Release date: May 3, 2016
ANCHORAGE (May 3, 2016) – BP 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.
Now in its 21st year, the BP Teachers of Excellence program will recognize 32 Alaska teachers in 2016, with winners receiving $500 gift card and a $500 matching grant to their school.
“At today’s oil prices, we look closely at every dollar we spend, and we believe that continuing to support our teachers in communities across Alaska remains a great investment in our state and in our future,” said BP Alaska Regional President Janet Weiss. “It’s another part of BP’s commitment to Alaska, and we’re honored to continue this great tradition.”
The program honors K-12 teachers from all school districts, including public and private schools. Since the program’s inception in 1995, BP has recognized 680 teachers for their dedication to teaching and inspiring students. This year, the program attracted more than 1,000 nominations.
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 Greater Prudhoe Bay area and owns significant interests in six producing fields operated by others. Annually BP contributes $5 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 more than 16,000 people in all 50 states, BP supports more than 170,000 additional jobs through all of its business activities. For more information, go to www.bp.com/us.