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Teacher Spotlight

Pamela Chaires was raised in Northeast Los Angeles, where at 17 years old she began her higher education journey at Glendale Community College.  Upon earning her associates degree, she transferred to Whitter College, a small private liberal arts school, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology.  After the completion of her undergraduate work, Pamela continued pursuing her education and later received her Masters of Art in Teaching from USC.

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  • Adrian Gallardo, grade 6, was the recipient of the MEEC “Outstanding Environmental Science Project Award” at the school’s awared ceremony. “He was so surprised this evening….I think he was almost in tears. He just kind of shook and stood there…so I really think Sarah (MEEC judge) picked a deserving young man”, shared his teacher Holly Bowser.
    Holly Bowser
  • MEEC is an incredible organization that does so much for teachers and students.  I'm so lucky to have found MEEC! Malissa Voegele-Bidnick Alpine Elementary, Littlerock
  • It is through MEEC’s dedication that has enabled our students to learn and lead others on a journey that has taken them to playing an active role in their school’s appearance to confronting larger environmental issues.  From the multitude of resources and workshops MEEC has offered teachers, such as YELC and the solar oven cook- offs each year, our students have grown increasingly aware of the environment that surrounds them and they are now taking part in designing and constructing an interactive garden, leading their own workshops on solar cooking, and developing plans for weekly recycling and trash clean-up crews that are completely student-run.  Thank you MEEC, your contributions are changing the way teachers and students think for the betterment of their communities and the environment around them. John Kell Daisy Gibson School, Palmdale
  • The students had a blast with the microscopes.  We are amazed at the incredible patterns and details found in the tiniest of things.  It is awesome to hear the “oohs” and “aahs” of the students as they study the slides.  You’ve given us a peek at another world and sparked our imaginations by your generous donation!   Cathy Andre Brentwood Elementary, Victorville
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