PS/MS 219 Paul Klapper School

144-39 Gravett Road, Flushing, NY 11367                  (718) 793-2130

Frederick Wright, Principal

Erica Paley, Assistant Principal        Sheilah Papa, Assistant Principal        Marlin Vellon, Assistant Principal

Tara Coniglio, Respect for All Liaison

2019-2020 Instructional Focus

Professional Learning Teams will analyze individual student data and monitor student progress to provide cycles of rigorous and engaging small group instruction.

Big Apple Awards

Nominate Outstanding Teachers/Counselors for the Big Apple Awards

School Type: All schools

Deadline: December 2

Workflow Subcategory: Teacher Development

The DOE is recognizing teacher excellence through the eighth annual Big Apple Awards program. You and your school community (e.g., students, families, administrators, support staff, and teachers) are encouraged to nominate current, full-time teachers who have demonstrated exceptional success in their impact on student learning, instructional practices, and professional contributions to their school community. For the second year, post secondary counselors who have made significant strides in advancing their students’ postsecondary readiness and success are also being recognized through the Big Apple College & Career Ambassador award.

You should consider nominating outstanding teachers and counselors in your school, and share this nomination link with colleagues and community members. You can also distribute this flyer to raise awareness. Nominations are due by December 2. Award recipients will be recognized as exemplary educators, and will spend the 2020–21 school year representing teachers citywide as Big Apple Fellows and members of the Chancellor’s Teacher Advisory Group, while continuing their work in the classroom. Note that applicants who advance to the finalist round will have the opportunity to interview and/or open their classrooms to their superintendent teams.

During the 2018–19 school year, 75 percent of DOE schools nominated at least one teacher for the Big Apple Awards; this year’s goal is to receive at least one nomination from each school and increase the number of high-quality teachers advancing to the next round. For more information about the Big Apple Awards, the selection process, and past recipients, visit the Big Apple Awards website.