Jermaine Watkins '02 - Impactful Teacher

Since becoming a teacher at Gilcrease Elementary, Jermaine Watkins has started a basketball program for the kids and even took out a personal loan to pay for some of his students to go to basketball camp.  He was picked by Channel 6 and Bob Hurley Ford as an "Impactful Tulsa Teacher." 

Watkins says he's going to use his $250 check for things like field trips or even new basketballs.  "I'm just giving them life experiences, things that I got to experience as a child that I know made a big difference in my development as a person. I just want to give that back to them."

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