Educator Perks - Educator Award Winners

Firstmark has been serving educators for over 80 years.

Teachers are creative, resourceful, and excited to bring new ideas, challenges, and opportunities for learning to their students. We are inspired by the passion you have for your work. We also understand that to deliver on that passion, you frequently pay for classroom projects and even basic supplies -- out of your own pocket!

That's why each year Firstmark provides ten (10), $500.00 Educator Grants. We want to support your vision to develop innovative learning experiences for your students.

We are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 winners …

Christopher Schmidt
Medio Creek Elementary Southwest ISD

Pedro Rodriguez
Young Men’s Leadership Academy San Antonio ISD

Donna Walker
Elrod Elementary Northside ISD

Carl Dickerson
Sky Harbour Elementary Southwest ISD

Caitlin Wood
St. George Episcopal School Private

Brandie Hokamp
Spicewood Park Elementary Southwest ISD

Nathaniel Boyd
Bob Hope Elementary Southwest ISD

Rebecca Vidal
Harlandale Middle School Harlandale ISD

Mara Rubio
Japhet Elementary San Antonio ISD

Carrie Turner-Gray
Johnson High School Northeast ISD

The Educator Awards are just one of the ways Firstmark supports education. We also …
  • Produce and distribute over 85,000 Free Academic Planners to public and private school teachers and administrators in Bexar County and the surrounding 12 counties.
  • Award fifteen $1,000 Frank Price Cunningham and Helen Shipman Cunningham scholarships to graduating high school members.
  • Partner with NEISD on the Student run branch at Ronald Reagan High School which was named a "Top Pick" by NerdWallet.
  • Sponsor the city-wide Student Aid San Antonio program to provide free assistance -- in English and Spanish – to students/families for completing college financial aid forms.
  • Coordinate an annual summer book drive as part of the SAReads program. Firstmark won a Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award for SAReads.