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BIRMINGHAM – Fourteen new public school teachers in Alabama have received a grant from the Alabama Power Foundation. The grant can be used for needed classroom materials and supplies.
“Since 1995, these grants have positively impacted thousands of students across the state,” said Milla Boschung, dean of the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Alabama. Boschung served on the selection committee and assisted in the development of the program. “The grants fill a need for new teachers who might not have the established supplies of experienced teachers.”
Candidates were submitted from among the state’s public teacher colleges and winners were selected by a committee that included public education school deans. Each winner graduated from state-approved teacher programs at Alabama’s public four-year colleges and universities.
“We are proud to invest in some of Alabama’s most promising new teachers as they begin their careers as educators,” said Leigh Perry, president of the Alabama Power Foundation. “The Alabama Power Foundation believes that a good education is essential to continued growth and improving the quality of life in Alabama. Students will be well prepared for the future because these teachers are in the classroom.”
Here are the winners of the new teacher grants, the schools where they teach and the colleges where they earned their education degrees:
Dwight Rydell Freeman; Capitol Heights Middle School – Montgomery; Alabama State University
Jake Griffith; John Jones Elementary – Rainbow City; Jacksonville State University
Susan Harris; Continuous Learning Center – Mobile; University of South Alabama
Christopher Jacks; Robertsdale Elementary – Robertsdale; University of Alabama
Bradley Jeremiah Coan; Smiths Station Junior High School – Smiths Station; Auburn University
Brooke Deason Kelso; Hewitt-Trussville High School – Trussville; University of Montevallo
Carl J. Ruby III; Butler High School – Huntsville; Athens State University
Adrienne Lee; Knox Elementary School – Selma; University of West Alabama
Sandra McDonald; Eastside Elementary School – Lafayette; Troy University – Phenix City
Phillip Smith; Florala High School – Florala; Troy University
Victoria Smith; Girard Middle School – Dothan; Troy University
Amy Tillery; Greenville High School – Greenville; University of Alabama at Huntsville
Anna Brocato Wicks; Harlan Elementary School – Florence; University of North Alabama
Shantell Latame Williams; Conecuh County Junior High School – Castleberry; Auburn University Montgomery.
The Alabama Power Foundation, founded in 1989 with an investment by Alabama Power shareholders, is committed to making Alabama a better place to live. We have given more than $126 million in grants with non-ratepayer money since our founding. Our goal is to build better communities in Alabama through support of programs and organizations focused on health and human services, arts and culture, the environment and education. For more information about the Alabama Power Foundation, visit alpowercharitablegiving.org.
Information Source: Alabama Power