AEP Teacher Vision Grants from Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) are helping support local educators 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
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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.
PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 562,000 customer accounts in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. Based in Tulsa, PSO owns approximately 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity fueled primarily by natural gas. It also maintains and operates 22,000 miles of distribution lines and 3,700 miles of transmission lines. PSO is one of the largest distributors of wind energy in the state. News releases and other information is at www.PSOklahoma.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PSOklahoma.
American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to our customers. AEP’s approximately 16,800 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 223,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 30,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including more than 5,300 megawatts of renewable energy. AEP’s family of companies includes utilities AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana, east Texas and the Texas Panhandle). AEP also owns AEP Energy, AEP Energy Partners, AEP OnSite Partners, and AEP Renewables, which provide innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide. For more information, visit aep.com.