Braik is one of 200 teachers from around the country selected to attend the program this summer.
A panel of educators from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) selected Braik to attend the academy. The panel based its decision on her qualifications, dedication to inspiring students at an early age and commitment to enhancing the teaching profession.
During the academy, which is scheduled for July 17 through 22, teachers will discover new ways to excite students using experiments demonstrating various math and science concepts.
More than 1,500 teachers applied for the 2011 academy. Parents and students also nominated their teacher to apply for the opportunity by sending an e-card or printing a teacher appreciation certificate from the site.
ExxonMobil partnered with Phil and Amy Mickelson and developed in conjunction with the NSTA and Math Solutions to create the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy in 2005.
This year, more than 600 teachers will attend one of the three academies scheduled in New Jersey, Louisiana and Texas.
To nominate local teachers for the 2012 Academy, visit www.sendmyteacher.com.