PGA Golfer Phil Mickelson to Make Appearance at 2011 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

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Professional golfer Phil Mickelson will congratulate 200 third-through fifth-grade teachers selected to attend the 2011 National Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy.
The teachers applied for the opportunity to attend this year’s Academy by logging onto www.sendmyteacher.com. A panel of educators selected the teachers out of 1,500 applicants based on their qualifications, dedication to inspiring students at an early age and overall commitment to enhancing the teaching profession.

 In 2005, Mickelson and his wife, Amy partnered with ExxonMobil to develop a hands-on professional development program for third-through fifth-grade teachers. At the Academy, the teachers spend five, all-expense-paid days learning new ways to teach math and science to engage students in these critical subjects at an early age.                                 

Friday, July 22, 2011 1:00 p.m.
Liberty Science Center
                                    Williams Science Theater

222 Jersey City Blvd,
Jersey City, N.J. 07355

The need to develop more students interested in pursuing careers in math and science is important to our nation’s competitiveness and a key concern of the Mickelsons. 

 The Academy is designed to encourage and build confidence in teachers with math and science so that they can return to their classroom and inspire their students in these critical subjects.

 About ExxonMobil Foundation

ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States. The Foundation and the Corporation engage in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and science in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In the United States, ExxonMobil supports initiatives to improve math and science education at the K-12 and higher education levels.

 Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for economic development, and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2010, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $237 million in contributions worldwide, of which $110 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil’s community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.

 Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation

Phil and his wife, Amy, teamed up with the ExxonMobil Foundation to develop a new and innovative program to improve science and math education in elementary schools. The program will offer advanced training in science and mathematics instruction for elementary school teachers chosen from the communities around the country where Mickelson will be playing tournaments. Web site: www.PhilMickelson.com.

 About NSTA

The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), www.nsta.org, is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership includes more than 60,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.

Math Solutions

Math Solutions, founded in 1984, has provided a wide range of professional development services and resource materials to more than 500 districts, in 47 states, helping more than 100,000 teachers and administrators across the country. Web site: www.mathsolutions.com.

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