Area teachers get education grants

N Houston Chronicle

More than 100 Houston-area teachers have received $344,000 in grants from a national education foundation called Fund for Teachers. The money from the Houston-based group will send teachers around the nation – and, in some cases, the world – so they can return with new lessons for their students.

Candace Garvin, a special education teacher at HISD’s The School at Post Oak, will travel to South Africa to learn about a mentoring program for troubled girls, for example. Jean King, an art teacher at De Zavala Elementary, will travel to New Mexico to study the art of Georgia O’Keefe.

The Fund for Teachers, founded in 1998 by Apache Corporation Chairman Raymond Plank, doled out $1.9 million in grants to more than 500 teachers nationwide this year.