Alexander Wins APSO Award
16 March 2005 — Kathleen Alexander was among 15 first-year
teachers from across Alabama who were awarded one of this year's New Teacher Grants, sponsored by the Alabama Power
Service Organization (APSO). Ms. Alexander is currently teaching at Oscar Adams Elementary School in Gadsden and received
her education degree from Jacksonville State University.
The winning public school teachers are all graduates of state-approved teacher programs located at Alabama's public
four-year colleges and universities. The winners will each receive a $1,000 grant, which they can use to purchase
materials and supplies for their classrooms.
"These new teachers represent some of the best of a new generation of public educators in Alabama," said Steve
Spencer, Alabama Power executive vice president. "The grants will help provide these teachers with the resources they
need to do even more for our children and for the education system in Alabama."
The Alabama Power Service Organization has been awarding grants to new teachers since 1995. Candidates for the
grants are submitted by the state's public teacher colleges. A committee that includes education school deans
selects the winners.
Supporting education is one of the priorities of Alabama Power. In recent years, Alabama Power has worked
closely with educators to help children and teachers in the classroom through a variety of initiatives and
programs. The Alabama Power Foundation also supports education by providing grants to teachers, colleges and
universities, and other educational institutions.
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