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SWFWMD Awards 54 Hillsborough County Teachers Education Grants

Fifty-one Hillsborough County teachers and three private school teachers are among the educators who were awarded Splash! school grants through the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This year 206 Splash! grants were awarded to educators across the District's 16-county region.

Mary Margaret Hull, lead communications coordinator, attributes the effectiveness of the grant program in Hillsborough County to the strong partnership with Hillsborough County Schools, which helped get the word out to teachers. Four school district staff serve as the Southwest Florida Water Management District's liaisons to teachers: Karen Folsom, Nature's Classroom administrator; Larry Plank, supervisor of secondary science; Andi Ringer, science supervisor of middle school education; and Shana Tirado, elementary science supervisor.