Sep. 28, 2023 By Rachel Butler
Nominations are now open for public school teachers in Queens for the FLAG Awards, which recognize teaching excellence in the borough and across New York City.
The annual program, which is in its fifth year, is adding the new category of Top Elementary School Teacher in New York City, with a prize of $25,000 for the winning teacher’s own personal use, as well as $10,000 for their school. There will be six public schools and teachers in total who will receive the prizes of $25,000 and $10,000 for other titles.
Additionally, all finalists will receive $10,000 for their personal use and their schools will receive $5,000 each to use toward an arts-based initiative. Semi-finalists will receive $1,000 for their personal use, and their schools will receive $1,000 each.