Birkes educator named ConocoPhillips Math Teacher of the Month

April 27, 2017

Houston Astros mascot Orbit presents Birkes Elementary School fifth-grade math teacher Melanie Jackson with a $1,000 check for winning the ConocoPhillips Math Teacher of the Month award on April 19.
Houston Astros mascot Orbit presents Birkes Elementary School fifth-grade math teacher Melanie Jackson with a $1,000 check for winning the ConocoPhillips Math Teacher of the Month award on April 19. 

April 27, 2017—ConocoPhillips and Houston Astros mascot Orbit paid a surprise visit to Birkes Elementary School fifth-grade math teacher Melanie Jackson on April 19 to recognize her as the ConocoPhillips Math Teacher of the Month.

ConocoPhillips, which focuses its Houston-area charitable giving on mathematics, presented Jackson with a $1,000 check for her accomplishments as an exceptional teacher who inspires student interest in excitement in mathematics.

Astros mascot Orbit distributes ConocoPhillips freebies to fifth-grade students in Birkes math teacher Melanie Jackson’s class on April 19. Jackson will be recognized as a ConocoPhillips Math Teacher of the Month during a pregame ceremony at the May 26 Houston Astros-Baltimore Orioles game.
Astros mascot Orbit distributes ConocoPhillips freebies to fifth-grade students in Birkes math teacher Melanie Jackson’s class on April 19. Jackson will be recognized as a ConocoPhillips Math Teacher of the Month during a pregame ceremony at the May 26 Houston Astros-Baltimore Orioles game. 

Orbit distributed some giveaways to Jackson’s students, courtesy of ConocoPhillips. Jackson will be recognized in a pre-game ceremony at Minute Maid Park on May 26 as the Astros host the Baltimore Orioles. 

“Receiving this award is an amazing honor,” Jackson said. “I love teaching math and seeing the students grow and succeed is often its own reward. But having others recognize my hard work is icing on the cake! I’m proud of this honor, and I’m even more proud of the students I teach that helped me earn it!”

Jackson is one of six teachers who will be recognized in the program during the 2017 baseball season. Following her nomination, Jackson underwent a two-round review process including a letter of recommendation by her principal, Stacie Everson. Winning teachers are selected by an external selection committee made up of representatives from academia, government and the nonprofit sector.

More information on the program is available on the ConocoPhillips website.

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