BX Arena HS Teacher Receives Surpise Award

Evelyn Rebollar (c) graciously accepted the 2016 Fishman Prize Winner with her students (l-r) Michael Gastambides, Joseph McFadden, Jasmine Broda, Shammal Smith, Devon Brown, Amanda Roman, Sean Byfield and Leslianna Allen.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Evelyn Rebollar, a ninth through 12th grade English teacher at Bronx Arena High School, received a pleasant surprise on Tuesday, May 17 when she was presented with a $25,000 national teaching award. Rebollar is one of four national winners awarded the 2016 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice. In the last three years of Rebollar’s four-year career, 100% of her students have passed the NYS English Regents exam in 2015, she was featured on PBS News Hour in a report highlighting her classroom success.

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