid-April 2015.
A small group of finalists will be invited to an in-person interview event with a panel of judges. The interviews will take place in New York City. TNTP will cover travel costs and associated expenses. The judges will select up to five winners. Winners will be announced by end of May 2015.