Total of $150,000 in Educational Grants Awarded to 60 Teachers Across America to Drive Positive Change in Nation's Classrooms

Farmers Insurance Announces Third Round Winners of Thank America's Teachers Program Raising Total to More Than $400,000 in Grants Awarded to Teachers

17 Nov, 2015, 16:00 ET from Farmers Insurance

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Insurance®, one of the nation's largest multiline insurer groups, announced the third round of 60 winning teachers of its Thank America's TeachersSM $2,500 educational grant program. To date, a total of $450,000 has been awarded to 180 teachers across the nation. Farmers®, inspired by the great work done by teachers every day, created the Thank America's Teachers initiative to say thank you to teachers and award more than $1,000,000 in educational grants in 2015.

Launched at the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, California, the Thank America's Teachers program enables Americans everywhere to say thank you to teachers who made an impact on their lives. In addition to awarding 180 grants valued at $2,500 throughout the year to recognize the great work that teachers do every day, Farmers Insurance took the program one step further by developing the Dream Big Teacher Challenge, offering teachers a chance to compete for six $100,000 educational grants. In total, Farmers will present teachers across the country more than $1 million in educational grants in 2015.

"We received many incredible proposals from dedicated teachers across the country for the third and final round of this year's $2,500 Thank America's Teachers grants," said Kelly LaMar, managing lead of Thank America's Teachers at Farmers Insurance. "Farmers is proud to be able to provide the necessary funds to help further advance education in their classrooms and schools, and look forward to offering more $2,500 and $100,000 grants to teachers beginning in January 2016."

Below is a list of the latest group of 60 winners:

Name of Teacher

School

City, State

Amanda Zerr

Excel Academy

Arvada, Colorado

Kellyann Goring

Astatula Elementary

Astatula, Florida

Hall Redfearn

Benton Academy

Benton, Mississippi

David White

Benton Academy

Benton, Mississippi

Tracy Folsom

I.T. Stoddard Elementary

Blackfoot, Idaho

Melissa Hunt

I.T. Stoddard Elementary

Blackfoot, Idaho

Katie Jones

Crest View Elementary

Boulder, Colorado

Michelle Francis

Valley View Elementary

Bountiful, Utah

Diane Norris

Double Churches Elementary

Columbus, Georgia

Christopher Green

W H Adamson High School

Dallas, Texas

Kirstyn Davis

Heritage Elementary

Edmond, Oklahoma

Laura Tindill

Heritage Elementary

Edmond, Oklahoma

Roxy Self

Heritage Elementary

Edmond, Oklahoma

Brittany Paxton

Heritage Elementary

Edmond, Oklahoma

Linda Skinner

Heritage Elementary

Edmond, Oklahoma

Mendy Shepard

Heritage Elementary

Edmond, Oklahoma

Lu Lamson

Heritage Elementary

Edmond, Oklahoma

Laura Pitts

Heritage Elementary

Edmond, Oklahoma

Holly Leverett

Heritage Elementary

Edmond, Oklahoma

Valerie McElroy

Greenwood Elementary

Florence, South Carolina

Christina Purcell

Maple Elementary School

Hesperia, California

Teresa Miller

Grimshaw Elementary

LaFayette, New York

Mary Ellen Long

Grimshaw Elementary

LaFayette, New York

Emma Eckert

Ludlow Elementary School

Ludlow, Vermont

Ali Hernandez

Ustach Middle School

Modesto, California

Sarah Deaton

Ustach Middle School

Modesto, California

Angi Hagins

Northside Elementary

Montrose, Colorado

Susan Ford

Edgemont Elementary School

Newport, Tennessee

Regina Giles

Ladonia Elementary School

Phenix City, Alabama

Lora Green

FitzPatrick, A.L.  Elementary School

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Margaret Dewhurst

Abraham Lincoln Traditional School

Phoenix, Arizona

Stella Cravens

Abraham Lincoln Traditional School

Phoenix, Arizona

Jeri Frederick

Abraham Lincoln Traditional School

Phoenix, Arizona

Thomas Walton

Abraham Lincoln Traditional School

Phoenix, Arizona

Jared Adelson

Abraham Lincoln Traditional School

Phoenix, Arizona

Beth Douthitt

Abraham Lincoln Traditional

Phoenix, Arizona

Virgie Lloyd

Abraham Lincoln Traditional School

Phoenix, Arizona

Jody Gallagher

Abraham Lincoln Traditional School

Phoenix, Arizona

Erica Adelson

Abraham Lincoln Traditional School

Phoenix, Arizona

Christine Ruhl

Abraham Lincoln Traditional School

Phoenix, Arizona

Teresa DeMore

Abraham Lincoln Traditional School

Phoenix, Arizona

Vicky Wolf

Abraham Lincoln Traditional School

Phoenix, Arizona

Jen Chasse

Plymouth Center School

Plymouth, Connecticut

Nikki O'Donnell

Highland Elementary

Rifle, Colorado

Pam Kraus

St. John's Military School

      Salina, Kansas

Amy Wood

Rogers Elementary

San Antonio, Texas

Kathryn Hethcote

West Woodland Elementary

Seattle, Washington

Sara Williams

West Woodland Elementary

Seattle, Washington

Wynne York-Jones

West Woodland Elementary

Seattle, Washington

Nancy Kowalczyk

Cool Valley Elementary

St. Louis, Missouri

Carla Walz

Steger Intermediate Center

Steger, Illinois

Tracy Myszkowski

Columbia Central School

Steger, Illinois

Thomas Aguirre

Columbia Central

Steger, Illinois

Heather Shelton

Columbia Central Middle School

Steger, Illinois

Richard Norcutt

Columbia Central Middle school

Steger, Illinois

Denise DeBoer

Eastview  Elementary

Steger, Illinois

Tammy Miller

Steger Primary Center

Steger, Illinois

Jennifer Hubbartt

Steger Intermediate Center (Parkview)

Steger, Illinois

Chris Krout

Steger Intermediate Center

Steger, Illinois

Ruth De Melo

Welleby Elementary

Sunrise, Florida

Farmers Insurance is working with AdoptAClassroom.org, a national non-profit, to help teachers acquire the supplies and equipment they have requested in their proposals.

For more information about the Thank America's Teachers program, please visit: www.ThankAmericasTeachers.com

About Farmers Insurance
"Farmers Insurance®" and "Farmers®" are tradenames for a group of affiliated insurers providing insurance for automobiles, homes and small businesses and a wide range of other insurance and financial services and products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with over 19 million individual policies, across all 50 states, through the efforts of more than 48,000 exclusive and independent agents and approximately 21,000 employees. Farmers Insurance Exchange, the largest of the three primary insurance insurers that make up Farmers Insurance, is recognized as one of the largest U.S. companies on the 2015 Fortune 500 list.

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About AdoptAClassroom.org
AdoptAClassroom.org (AAC) gives teachers a hand by providing much needed classroom supplies and materials to help their students learn and succeed. As an award-winning 501(c)(3), AAC makes it easy for donors to provide funding and support to K-12 classrooms in public, private and charter schools throughout the U.S. On average, teachers spend $500 of their own money each year to equip their classrooms - 10% of teachers spend more than $1000 annually. Since 1998 AdoptAClassroom.org has raised over $22 million and benefited more than 5 million students throughout the U.S. AAC holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. For more information, or to adopt a classroom, please visit www.adoptaclassroom.org

Contacts:    

Trevor Chapman


818-965-0042


trevor.chapman@farmersinsurance.com

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