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First-Year Teacher Wins $3,000 to Help Pay for Student Loans

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 1/29/2020

ATPE knows that first-year teachers have enough things to worry about in their new roles in the classroom. That’s why this year ATPE wanted to help one lucky educator by paying off up to $3,000 of their student loans.

A huge congratulations are in order to Jordan Bush, who teaches kindergarten at Venus Primary School in Venus ISD. Jordan attended Hill Junior College for two years and then transferred to Tarleton State University, graduating in December 2018.

“I decided to become a teacher because I enjoy working with children, I love to learn, and I love to teach!” Jordan told ATPE. “Teaching offers me the chance to foster and encourage a love of learning in every student who walks into my classroom.”

Jordan was drawn from the pool of 2018-19 student teacher members who renewed as 2019-20 first-time professional members and received her check on January 21.

Congratulations, Jordan! Thank you for all you do for your students!