Crescent Real Estate Rewards Teaching Excellence in Fort Worth Schools by Selecting Polytechnic High School Teacher for Prestigious Teaching Excellence Chair Award

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Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC rewards Polytechnic High School teacher Jamie Cox with the prestigious Chair of Teaching Excellence Award for inspiring students to learn and feel valued. Crescent Real Estate has sponsored the Career and Technology Education Chair and provided a $5,000 honorarium since 2005 for the Fort Worth ISD program which confers upon outstanding teachers honorary titles of Chairs for Teaching Excellence for one year and encourages teachers selected as Chairs to pursue further education and training and share knowledge and expertise with colleagues.

I am proud that Crescent continues to partner with Fort Worth ISD on this innovative program.

Jamie Cox, an Engineering Concepts teacher at Polytechnic High School in the Fort Worth Independent School District, earned the Crescent Real Estate Chair for Teaching Excellence in Career and Technology Education. Cox was recognized for inspiring students at Polytechnic High School to learn and feel valued.

Cox received the honorary designation of Chair for Teaching Excellence for the 2015-2016 school year and received a $5,000 honorarium at a luncheon on November 18th. Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC donated the $5,000 honorarium for the Chair for Teaching Excellence in Career & Technology Education. Crescent has annually participated in the Fort Worth ISD Academic Chairs for Teaching Excellence program since 2005.

This year’s luncheon honored 13 Fort Worth ISD teachers with Academic Chairs for Teaching Excellence. Established in 1994 to recognize teaching excellence, the Fort Worth ISD program confers upon outstanding teachers honorary titles of Chairs for Teaching Excellence for one year and encourages teachers selected as Chairs to pursue further education and training and share knowledge and expertise with colleagues. Modeled after university-level Chair programs, the program is unique in its recognition of exemplary school teachers. Corporate and community partners sponsor the Chairs and provide a $5,000 honorarium.

Suzanne Stevens, managing director and chief financial officer of Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC, presented Crescent’s Chair for Teaching Excellence award to Cox at the luncheon. Stevens, who has participated in the program each year since 2007, told the luncheon audience, “This is always a highlight of my year. I am proud that Crescent continues to partner with Fort Worth ISD on this innovative program. It is very rewarding for us to celebrate teachers and to give them the recognition that they deserve.”

According to Stevens, Cox impressed the selection committee with her ability to share her passion for education and her genuine commitment to building relationships with her students and fellow teachers. “We wish Jamie the very best as she continues to educate our employees of tomorrow,” Stevens added.

“I want to motivate my students to begin their career exploration in my class so we can plan their course of study and pave their path to success,” Cox said.

“I always tell my students ‘I don’t’ care where you are coming from, just where you are going, how you plan to get there and what roll I will play in helping you get there’,” Cox said. “My aspiration is to motivate students to want to learn the subject matter, as well as feel valued.”

Cox holds an Associate Degree in Business from Hinds Community College, as well as a Bachelor Degree in Business Education and Masters in Instructional Technology from Mississippi State University, and a Masters in Administrative and Leadership Education from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Cox is a recognized teacher having won the 2015 Keep Texas Beautiful Sadie Ray Graff Education award, is a past nominee as Fort Worth ISD secondary teacher of the year, and three times Polytechnic High School’s teacher of the year. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Cox sponsors Polytechnic High’s Environmental Club where students learn about environmental engineering, waste reduction and conservation. Cox has managed school faculty, staff and student participation in Fort Worth’s Trash Bash, Litter Stomp and Cowtown Cleanup activities.

Cescent’s support for education is rooted in the company’s core value of commitment to community. In addition to promoting teaching excellence, Crescent has partnered with elementary schools that serve at-risk students and parents in communities where Crescent operates. Since 1997, Crescent employees, customers and partners have generated more than $2.3 million in funding, services and supplies for 80 elementary schools nationwide through FACES of Change®, a unique adopt-a-school program. Additionally, company executives contribute to an employee scholarship foundation which provides college scholarships for children of Crescent employees.

ABOUT CRESCENT
Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a fully-integrated real estate company owned by Goff Capital and Barclays Capital. Through its subsidiaries, Crescent manages and develops premier, Class A office buildings. Crescent also holds investments in resort residential developments in locations such as Scottsdale, Vail Valley, and Lake Tahoe; a luxury hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas; and the wellness lifestyle leader, Canyon Ranch®. For more information, visit crescent.com.

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