The Delta Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute recently awarded a $500 grant to three Jefferson Parish School Teachers. The recipients were Ms. Kerrie Slaton, Jefferson Community School in Harahan; Ms. Conchetta Tillery, Live Oak Manor in Waggaman and Ms. Janice Catledge, Gretna No. 2 Academy in Gretna.
API/Delta recognizes the untiring efforts of public school teachers who continue to deliver quality services to students with minimal compensation and inadequate resources. The grant funds are awarded directly to the teacher to help fund equipment or program needs for the classroom.
The API-Delta Grant program was initiated after Hurricane Katrina to aid educators with funding and to recognize a teachers' commitment to quality teaching, resourcefulness, professional involvement and community service. The API-Delta Chapter is committed to K-12 education because a sustainable workforce for all levels of oil and gas industry requires strong math and science skills.
The API-Delta Chapter is a non-profit organization headquartered in New Orleans, and is comprised of six (6) parishes in the metropolitan area: Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, and St. Tammany. In addition to the grant program, API/Delta supports educational programs such as FIRST Bayou Regional Robotics Competition and teacher development summer programs.