Anthony White, a teacher at Woodland Acres Middle School, was recognized as the Galena Park ISD Educator of the Month during the Nov. 3 North Area Channel Chamber of Commerce luncheon in the Monument Room of San Jacinto Junior College.
White is an inspiration to students that are in the New Arrival Center as well as those that are in his Outdoor Education classes. One of the main focuses of the Outdoor Education classes is environmental education. He implemented a campus-wide effort to recycle milk cartons, plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Students picked up the idea and ran with it and now recyle all of those products without being prompted by a teacher or campus administrator.
White’s recycling program caught the attention of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company who provided 10 plastic container bins for recycling. His ultimate goal is for Woodland Acres Middle School to become a "Go Green" campus for recycling.
Stephanie Schraeder, chairperson for the Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee (right), presents the Educator of the Month Award to Woodland Acres Middle School teacher Anthony White.