Teacher grants will be awarded to Landa Dixon and Marie Bittle, Constantine Elementary; Melanie Mowery, Tenth Street Elementary; Will Ginn, Alexandria High; Monique Carlisle-Grier, Saks Elementary; Michelle Roberts, Ohatchee Elementary; Gene Burchfield and Jackie Kelley, Wellborn High; Ellen Cannon, Wellborn Elementary; and Amber Ray, White Plains Middle.
“Schools and universities are seeking ways to improve classroom instruction so students will be prepared for the future. We are excited that Battelle can help them achieve these goals,” said Pamela Jenkins, Westinghouse Anniston Operations Support Manager and Battelle site manager.
“Battelle has a long history of supporting education, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We are delighted to provide schools the opportunity to help their teachers carry out creative and innovative classroom experiences with their students,” said Ms. Jenkins.
Battelle is a global science and technology enterprise that develops and commercializes technology and manages laboratories for customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the company is a subcontractor to Westinghouse Anniston and manages laboratory facilities for the U.S. Army’s Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (ANCDF).
Westinghouse Anniston, a subsidiary of URS, operates the ANCDF for the U.S. Army. Located about 60 miles east of Birmingham, Ala., the ANCDF was designed to destroy 2,254 tons of chemical nerve (GB, VX) and mustard (HD, HT) agent contained in hundreds of thousands of munitions that were formerly stored at Anniston Army Depot. ANCDF managers predict the munitions destruction portion of their mission will conclude in the coming weeks.