BECi Recognizes Outstanding Teachers

DeRidder— Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. is committed to its community through educational opportunities for its students. BECi’s new mini-grant program is one of many programs BECi offers to encourage and facilitate the continued education of local students.

Six $500 grants were given to educators who currently teach at a school within BECi’s service area or whose students live in homes served by BECi. Winning applications were chosen based on creativity, feasibility of the project and the need and benefit of the students.

 Winners of the $500 mini-grants are:

Melissa Simmons, 6th grade teacher at Glenmora High School

Meagan Burnett, 3rd grade teacher at Oberlin Elementary School

Kristen Ardoin, special education teacher at Gillis Elementary School

Dawn Tesam, music teacher at Pickering Elementary School

Tessa Martin, 5th grade math teacher at South Beauregard Upper Elementary

Patricia Trejo, high school English teacher at Sulphur High School.

BECi is a strong supporter of education, proud of its local schools and staff, and believes that these mini-grants will help schools, teachers and students – who are the future of the community.

Patricia Trejo, high school English teacher at Sulphur High School.
Patricia Trejo, high school English teacher at Sulphur High School.
Tessa Martin, 5th grade math teacher at South Beauregard Upper Elementary
Tessa Martin, 5th grade math teacher at South Beauregard Upper Elementary.
Dawn Tesam, music teacher at Pickering Elementary School
Dawn Tesam, music teacher at Pickering Elementary School.
Kristen Ardoin, special education teacher at Gillis Elementary School
Kristen Ardoin, special education teacher at Gillis Elementary School.
Meagan Faulk, 3rd grade teacher at Oberlin Elementary School.
Meagan Faulk, 3rd grade teacher at Oberlin Elementary School.
Melissa Simmons, 6th grade teacher at Glenmora High School.
Melissa Simmons, 6th grade teacher at Glenmora High School.

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BECi is the distribution cooperative that serves the electric needs of more than 43,000 residential, commercial and industrial members in a 7-parish area of southwest and central Louisiana.