The “We Care” grants, worth $500 each, are awarded directly to teachers to provide funding for innovative approaches to teaching science, math and technology.
“We have classroom teachers providing their students with unique and exciting activities to enhance their regular textbook information. With the economy as it is today, teachers are taking advantage of opportunities such as our We Care grants to supplement their reduced classroom budgets,” said Donna Jackson, Westinghouse Anniston education outreach coordinator.
“As a technology-based company, Westinghouse Anniston has a long history of supporting education in these critical areas,” said Bob Love, Westinghouse Anniston project manager. “We are delighted to provide teachers the opportunity to carry out creative and innovative classroom experiences with their students.”
Jackson said, “The goal of this program is to recognize and encourage teachers and to provide funding to help them defray the costs of the excellent work they are doing. Westinghouse Anniston initiated this grant program to help and encourage these outstanding teachers.”
Among this year’s winning proposals is a project that will help students learn Algebra with hands-on activities and another that would allow students to observe the life cycles of various plants and animals.
Westinghouse Anniston of URS Corporations operates the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (ANCDF) for the U.S. Army. ANCDF has destroyed all of the VX and GB nerve agent munitions stored at Anniston Army Depot. The facility now is destroying mustard munitions.
This year’s winning teachers are:
Anniston City Schools:
Constantine Elementary School, Kathy Frost, Kimberly Ireland, Jane Rich, Jamey Robertson, Sondria Wright; Tenth Street Elementary School, Melanie Mowery, Brandy Tarrance.
Calhoun County Schools:
Alexandria High School, Beth Eller; Calhoun County Alternative School, Elaine Connell; Ohatchee Elementary School, Lindsay Silvey, Jennifer Thrash, Leigh Twigg; Pleasant Valley Elementary School, Jennifer Reaves, Kelly Roper; Wellborn Elementary School, Tara Henderson; Wellborn High School, Jackie Kelley; White Plains Elementary School, Rebecca Grogan.
Jacksonville City Schools:
Kitty Stone Elementary School, Lesley Bean, Karen Nelson, Brigett Vernon.
Oxford City Schools:
C.E. Hanna School, Jean Deal, Cynthia Lynch; Oxford Elementary School, Brandi Gray, Pam Hayes.
Trinity Christian School: