Have you ever received an email that just made your day? East Texas Baptist University graduate Constance Massey did recently.
Here is what Constance posted on Facebook back on April 14th: “I got a super exciting email today!! I applied to go to the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy last fall and heard back today that I was selected to attend the all-expense-paid academy in New Jersey!”
Out of 1,500 applicants only 150 are chosen to attend the Academy July 27-31 at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. The selection panel based their decision on teacher qualifications, dedication to inspiring students and overall commitment to enhancing the teaching profession.
During the week-long Academy, participants will work with a curriculum developed by the National Science Teachers Association and Math Solutions. After the program, teachers will return to their classrooms reinvigorated with the passion to teach students how to be science literate, using hands-on experiments that show how math and science surround us daily.
Constance graduated from ETBU in Spring 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. She teaches 5th grade Science and Social Studies at Pine Tree Middle School in Longview. The Gilmer native also taught in her hometown upon graduating from ETBU before moving to Pine ISD two years ago. She also is the owner of Constance Massey Photography.
A “Tiger Pride” high five for being chosen to participate in the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy.