Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

Five elementary teachers in Spring Branch ISD have been chosen to participate this summer in the 2013 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, which will meet June 16-21 at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center.

The residential-style academy is designed to enhance the science and mathematics teaching and learning of third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade teachers. Those chosen for this year’s academy include the following SBISD instructors:
  • Jeanne Breidenthal and Miguel Nava, both of Spring Shadows Elementary
  • Marianela Amaya of Cedar Brook Elementary
  • Dagoberto Duran of Pine Shadows Elementary
  • Nelda De La Rosa of Westwood Elementary
The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy is an ongoing partnership with the professional golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and Math Solutions. In addition to the local professional development opportunity for SBISD educators, science instructor Mario Romero of Thornwood Elementary was chosen earlier this spring for the national Mickelson ExxonMobil Academy, which will be held at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J.

Romero, a fifth-grade teacher who is a former SBISD Teacher of the Year, met the golfer Phil Mickelson and learned about his award during a surprise announcement held at the Shell Houston Open in late March.


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