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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON WELCOMES AWARD WINNING LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER TO WASHINGTON, DC

May 27, 2011
Press Release

CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON WELCOMES AWARD WINNING LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER TO WASHINGTON, DC

Congresswoman Johnson congratulates Lincoln High School teacher Shirley Cooper for being named All American Teacher of the Year.

Washington, DC – (Friday, May 27, 2011)– Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson thanked Lincoln High School teacher Shirley Cooper for her commitment to improving the lives of the students in the 30th Congressional District.  Cooper, who was one of the 23 teachers recently honored by the National Math & Science Initiative (NMSI) with its All American Teacher of the Year Award, also participated in NMSI’s Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program (APTIP).

“I was so pleased to meet such an outstanding educator as Shirley Cooper.  Ms. Cooper has been named an All American Teacher of the Year by the National Math & Science Initiative.  The work that she is doing at Lincoln High School is outstanding, and the achievements of her students are a testament to her success,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “We need more teachers like Ms. Cooper in the areas of science and math.  She is a leader; inspiring students to new heights and improving learning at Lincoln High School.  The recognition she is receiving is eminently well-deserved, and I congratulate her on this award.”

The All American Teacher of the Year Award is given to outstanding math, science and English teachers for their remarkable contributions to their students and to the teaching profession. For more information on NMSI and its programs visit www.apstrategies.org.

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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. She is also the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas that includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek,Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.