U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Teachers program rewards 3 local educators

WINNING EDUCATORS-Pictured from left are local U.S. Cellular representatives Phillip Birdwell and Lorissa Hollaway, Celina K-8 Principal Joann McLerran, and winning teachers Laura Coons and Alicia Daily. Winner Jason Coons was not present for the picture. (photo submitted)

Three local teachers received exciting news recently as U.S. Cellular in partnership with philanthropic website DonorsChoose.org, announced that they were among the more than 1,750 teachers whose submitted projects were funded through the company’s Calling All Teachers campaign.

Alicia Daily, Laura Coons, and Jason Coons each won $1,000 for their classrooms’ activities.

The teachers were encouraged to apply for the funding by Lorissa Hollaway of Ashburn Creek Trading, a local U.S. Cellular dealer.

“U.S. Cellular’s continued support of education is definitely making an impact in schools across the nation,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “The company’s donations from both last year and this year allow teachers to do more in the classroom, and our children reap the benefits.”

U.S. Cellular made the commitment to invest millions in education during 2009-10 through its Calling All Communities and Calling All Teachers campaigns. Check with your local dealer about upcoming campaigns.