Tara Supers, sixth-grade science teacher at Newcomerstown Middle School, was awarded a grant again this year from AEP and was presented a check for $500 by Roberta Lewis, representative from AEP. This AEP Teacher Vision Grant Program was launched in 2003 to provide aid ranging in amounts from $100 to $500 to classroom teachers, to enable local educators to improve student learning in the classrrom. "These grants are designed to reward the talents and creativity of Pre-K through grade 12 educators devoted to motivating youth to think creatively, to step into leadership roles, and to address the challenges of the future," said Barry Schumann, AEP principal community relations consultant.

Educators who live or teach in the AEP service area or in communities with major AEP facilities are eligible for the mini-grants. Projects that have an academic focus and a goal of improving student achievement are eligible for consideration. AEP has a special interest in science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety and the balanced study of energy and environment.

For more information on the AEP Teacher Vision Grant program and other AEP education initiatives, see www.aep.com/community/TeachersAndStudents