ConocoPhillips Recognizes Six Houston-Area Teachers Hitting Home Runs in the Classroom


HOUSTON – ConocoPhillips today announced in partnership with the Houston Astros, the Houston-area teachers selected for the inaugural ConocoPhillips Math Teacher of the Month program.

The program recognizes teachers for their commitment to go above and beyond to help students excel in the classroom. Every month during the baseball season, one of the winning teachers will be honored during an Astros game beginning Friday, April 17.

“We understand the importance and benefits of mathematics achievement for our Houston community and the critical role teachers play in the development and success of students in the classroom,” said Ellen DeSanctis, vice president of Investor Relations and Communications. “That’s why we are pleased to show our appreciation in a collaborative effort with the Houston Astros to honor Houston-area teachers who inspire our future leaders to soar, not only in mathematics, but in their overall lives.”

Each winning teacher will receive awards from both ConocoPhillips and the Houston Astros, including a donation to their school district, gift card for the purchase of classroom supplies, Minute Maid Park tour and Astros game tickets.

The winning teachers are:

Name School  District
Jennifer Clayton Harmony School of Discovery Harmony Public Schools
Doug Clifton John J. Pershing Middle School Houston Independent School District
Tammy Irving John J. Pershing Middle School Houston Independent School District
Joseph Maurer Spring Woods Middle School Spring Branch Independent School District
Melanie Perry North Shore Middle School Galena Park Independent School District
Terri Walding North Shore Elementary Galena Park Independent School District

Winning teacher’s bios and photos are available at


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About ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 27 countries, $53 billion in annual revenue, $117 billion of total assets, and approximately 19,100 employees as of Dec. 31, 2014. Production from continuing operations, excluding Libya, averaged 1,532 MBOED in 2014, and proved reserves were 8.9 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2014. For more information, go to


Vinnika Johnson (media)