DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(042221)-XTO ENERGY CATALYST FOR DEBT-FREE TEACHERS’ ACADEMY

ODESSA, TEXAS/APRIL 22, 2021-XTO ENERGY, A SUBSIDIARY OF EXXON-MOBIL, ANNOUNCED A PARTNERSHIP WITH ANDREWS ISD, ODESSA COLLEGE AND SUL ROSS UNIVERSITY TO HELP ADDRESS THE SEVERE TEACHER SHORTAGE IN THE PERMIAN BASIN.

(COURTNEY WARDLAW, XTO ENERGY-PUBLIC AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS ADVISOR)

THE NEW TEACHERS’ ACADEMY WILL ALLOW ANDREWS ISD STUDENTS TO EARN AN ASSCOCIATES DEGREE THROUGH ODESSA COLLEGE WHILE THEY ARE STILL IN SCHOOL.

(JONATHAN FUENTES, EXECUTIVE DEAN OF ACADEMICS-ODESSA COLLEGE)

THE TEACHERS’ ACADEMY IS A FAST-TRACK SOLUTION FOR STUDENTS TO EARN THEIR DEGREE AND TEACHING CERTIFICATE WITH IN 12 TO 24 MONTH, THANKS TO THE FUNDING OF THE PROGRAM BY XTO ENERGY.

(COURTNEY WARDLAW, XTO ENERGY-PUBLIC AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS ADVISOR)THE PROGRAM WILL BENEFIT THE STUDENT BY PROVIDING REIMBURSED TUITION COSTS FOR ALL PASSED COURSES; STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE TO TRAVEL TO EARN THEIR ASSOCIATE OR THEIR BACHELOR’S DEGREE, STUDENTS CAN REMAIN IN ANDREWS, AND ELIMINATE ADDED EXPENSES OF ROOM AND BOARD.

(KOBIN SCOTT, STUDENT-TEACHERS’ ACADEMY

(CHELSEA VALENZUELA SENIOR STUDENT-ANDREWS ISD)

THIS PARTNERSHIP WILL PROVIDE THE MUCH-NEEDED TEACHERS IN THE PERMIAN BASIN BY GRADUATING 8 TO 10 STUDENTS EACH YEAR.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera