Ten alumni of The City University of New York have won 2020 Big Apple Awards, a recognition of their exceptional skills as New York City public-school educators. The winners, announced by the New York City Department of Education, hold degrees from nine CUNY colleges – Brooklyn College, City College, College of Staten Island, Hunter College, Kingsborough Community College, Lehman College, Queens College, Queensborough Community College, and York College. CUNY is well represented among the winners, with more than half of the 19 awards coming from the University.
The teachers who won were selected from a pool of thousands of nominations, representing schools in all five boroughs. All will serve as Big Apple Fellows during the 2020-2021 school year.
One of these CUNY winners, three teach math!
Pedro Dones, a middle school math teacher in the Bronx, attended City College.
Arturo Lazaro, Jr., a high school math teacher in Brooklyn, attended Lehman College.
Emma Comstock Reid, a middle school math teacher in the Bronx, attended Hunter College. She also participates in CUNY’s Algebra for All micro-credential at City College.
Congratulations to these math teachers and all the CUNY alumni winners!