The Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation will award more than $104,000 in grants to Oak Ridge teachers at a ceremony on Wednesday, April 25, a press release said.
Chuck Carringer, who has previously worked for Oak Ridge Schools and is now president of Chuck Carringer Executive Coaching, which provides leadership and management development services, will be the featured speaker at the April ceremony, the press release said. His talk will be titled “Teachers Making a Difference.”
The ceremony is open to the public, and it will be held in the Oak Ridge High School cafeteria beginning at 4 p.m. April 25. Demonstrations and displays of some of the projects and technology funded by the Foundation will be given after the formal ceremony, the press release said. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of Oak Ridge Utility District.
Here are the 2018 grant recipients:
- Oak Ridge Preschool: Brandy Duff
- Glenwood Elementary: Amy Kennedy and Melissa McCallen
- Linden Elementary: Edna Miller and Rebecca Sherlock
- Willow Brook Elementary: Leslie Addis and Lisa Meidl
- Woodland Elementary: Deborah Trostad, Leigh Marlar, and Megan Sauer
- Jefferson Middle School: Emily Haverkamp, Heather Henderlight, Julie McCullough, and Callie Painter
- Robertsville Middle School: Cathy Ginel and Todd Livesay
- Oak Ridge High School: Christina Henry, Ryan Nicholls, Kelly Rowland, and Sharon Thomas
- Secret City Academy: Donna Gilbert
- District-Wide: Jami Garner and Jennifer Laurendine
The Grants Program is a key component of the Foundation’s mission to support the highest quality education for all students, the press release said.
“The Grants focus on empowering teachers with the tools to teach,” said Cathy Toth, chair of the Grants Committee. “By putting resources directly into the classroom, the grants enrich the learning environment and help create the conditions where inspiration, curiosity, and learning are natural outcomes. Thanks to the support of the Oak Ridge community, we have been able to fund excellent projects in every school in Oak Ridge since the beginning of the program in 2005.”
Including this year’s grants, the Education Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in total grant funding.
“The Foundation’s Board is committed to continue an annual grants campaign moving forward,” the press release said.
For more information about the Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation or to make a donation, contact Jessica Steed at (865) 241-3667 or [email protected] or through the website at http://www.orpsef.org/.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release was submitted by Jessica Steed.
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