16 Beaufort County teachers surprised with grants

info@islandpacket.comSeptember 26, 2013 

St. Helena Elementary second-grade teacher Eve Weaver poses with her students after she won the $500 Dr. Valerie Truesdale Innovative Teacher grant for her "Magnificent Magnetic Math" project.

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Sixteen Beaufort County teachers from 12 schools were surprised Thursday with the news they had won a grant for their classroom projects.

Grants ranged from $115 to $500; in total more than $5,300 was given to teachers as a surprise, complete with oversized checks and balloons.

The grants are from the Foundation for Educational Excellence, a fund of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. The foundation was established in 2007 and began awarding grants in 2009. Grants of up to $500 are awarded to teachers who have applied twice per school year.

Grant winners are:

  • Bluffton Elementary kindergarten teacher Alayne Arnett for "Hands-on Science: Lowcountry Plants and Butterfly Life," $292.55
  • Pritchardville Elementary fifth-grade teacher Jennifer Collins for "It's Literacy Math," $264.49
  • Bluffton Middle sixth-grade teacher Glenn Dowell for general science lessons, $500
  • Shanklin Elementary teacher Kathryn Glaze for "The Science of Leadership," $257.17
  • Okatie Elementary teacher Helen Goodman for "Read More Nonfiction," $497.61
  • Okatie Elementary English teacher Danielle Hunt for "A Bird's Eye View," $121
  • Coosa Elementary teachers Lynda Jernigan and Renee Roberts for "All About Content: Connecting Content and Literacy Through Literacy Informational Alphabet Books," $390.11
  • Beaufort Elementary teacher Julie LaGrone for "Top Dog Reading Competition," $304.82
  • Michael C. Riley Elementary third-grade teacher Ly Nguyen for "Lego Simple Machines," $500
  • Coosa Elementary second-grade teacher Kelly Pulaske for "Folktales: A Cultural Teaching Tool," $170.89
  • Hilton Head Island High teacher John Quindlen for "Mentoring for the Future," $500
  • Hilton Head Island High teacher Kimberlee Smith for "Media Arts Momentum," $500
  • H.E. McCracken Middle School ninth-grade teacher Alicia Weaver for "We are Readers of Common Core + Nonfiction," $494.60
  • St. Helena Elementary second-grade teacher Eve Weaver won the Dr. Valerie Truesdale Innovative Teacher grant for "Magnificent Magnetic Math," $500
  • Battery Creek High 12th-grade teacher Christine Whiteleather for "Senior Career Portfolio," $144.70

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