“Chevron believes in the Power of Human Energy and puts special emphasis and commitment to support ESUSD with STEM education,” said ESUSD Superintendent Melissa Moore, who nominated Chevron for this award. “Their efforts are especially important to ESUSD because the District receives one of the lowest amounts of state funding under California’s Local Control Funding Formula. Chevron’s STEM grant contributions, in kind services and hosting of the Ed! Gala Fundraiser are all actions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of ESUSD students.”
“Chevron’s approach to supporting Project Lead the Way (PLTW) in El Segundo schools has allowed for a comprehensive, self-sustaining K-12 commitment to teaching science, engineering and design,” said ESUSD Board of Education President Bill Watkins. “Initially supporting PLTW modules in high school, the program expanded to the middle school where Chevron’s support allowed the teachers to seamlessly incorporate PLTW practices into their science and design courses. Subsequently both elementary schools employed one, then two full time PLTW teachers to instill in K-5 students design thinking and engineering practices.”
About the El Segundo Unified School District
The El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD) was established in 1912 to serve all of the residents living in the City of El Segundo and covers the western part of the city. ESUSD consists of six schools including the Eagle’s Nest Preschool, Richmond Street and Center Street Elementary Schools, El Segundo Middle School, El Segundo High School and the Arena/Virtual High School, as well aspartnerships with the South Bay Adult School and California Regional Occupational Center (SoCal ROC).