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PSO Announces AEP Teacher Vision Grants to 45 Innovative Public School Projects

April 4, 2024

TULSA, Okla. (April 4, 2024) – Toys to make learning science and math fun for Grove kindergartners, broadcast production equipment for Idabel Middle School and calculators for Blanchard math students are some of the projects funded by 2024 AEP Teacher Vision Grants, Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) announced today.

The 45 American Electric Power (AEP) Teacher Vision grants to Oklahoma public school teachers total more than $20,000.

Ranging from $200 to $500, the grants are designed to make creative projects possible for Pre-K through grade 12 teachers.

Oklahoma educators who live or teach in the PSO service areas or in communities with major AEP facilities are eligible to apply for the grants. With an eye toward improving student academic achievement, AEP has a special interest in science, mathematics, technology, the study of energy and a sustainable environment and energy efficiency.

The AEP Teacher Vision grant program awards up to $70,000 annually across the company’s 11-state service area.

“Each year, we are inspired by the creativity shown by teachers applying for Teacher Vision Grants,” said PSO Vice President of External Affairs Tiffini Jackson. “We are excited to support bringing many of those ideas to fruition and help create engaging learning environments for students.”

For more information on the AEP Teacher Vision Grant program and other AEP education initiatives, go to http://www.aep.com/go/education.




Grant recipients for 2024 include:

Adair: Andrea Hudson

Alva: Tabitha Carothers, Megan McMurphy, Mary Tyree

Antlers: Nicole Faber, Wayne Leyba, Brittani Savage, Tonya Tucker

Atoka: Lisa Moreland, David Swift, Melissa Walker, Jeani Williams

Blanchard: Gordy Michaela,

Boswell: Stephanie Phillips

Broken Arrow: Ginger Arteaga, Jeni Dodd, Lisa Dunlap, Jordan Foshee, Suzanne Holt, Andi Kidwell, Brett Toquothty, Stephanie Watkins, Amy Wood

Chouteau-Mazie: Kristina Cobler, Tammy Cunningham

Grove: Linda Adams, Erin Deaton, Chelsey Lewandowski

Hugo: Sandra Allen, Cheyenne Carlile, Brandi Cook, Samantha Miller, Jennifer Nelson

Idabel: Princes’Sai Johns, Carolyn Skelton

Inola: Maggie Brown

Jay: Melissa Earp

Morris: Roxie Kirk

Oologah: Jennifer White

Owasso: James Cox, Taylor Stevenson

Soper: Colby Moffatt, Morgan Taylor

Sterling: Janie Ingram

Valliant: Gina Dansby



About PSO

PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 572,000 customer accounts in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma, powering a cleaner, brighter energy future for its customers and 232 communities.  Based in Tulsa, PSO has approximately 3,800 megawatts of diverse generating capacity that primarily includes wind and natural gas.  It maintains and operates more than 24,000 miles of distribution lines and 3,700 miles of transmission lines and is one of the largest distributors of wind energy in the state.  Find news releases and other information at www.PSOklahoma.com.  Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor and Instagram @PSOklahoma.


About American Electric Power (AEP)

American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is powering a cleaner, brighter energy future for its customers and communities. AEP’s approximately 16,700 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 224,000 miles of distribution lines to safely deliver reliable and affordable power to 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 31,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including more than 6,900 megawatts of renewable energy. The company’s plans include growing its renewable generation portfolio to approximately 50% of total capacity by 2030. AEP is on track to reach an 80% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 2030 and has committed to achieving net zero by 2045. AEP is recognized consistently for its focus on sustainability, community engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion. 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, which provides innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide. For more information, visit aep.com.


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