Teaching Matters will be awarding the seventh Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize to a principal representing a public school that advances opportunities for students by positioning teachers to lead, learn, and thrive. The winning school will receive a one-time award of $25,000 to advance, expand or replicate an initiative already underway. Funds may be applied to staffing, consultants, release or common planning time, software, hardware, or other resources specific to the initiative.
Submissions must demonstrate exemplary practices in increasing teacher effectiveness. Examples include but are not limited to: teacher leadership (or distributed leadership) initiatives, collaborative Inquiry, structures that expand opportunities for professional learning; and the development of career pathways that help retain great teachers.
K-12 publicly-funded schools within a 100-mile radius of New York City are eligible, and submissions should be made by principals. Applications will be accepted from March 6th to May 12th, 2017 at midnight.
The five finalists will be showcased at the Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize Luncheon being held on Wednesday July 19, 2017 in New York City.
Please use the Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize rubric to guide you in completing your application.