Knight Road Elementary School Teacher, Josalyn Tresvant is one of four instructors to receive the award. The Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice award spotlights excellence in teaching and the practices of the most effective educators.
Tresvant will receive $25,000 and participate in a summer residency with TNTP, the organization that provides the award. "We are so proud of Ms. Tresvant's achievement – a result of her hard work, dedication and commitment,” said Dorsey E. Hopson, II Esq., Superintendent, Memphis City and Shelby County Schools.
This is the second year for the Fishman Prize. The award is named for Shira Fishman, a current DC Public Schools (DCPS) math teacher who was named the 2011 DCPS Teacher of the Year and received a 2011 Milken Educator Award.