Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union awards six local teachers extreme classroom makeovers

HOUSTON, TX (August 24, 2017) — Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union (Cy-Fair FCU) has awarded hundreds of dollars to six Cypress-Fairbanks ISD teachers to enhance their classrooms for local students as part of the credit union’s Extreme Classroom Makeover competition. Three teachers received $500 to enhance their respective elementary, middle or high school classrooms, and, for the first time, the credit union also awarded $150 to three runners-up. The winning teachers can use these awards to reimagine their classrooms in creative ways that maximize learning and student engagement.

According to Cy-Fair FCU President and CEO Cameron Dickey, the credit union’s annual Extreme Classroom Makeover competition is an opportunity to encourage and empower local teachers who often invest their own personal resources to give students the very best learning experience possible.

“Cy-Fair FCU was founded by 10 educators and we maintain close ties with the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD to this day. Our Extreme Classroom Makeover competition is just one opportunity when we can show our appreciation for the dedication that the district’s teachers demonstrate to educating our community’s next generation,” said Dickey.

Since the beginning of this competition in 2007, Cy-Fair FCU has awarded $15,250 to teachers for classroom makeovers, and each year the competition has increased. This year, the credit union expanded the awards to include three runners-up in recognition of the many deserving applications received.

The winners of Cy-Fair FCU’s 2017 Extreme Classroom Makeover include the following:

High School Winner, $500
Dana Rizzo, Alternative Learning Center – West

Middle School Winner, $500
Jenna Bradford, Labay Middle School

Elementary School Winner, $500
Karen Comer, Lowery Elementary School

The runners-up of Cy-Fair FCU’s 2017 Extreme Classroom Makeover include the following:

High School Runner Up, $150
Ladye Lindsey, Cypress Woods High School

Middle School Runner Up, $150
Jennifer Osina, Aragon Middle School

Elementary School Runner Up, $150
Karen Malone, Walker Elementary School

To participate in the competition, teachers from across the district submit an essay stating why they are worthy recipients and how they will use the funds to benefit students. Dickey noted that Cy-Fair FCU has been supporting teachers in the district with its Extreme Classroom Makeover initiative for several years, and it’s one of the most anticipated activities of the credit union’s Community Advisory Committee.

About Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union

Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union ( is a full-service credit union in southeast Texas. Originally founded in 1956 with 10 members to serve employees of the Cy-Fair Independent School District, Cy-Fair FCU now has more than 25,000 members and serves anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school within Harris County and parts of Waller County.


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