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Teacher To attend Math/Science Academy this summer

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- (submitted by Melinda Berry-Dreisbach) While students are enjoying their summer break, Pat Costa, a fifth grade teacher at Crabapple Lane Elementary, will become a student of the 2011 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy.

Costa was selected from more than 1,500 third through fifth-grade teachers nationwide who applied to attend the one-week, all expenses paid, professional development program for the teaching of math and science. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Science Teachers Association chose the participants based on their qualifications, dedication to inspiring students at an early age, and their overall commitment to enhancing the teaching profession.

Costa is the only teacher from Fayette, and one of 13 from Georgia, selected to attend the academy. Only 200 nationwide were chosen.

The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy will take place July 17-22 at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.