TNTP Names Winners of $25K Teaching Prize

| Education Week | Anthony Rebora

The honorees, each of whom will receive a not-to-be-sneezed-at $25,000, are:

  • Erin Dukeshire, a 6th grade science teacher at Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Roxbury, Mass.;
  • Erica Mariola, a kindergarten teacher at KIPP East Community Primary in New Orleans;
  • Zeke Phillips, 5th grade English teacher Excel Academy in Chelsea, Mass.; and
  • Stephanie Sun, 5th Grade English at Achievement First Brownsville Middle School in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The winners are also invited to participate in a summer residency program. During the program, according to TNTP's website, the teachers explore issues shaping their profession, meet with top educators and policymakers, and discuss and work on essays about their teaching strategies, “to be shared in robust knowledge based on effective instructional practice.”

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Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

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