Texas Teacher Grants
The First Choice Power Fund, a Las Colinas, Texas-based division of PNM Resources, an Albuquerque, N.M.-based energy company, has awarded $50,000 in grants to 23 Texas teachers in the First Choice Power Classroom Innovation Grants. The grants are given to promote creative teaching techniques among K-12 educators. Recipients include the following:
Kamala Bergeron, St. Mary Catholic School, League City; Melissa Buron, Epps Island Elementary School, Houston; Elizabeth Chapman, Westbrook Intermediate, Friendswood; Anne Cohea, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School, Richwood; Nina Corley, Satori Elementary School, Galveston; Rosemary Cummings, Aubrey Middle School, Aubrey; Zacha Gregory, Clifton Elementary, Clifton; Debbie Grmela, Gatesville Primary School, Gatesville; Laura Haffelder, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School, Richwood; Lisa Hicks, Challenger Elementary, Pearland; Robin Hillis, Walter Hall Elementary, League City; Joe Hirsch, Akiba Academy of Dallas, Dallas; Khindra Kent, Helen Edwards Early Childhood Center, Kaufman; Lucy Lara, Crockett Middle School, Pecos; Bobby Markle, Odyssey Academy, Galveston; Debbie McColloch, Grace School, Houston; Lauren McDaniel, Odyssey Academy, Galveston; Kristen McReynolds, Sweeny Junior High School, Sweeny; Sylvia Michaelis, Kermit Jr. High, Kermit; Dalaine Pittman, Angleton Middle School, Angleton; Catherine Ryan, Alvin High School, Alvin; Suzie Seibel, Whitney High School, Whitney; Carla Williams, Clifton High School, Clifton.