Mr. Matt Cox, a 9th – 12th grade math and science teacher at Paideia High School in Valley, WA, has been awarded a $500 Classroom Grant from Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE), the state’s only non-union professional teacher association. Cindy Omlin, NWPE Executive Director, presented the grant at a staff luncheon. The award will fund supplies and equipment needed to conduct a six week Genetics unit in High School Biology which leads students through the history and experiments associated with Gregor Mendel’s discovery of genetics.
“Northwest Professional Educators is happy to provide Mr. Cox this Classroom Grant to enhance student learning,” said Ms. Omlin. “NWPE is proud to reward educators for their hard work and creativity in the classroom. Mr. Cox’ award is certainly well-deserved as he seeks ways to increase student achievement.”
NWPE awards $500 teacher scholarships and classroom grants twice a year. Teachers who are new to the profession or their classroom are also eligible for $250 New Classroom Start-Up Grants. All educators are eligible for the awards although NWPE members receive first preference. The next application deadline is March 1, 2012. The deadline for New Classroom Start-Up Grants is December 31.
Northwest Professional Educators is a nonprofit, non-union, professional educators’ organization focused on students as educators’ highest priority and improving the professionalism of education.
NWPE welcomes educators of any education entity including teachers, administrators and support staff and provides members with liability insurance, legal services, professional development resources, teacher scholarships, classroom grants, and a voice on education issues. Membership dues are $16.50 a month.
More information about Northwest Professional Educators and its teacher scholarship and classroom grant program may be obtained by visiting the website at www.nwpe.org or by calling 800-380-6973.
In This Photo: Cindy Omlin, NWPE Executive director present a $500 classroom grant to Paideia High School teacher Matt Cox.