Redmond Educator to Receive the Green Prize in Public Education and $25,000 from the NEA Foundation

The NEA Foundation will present a Redmond, Washington educator with the inaugural Green Prize in Public Education at an award ceremony at Redmond High School on Monday, April 19th at 9:30 am. Harriet Sanford, President and CEO of the NEA Foundation will be joined by Philippe Cousteau, CEO of EarthEcho International and Correspondent for Planet Green.

This educator was selected for the Green Prize for innovative efforts to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and spirit needed to be successful in the 21st century and to address the gauntlet of environmental challenges facing our planet. The recipient will be awarded $25,000 and the recipients’ work will be shared with educators and students nationwide.

WHAT:                   Award Announcement and Press Briefing

WHO: Green Prize in Public Education Recipient Harriet Sanford, President & CEO, The NEA Foundation

Philippe Cousteau, CEO of EarthEcho International, Spokesperson for Discovery Education

WHEN: Monday, April 19th 9:30 am

WHERE: Performing Arts Center Redmond High School 17272 NE 104 Street Redmond, WA 98052

PRESS PLAN:         Award ceremony followed by photo op and media availability

The NEA Foundation The NEA Foundation is an independent, public charity created in 1969 and sustained by contributions from educators, corporate sponsors and others.  The NEA Foundation offers grants and programs that support educators' efforts to close the gaps in student achievement, increase classroom innovations, salute excellence in education, and provide professional development.  Visit www.neafoundation.org.