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Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice

In 2014, more than 820 teachers applied for the Fishman Prize. About 100 applicants were invited to submit teaching videos, and 21 were selected as semi-finalists for unannounced classroom observations by TNTP. Ten finalists were interviewed by an expert panel of judges, and four were named winners.

Winners

Jamie Irish

Jamie Irish

8th Grade Math, KIPP Central City Academy New Orleans, LA

Katie Lyons

Katie Lyons

6th-8th Grade Literacy & Social Studies, National Teachers Academy Chicago, IL

Leslie Ross

Leslie Ross

Science Curriculum Facilitator, Allen Middle School Greensboro, NC

Whitney Henderson

Whitney Henderson

7th Grade Writing, KIPP Central City Academy New Orleans, LA

Finalists

Ami Patel

Ami Patel

4th Grade Language Arts, Achievement First Brownsville Elementary School Brooklyn, NY

Benjamin Sinwell

Benjamin Sinwell

9th-10th Grade Math, Pendleton High School Pendleton, SC

Carol Wingard

Carol Wingard

8th Grade Math, Dealey International Academy Dallas, TX

Karen Ziminski

Karen Ziminski

6th-8th Grade Science, Clarence Edwards Middle School Boston, MA

Lindsay Hawkins

Lindsay Hawkins

English as a Second Language, Gypsum Elementary School Gypsum, CO

Paul Friedmann

Paul Friedmann

7th Grade Math, Brooke Charter School Boston, MA

Rachel McClam

Rachel McClam

5th Grade Math, DC Prep Public Charter School Washington, D.C.

Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall

8th Grade Math, Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School Brooklyn, NY

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