Teacher Quality Grants ProgramAug. 26, 2009
Dr. Mary Margaret Shoaf and Dr. Tommy Bryan have been working actively for several years with middle and high school teachers. This June, they led a professional development program that was attended by twenty-five teachers from Killeen to Glen Rose and Mexia to Goldwaite. Every summer since 2005, they have organized this workshop and obtained funding for it through the Teacher Quality Grants Program for higher education. Currently they are in the middle of a two-year grant that amounts to more than $80,000 per year.
The Teacher Quality Grants Program is a federally funded source that works through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to support teaching and learning at K-12 in various areas of mathematics and science to "promote improved instruction in mathematics and science for Texas schoolchildren by providing professional development for their teachers." Many thanks and congratulations to both Mary Margaret and Tommy.