Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and Phil Mic...

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and Phil Mickelson at the awards ceremony for The Players Championship in 2007, which Mickelson had just won. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you’ve Liked our Facebook page or follow our Twitter account you’ve seen the reposts for Fight Crime Invest In Kids. The following was taken from their website:

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids takes a hard-nosed look at crime prevention strategies, informs the public and policymakers about those findings, and urges investment in programs proven effective by research. Our organization focuses on high quality early education programs, prevention of child abuse and neglect, after-school programs for children and teens, and interventions to get troubled kids back on track.

 

We are a member of this non-profit and agree whole heartedly with the concept that early investment in quality education and programs can help at risk kids from becoming the most wanted adults.

That said, we received an email this morning from the San Tan Valley Think Tank and this post is all about getting that word out, and the word is investing in the teachers that educate our children. Through a simple nomination process you can send a 3rd – 5th grade teacher to be one of the 200 teachers selected for an all-expense paid trip to a math and science professional development program.

Started by PGA great Phil Mickelson and partnering with ExxonMobile, the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy was created to give those teachers the tools and resources to inspire our children to become the scientists and engineers of the future.

Here is part of the email we received:

The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy works with local superintendents to select teacher teams from communities where Phil Mickelson plays on the PGA Tour or where ExxonMobil has operations. Beginning in 2008, the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy expanded opportunities for teachers across the country to apply to attend the Academy by launching sendmyteacher.com1, an interactive website that allows students to nominate their third- through fifth-grade teacher to be one of the 200 teachers selected for an all-expense paid trip to a math and science professional development program. Students can send their teachers an electronic note or print out a certificate to encourage them to apply for the program. Teachers are also able to self nominate for consideration.

The application period for the 2012 Academy has closed. Applications for the 2013 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy will be available this spring, and are due October 31, 2012. At that time, the National Science Teachers Association and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics will convene a panel of math and science experts to evaluate the entries and select teachers who will attend the 2013 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy. Selections will be announced in April 2013.

To learn more about the Academy, nominate a teacher or apply to attend, log on to www.sendmyteacher.com1.

 Phil Mickelson Congressional Testimony

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About Jeff

Long time volunteer in the San Tan Valley/Queen Creek area of Arizona.

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