AKRON, Ohio, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) recently selected 14 Ohio educators to serve on the FirstEnergy Educational Advisory Council (FEAC).
The FEAC is composed of educators in communities served by FirstEnergy operating companies and other subsidiaries to guide and make recommendations on materials and resources provided by the company to help educational institutions effectively meet their curriculum and educational goals. Each member will serve a term of two academic years beginning in September 2012.
"FirstEnergy strongly believes in supporting our community in many different ways including educational partnerships and collaboration to benefit schoolchildren," says Delores Jones, manager, Community Initiatives. "The FEAC helps us determine how we can best support our educators in creating resources that will generate student interest in learning about electricity and its safe use."
The new members are:
Akron Public Schools
Kathy Devus, Ritzman Community Learning Center
Dr. Tanya W. Robinson, Barrett Academy/Helen Arnold Community Learning Center
Julia Spangler, Crouse Community Learning Center
Daniel Spak, Firestone High School
Amy Zarembka, Leggett Community Learning Center
Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools
Richard Pinkava, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Cleveland Public Schools
Tanya L. Holsey, John Adams High School
Temujin H. Taylor, Case (K-8)
Cleveland Heights Schools
Michelle D. Walton, Roxboro Middle School
Ann King, Copley-Fairlawn Middle School
David Capretta, Buckeye Junior High School
John Deuber, Highland Middle School
David Hamman, Medina High School
Kendra L., Preer, Ph.D., Stark State College
In addition to advising FirstEnergy on developing educational materials, the FEAC members review and evaluate applications for FirstEnergy's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) educational grants and make recommendations on those that should be funded.
Educators can learn more about the resources and materials available by visiting https://www.firstenergycorp.com/community/education.html.
FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies comprise one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems. Its diverse generating fleet features non-emitting nuclear, scrubbed baseload coal, natural gas, and pumped-storage hydro and other renewables, and has a total generating capacity of nearly 23,000 megawatts.
SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.