Sam Rayburn High School science teacher Theresa Magampon has been selected by the College Board to participate in the Advanced Placement Fellows program.
Magampon teaches physics and integrated physics/chemistry at Rayburn. The College Board AP Fellows program is an annual competitive grant program that provides scholarships for secondary school teachers planning to teach AP courses in schools that serve minority and low-income students. The scholarships assist teachers with the cost of attending an AP summer institute.
The AP Summer Institutes provide an excellent opportunity for teachers to gain command of a specific AP subject and to receive up-to-date information on the latest curriculum changes. Each 2010 College Board AP Fellow is offered scholarships of $1,000 to attend a College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institute.
This is not the first time Magampon has been recognized for her work with students. Last year, she was chosen as one of seven finalists in the 2009 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards, the state's largest monetary recognition program for Texas educators.