To the Editor:
The Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation would like to extend its thanks to all who contributed to the Dreams and Innovation program honoring Oak Ridge teachers who received Foundation grants for the 2013-2014 school year.
Our thanks and appreciation goes to:
- B&W Y-12, which provided the location, New Hope Center, for the celebration attended by more than 150 people. B&W Y-12 also provided assistance with sound and information technology for the event.
- Aubrey’s Restaurant, one of Oak Ridge’s newest restaurants, for providing appetizers for the event.
- Materials and Chemistry Laboratory Inc. (MCLinc), which provided booths for the event.
- Deirdre Barrett, the ceremony’s keynote speaker, author, psychologist at Harvard Medical School, and graduate of Oak Ridge High School. She spoke on the theme of the event, describing how dreams contribute to innovation and problem solving, relating research from her book, “The Committee of Sleep.”
- The Oak Ridge public schools teachers who provided demonstrations of materials and programs funded by past Education Foundation grant awards, showing how students have benefitted.
- Oak Ridge JazzCats and Michelle Hairston, who provided entertainment during the event.
- The ORPSEF board of directors, for their support for this event. [Read more…]