Apr 12th, 2012
BABSON PARK – Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary third grade teacher Brent Walker has been selected for the 2012 Mickelson ExxonMobil Academy at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ.
Walker is shown (left) conducting a science program with classroom parent Ben Scarborough.
In July, Walker will join about 200 other elementary teachers from around the United States for the all-expenses-paid program. The Academy was launched in 2005 by pro golfer Phil Mickelson, his wife Amy, and ExxonMobil to create a special learning environment for teachers. The Academy’s goal is to provide elementary teachers with tools, networking opportunities and a “summer camp” environment in which to discover innovative ways to teach math and science.
Walker is the third teacher from the Lake Wales Charter Schools to attend the camp. Nicole McClain, Janie Howard Wilson Elementary, attended in 2010; Jennifer Simpson, Hillcrest Elementary, went in 2011.