Public Service Company announced the awarding of $4,800 in new AEP Teacher Vision Grants to teachers in 8 schools to help them with innovative approaches to improve student learning in the classroom.
Individual grants up to $500 have been awarded to teachers in Antlers, Atoka, Hinton, Hobart, Idabel, Olustee-Eldorado, Rattan and Tulsa. The amount awarded totals $4,800.
“If adequate funding is all that stands between a teacher and a new classroom adventure, that’s where our Teacher Vision Grants can help,” said Tiffini Jackson, PSO vice president for external affairs. “We have a deep appreciation for educators who inspire students to think creatively and develop a love of learning to prepare them for the future.”
The AEP Teacher Vision Grant program was launched in 2003 to provide aid ranging from $100 to $500 to classroom teachers. As an AEP Company, PSO offers educators who live or teach in our service area the opportunity to apply for the mini-grants.
Projects with an academic focus and goal of improving student achievement are eligible for consideration. AEP has a special interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), electrical safety, the study of energy and a sustainable environment, and energy efficiency.
Individuals receiving Teacher Vision Grants are:
- Matthew Whitaker…Olustee-Eldorado Public Schools
- Brittney Webster…Hinton Elementary School
- Wayna Leyba…Antlers Elementary School
- Krystal Day…Antlers Elementary School
- Kimberly Thueson…Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy
- Sandra Lawrence…Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy
- Terri Bastible…Primary South Elementary (Idabel)
- Vanessa Baker…Hobart Public Schools
- Angela Ervin…Rattan Elementary School
- Monica Cathey…Atoka Elementary School
For more information on the AEP Teacher Vision Grants program and other AEP education initiatives, see www.aep.com/community/teachersandstudents.
Source: press release