|Local Teacher Honored with a Special Presentation from IBM and the Durham Bulls
The new Durham Bulls Manager, Bill Evers, made a special presentation on behalf of IBM and the Durham Bulls to a local teacher. Both IBM and the Durham Bulls have a strong commitment to the community and presented Joyce Moore of Glenn Elementary with the first-ever Wool E. Bull “E” Is For Education Award and an IBM computer.
The Wool E. Bull “E” Is For Education Award was created to honor local teachers in the Triangle area who make an impact on students by teaching the value of education. Gillian Zucker, Assistant General Manager of the Durham Bulls, explains how Moore was chosen.
“Everyone has a teacher in their past that helped them learn the importance of an education and we feel Ms. Moore is that type of teacher for many local youth. She works hard on a daily basis not only to improve the reading level of her students, but also to instill in each of them a passion for reading,” Zucker said. “Her efforts have left a mark not only on her students but also on the community as a whole.”
IBM presented Moore with a top of the line Aptiva personal computer and a 17 inch monitor. Several programs are loaded on the computer, including The World Book Encyclopedia, Kid Riffs, Emergency Room and the Lotus SmartSuite of office software.
“We’re excited to be able to recognize the phenomenal teaching commitment of Joyce Moore. Her dedication to the children of our community shines as an example to all, that teachers do make a difference,” said David Benevides, Community Relations Manager for IBM. “Our facility in Research Triangle Park is the largest IBM facility in the world. As a company, we’re committed to making the best in technology available to schools worldwide, and we’re especially interested in education in the Triangle. We’re convinced Ms. Moore will use this computer for great things in the education.”