Teacher named 'Educator of the Month' by NHCRWA
February 5, 2009 — The North Harris County Regional Water Authority (NHCRWA) named Alisha Cunningham, sixth grade secondary science curriculum specialist, its “Educator of the Month” on Feb. 2.
Cunningham was honored for her facilitation of the Mobile Teaching Lab water trailer program, which has visited every CFISD sixth-grade science class.
The trailer, which is provided by the NHCRWA, includes a 3-D interactive mural on ground and surface water, as well as several interactive water conservation activities inside.
“It was an honor to be recognized by the Water Authority for my contribution to the program,” Cunningham said. “The program would not be a success without the time and effort given by our fantastic sixth-grade science teachers and countless VIPS across the district.”
In addition to the trailer, the Water Authority provides a novel titled “Journey to Pansophigus” to each of the 7,000-plus sixth-grade students in the district. The novel focuses on water conservation and ecology. In addition to the book, the Water Authority’s education outreach program developed a series of three lessons for classroom teachers. Approximately 25 teachers attended a training session at the Science Resource Center on Jan. 22, and more than 50 Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) attended for Mobile Teaching Lab training.