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Public Service of Oklahoma Awards Two Tisdale Teachers Grants for Programs

Community partnerships and their support are vital to the success of our students. We are grateful to the Public Service Company of Oklahoma for their commitment to support our schools.

If adequate funding is all that stands between a teacher and a new classroom adventure, that’s where our Teacher Vision Grants can help,” said Tiffini Jackson, PSO vice president for external affairs. “We have a deep appreciation for educators who inspire students to think creatively and develop a love of learning to prepare them for the future.”

Last week, the company awarded Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy teacher Kimberly Thueson the FIRST grant for the robotics program. For more details on that story click here

We are so grateful for this opportunity from PSO,” said Kimberly. “This will help our students grow. We are focusing on creativity to build and program while using technology. We could not be more appreciative”.

This week the company announced they are awarding ten teachers across the state with their annual AEP Teacher Vision Grant. Two of the teachers selected were Tisdale’s Kimberly Thueson and Sandra Lawrence. 

Theuson received a $500 grant for the Robotics Club, and teacher Lawrence received a $500 grant for the school’s STEAM library.

The AEP Teacher Vision Grant program was launched in 2003 providing aid ranging from $100 to $500 to classroom teachers. The Public Service Company of Oklahoma offers educators who live or teach in their service area the opportunity to apply for the mini-grants. Projects with an academic focus and goal of improving student achievement are eligible for consideration. AEP has a special interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), electrical safety, the study of energy and a sustainable environment, and energy efficiency.

PSO and I congratulate teachers Thueson and Lawrence, and are so proud of them!”, said the company's external affairs manager Carole Huff Hicks. “We cherish and value our Partners in Education relationship with Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy, and look forward to many years of serving its students together.” 

Tulsa Public Schools and Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy thank the Public Service Company of Oklahoma for their continued support. 

For more information on the AEP Teacher Vision Grants program and other AEP education initiatives, see