ASHLAND, Ky., May 9, 2017 – Amanda Hensley, a librarian and teacher at Greenup County High School, is a recipient of a 2017 Teacher Vision Grant from Kentucky Power.
Hensley received $500 grant on Tuesday through the program that rewards teachers with mini-grants up to $500 to incorporate original and innovative programs and lessons into their classrooms.
“At Kentucky Power, we recognize that teachers and education are key to the success of eastern Kentucky,” said Kentucky Power President Matt Satterwhite. “That’s why we’re happy that we can support teachers with programs like Teacher Vision Grants. These small grants reward and recognize the talents and creativity of preschool through 12th grade educators who are devoted to challenging and motivating our young people.”
In her application, Hensley said she planned to use $500 to buy a 3-D printer for the school’s library. She said the printer will be used to expose the school’s 850 students to new technology and to increase student knowledge in design and engineering.
Kentucky Power, an American Electric Power (AEP) company, launched the Teacher Vision Grant program in 2003. Teachers submit their project proposals for funding consideration to Kentucky Power. Recipients are chosen by a committee. All educators who live or teach in the AEP service area or in communities with major AEP facilities can apply for a grant. 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 the environment.
Kentucky Power, with headquarters in Ashland, Ky., provides service to about 168,000 customers in all or part of 20 eastern Kentucky counties. It is an operating company in the AEP system, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity and custom energy solutions to nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.