POSTED: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 1:20pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 1:22pm
DONNA, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — IDEA teacher Jennifer Corroy was awarded the 2013 Teach For America Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Ms. Corroy is a 12th Grade English Language Arts and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Teacher at IDEA College Preparatory Donna and was one of eight exemplary classroom teachers chosen from hundreds of nominees throughout the country.
Applicants for the award go through a rigorous application process with recipients being chosen based on impact on educational outcomes, belief in their students and a long term commitment to teaching in a way to combat educational inequity.
Ms. Corroy will receive a $5,000 prize and the opportunity to participate in an ambassadorship through a international trip outside the Untied States.