Alabama Power Service Organization awards grants to new teachers

The Alabama Power Service Organization includes more than 4,000 Alabama Power, Southern Nuclear and Southern Company employees and their families who give their time to help improve communities. Last year, in honor of Alabama Power’s centennial, the organization contributed more than 100,000 hours to worthy projects across Alabama.

Supporting education is one of the priorities of Alabama Power. In recent years, the company has worked closely with educators to help children and teachers in the classroom through a variety of initiatives and programs. The Alabama Power Foundation also supports education by providing grants to students, teachers, colleges and universities, and other educational institutions.

Below is the list of winners of 2006-2007 New Teacher Grants, the schools where they teach, and the colleges where they earned their education degrees:

Donald Glenn Barefoot; Randolph Park Elementary, Anniston;
Jacksonville State University
Anthony Bascome; Mt. Carmel Elementary, Huntsville; Alabama A&M University
Dia Baugh; Ashford High; Troy University
Lauren Blakeney; Demopolis Middle; University of West Alabama
Yung Bui-Kincer; Booker T. Washington Magnet, Montgomery; Auburn University Montgomery
Pamela Harris-Underwood; Banks Middle, Birmingham; University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lisa Marie Keeton; Walker High, Jasper; University of Alabama
Tate Leonard; Randolph Elementary; University of Montevallo
Ashley McCall; Glendale Elementary, Prichard; University of South Alabama
Danielle Parrott; Bob Jones High, Madison; Auburn University
Kevin Skeen; Ridgecrest Elementary, Phenix City; Troy University-Phenix City
Brittany Thompson; Cold Springs High, Breman; University of North Alabama
Keith Trawick; Athens Intermediate; University of Alabama at Huntsville
Susan White; Woodmeade Elementary, Decatur; Athens University
James Williams; Abbeville Elementary; Troy University-Dothan
Shirley Zachery; Hayneville Road Elementary, Montgomery;
Alabama State University.

Learn more about Alabama Power’s support of schools and communities at For information about the Alabama Power Foundation, go to