|For immediate release
May 29, 2012
Larry Slonaker, SCCOE |
Phone: (408) 453-6662
STEM teachers to be honored
at Teacher Recognition Celebration
SAN JOSE, CA – With the growing emphasis placed on preparing students for the global, high-tech workforce, a new facet has been added to the Teacher Recognition Celebration. This year, the annual gala that honors distinguished teachers from across Santa Clara County will honor up to five outstanding STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers. Through the generosity of Texas Instruments, the STEM honorees will receive cash awards of $1,000 each.
In addition, the teachers will have the opportunity to attend and present at a STEM professional development event at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, which produces the Teacher Recognition Celebration.
The TI STEM Teaching Awards will honor STEM teachers in grades 7-12 who consistently demonstrate quality instruction, inspire interest and enhance student achievement in STEM subjects.
"At Texas Instruments, we are excited to have an expanded presence in Silicon Valley and to support STEM education, which is a top priority for the company. The Santa Clara County Office of Education has a great history of honoring teachers and we are excited to build upon that to recognize outstanding science and math teachers through the Texas Instruments STEM Teaching Awards," said Dave Heacock, Senior Vice President and Manager, Texas Instruments, Silicon Valley Analog.
The Teacher Recognition Celebration every fall honors Santa Clara County's finest teachers, each selected by their respective school districts. The SCCOE produces the gala with the support of community partners Texas Instruments, the Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union and the San Jose Mercury News. A tradition enduring more than 40 years, the Teacher Recognition Celebration is the oldest and largest celebration of teachers in California, and the most prestigious local award given to classroom teachers.
The 2012 Teacher Recognition Celebration will be held on Sept. 27 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell. For more information, visit www.sccoe.org.
Date last updated: May 29, 2012