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BP announces 2017 Alaska Teachers of Excellence

Release date: May 9, 2017

Annual program to recognize 29 outstanding teachers statewide
Winners of the Alaska Teachers of Excellence 2017
Eric Rush - Ticasuk Brown Elementary School
Teacher and student
More winners of the Alaska Teachers of Excellence 2017
Heather Roach East Anchorage High School
Winners of the Alaska Teachers of Excellence 2017
Eric Rush - Ticasuk Brown Elementary School
Teacher and student
More winners of the Alaska Teachers of Excellence 2017
Heather Roach East Anchorage High School

ANCHORAGE– BP once again will honor a select group of teachers from across Alaska for their exceptional performance in the classroom, dedication to students and contribution to the state’s future.

 

For 2017, the BP Teachers of Excellence program will recognize 29 teachers statewide with a $500 gift card and a $500 matching grant to their school.

 

“BP is proud to honor these great teachers and their tireless work in the classroom,” said BP Alaska Regional President Janet Weiss. “We see it as part of our ongoing commitment to the communities where our people live and work – and an investment in the people who help make Alaska great.”

 

Now in its 22nd year, the BP Teachers of Excellence program honors K-12 teachers from all school districts statewide, including public and private schools. In 2017, the program attracted more than 1,000 nominations.

 

Since the program’s inception in 1995, BP has recognized nearly 750 teachers for their dedication to teaching and inspiring students. For the first time, the 2017 program also will honor five school staff members for their support of Alaska’s teachers as BP Educational Allies.

 

BP Teachers of Excellence winners 

 

 

Anchorage school district
Fairbanks North Star school district
Kenai Peninsula Borough school district
Matanuska-Susitna Borough school district
Other Alaska school districts
Education Allies Honorees
Anchorage school district
  • Sarah Birmanns - Polaris K-12 School
  • Meghan Card - Gruening Middle School
  • Tara Gardeline - Rabbit Creek Elementary School
  • Deborah Mitchell - O'Malley Elementary School
  • Nichole Pieper - Ursa Minor Elementary School
  • Heather Roach - East Anchorage High School
  • Gary Snyder - East Anchorage High School
  • Stephanie Thornton - Chugiak High School
Fairbanks North Star school district
  • Elizabeth Alexander - North Pole High School 
  • Stephanie Astleford - Nordale Elementary School
  • Rachel DeTemple - James T. Hutchison High School
  • Robert Kinder - Wood River Elementary School
  • Eric Rush - Ticasuk Brown Elementary School
  • Erica West - Randy Smith Middle School
Kenai Peninsula Borough school district
  • Stephanie Cronin - Seward High School
  • Jonathan Dillon - Mountain View Elementary School
  • Barbara Larrivee - West Homer Elementary School
  • Meredith McCullough - Kenai Central High School
  • Colby Way - Port Graham School
Matanuska-Susitna Borough school district
  • Diana Sloan-Basner - Birchtree Charter School
  • Zack Lanphier - Mat-Su Career and Technical High School
  • Dolores McKee - Palmer Junior Middle School
  • Laura Wick - Machetanz Elementary School
  • Sean Williams - Sherrod Elementary School
Other Alaska school districts
  •  Deanna Ferguson - Claus Craig High School, Craig
  • Marlys House - Eagle Community School, Eagle
  • Sara Jacoby - Mt. Edgecumbe High School, Sitka
  • Sarah Jones - Chenega Bay School, Chenega Bay
  • Alexandra Razor - Juneau Douglas High School, Juneau
Education Allies Honorees
  • Tim Calhoun - Far North Christian School, Fairbanks
  • Barbara Ross - West Valley High School, Fairbanks
  • Peggy Danewitz - Northern Lights ABC School, Anchorage
  • Edward Scott - Oceanview Elementary School, Anchorage
  • Karl Kircher - Mountain View Elementary School, Kenai Peninsula
  • Virginia Fagerstrom - Cottonwood Creek Elementary, Mat-Su
  • Linda Moore - Nuiqsut Trapper School, Nuiqsut

For the complete list of winners across the state at BP Teachers of Excellence.

About BP in Alaska

Alaska is one of the nation’s five largest oil producing states. BP operates the Prudhoe Bay oilfield, which this year celebrates 40 years of oil production in the state. In Alaska BP employs 1,700 people and supports more than 16,000 Alaska jobs through its business activities. Annually BP contributes $3 million to education and community organizations in Alaska.

 

About BP

Over the past 10 years, BP has invested more than $90 billion in the U.S. – more than any other energy company. BP is a leading producer of oil and gas and produces enough energy annually to light nearly the entire country for a year. Employing about 14,000 people across the country, BP supports more than 130,000 additional jobs through all of its business activities. 

 

Further information

BP Press Office, Houston

Phone: +1 281 366 4463

Email: uspress@bp.com