Henderson Teacher Wins Thank a Million Teachers Dream Big Challenge
Moynihan to Ride Atop Insurer’s Annual Tournament of Roses Parade® Float Honoring Teachers Across the Nation on January 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (December 5, 2014) – Farmers Insurance announced today that Brenda Moynihan of C.T. Sewell Student and Family Technology Center in Henderson, Nevada is one of five winners of the Thank a Million Teachers Dream Big Teacher Challenge. Moynihan will be granted a $100,000 grant to transform her school and community.  Moynihan went through a rigorous proposal submission and review process and vied for votes from the American public to be crowned a winner of the Dream Big Teacher Challenge. Moynihan will also celebrate her achievement at this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade, riding atop the insurer’s “Dream Big: World of Possibility” float.

Moynihan is being rewarded with a $100,000 grant to fund her vision of incorporating technology into the classroom and learning center so the C.T. Sewell students, who rarely have access to computers or tablets at home, can more readily meet today’s academic expectations. Moynihan also plans to use the grant money to create and provide career guidance programs for parents to help promote healthy home environments for the students of C.T. Sewell.

The Thank A Million Teachers program was launched earlier this year, inviting individuals across America to offer heartfelt thanks to teachers, present and past, for their positive impact on students and communities. Teachers were then invited to participate in the Dream Big Teacher Challenge, submitting proposals for their chance to be one of the five outstanding teachers nationwide awarded with a grant to help them transform their school and community.

“Through the Dream Big Teacher Challenge submissions, we received proposals from teachers across the country with great visions and aspirations to propel their classroom education experience to the next level for their students,” said Erin Freeman, Chief Communications Officer for Farmers Insurance. “Today, Farmers is thrilled to honor Ms. Moynihan with a $100,000 educational grant for her proposal for the C.T. Sewell Student and Family Technology Center, which will surely teach her students that the boundaries on learning are limitless. We are grateful to help make Ms. Moynihan’s dreams come true and allow her to serve as an exemplary educator.”

In addition to winning the $100,000 educational grant, Moynihan will ride atop the Farmers Insurance “Dream Big: World of Possibility” float at the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on January 1, 2015. Moynihan will ride the float with fellow Dream Big Teacher Challenge winners.

Check local listings and tune in on January 1 to see Farmers honor teachers in a big way.  Visit www.thankamillionteachers.com to learn more about the program.



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