Release date: May 9, 2017
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.
For the complete list of winners across the state at BP Teachers of Excellence.
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.
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.
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