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Spotsylvania Education Foundation President, Diana Wellerman(right) was pleased to present a $1,000 donation to Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area. Executive Director, Sara Branner(Center) and Board Chair Glenn Kinard(left)of Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area gratefully accepted the contribution to help fund school readiness programs so children arrive at school healthy and prepared to succeed in school and in life.
The Spotsylvania Education Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of our first round of SEED Grants for the 2012-13 school year. The Foundation through fundraising efforts such as a Jean's Day and generous donations to the Foundation's Endowment Fund, is able to provide SCS staff funding for professional development, certifications, and college classes.
We reviewed 78 applications and awarded 14 grants totaling $5,488.75.
Congratulations to the following recipients of the SEED grants:
- Lee Hill Elementary School (Librarian) $229.00
Description: Professional Development Conference Fee for What's New Children's Literature and How to Use it in Your Program
Jill Bates - Courtland Elementary (Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) $353.00
Description: Support the cost of a "See-The-Sound Visual Phonics" Professional Development training program for 25 teachers of deaf, interpreters, and speech therapists.
Melissa Brace - Chancellor Middle (7th Grade Civics & Economics Teacher) $498.00
Description: Professional Development - Cost of two college credit classes - Civics Education: Teaching the First Amendment & Technology Integration in the Classroom: Excite Students and Enhance Learning
Judith Caruso - Ni River Middle (7th Grade Teacher) $500.00
Description: Support the cost of Gifted and Talented Certification
Susan R. Cosgrove - Chancellor Middle (7th Grade Teacher) $500.00
Description: Support the cost of National Board Certification
Ronda Dockery - Chancellor High (Social Studies Teacher) $500.00
Description: Support the cost of K-12 Specialist in Gifted Education Endorsement
Michelle Edelen - JJW/Spotsylvania Head Start (Program Resource Paraprofessional) $238.00
Description: Cost of Mental Health First Aid Certification and a Professional Development Course on Goal Setting
Dianne Holmes - Riverview Elementary (Principal) $500.00
Description: Support the cost of National Principal Mentor Certification Program
- Spotswood Elementary (Literacy Coach) $350.00
Description: Professional Development conference fee for 5 teachers to participate in the Northern Virginia Writing Project
Lisa Leung - Freedom Middle (Orchestra Director) $219.00
Description: Cost of a Trends and Practices in String Education college credit course at the American String Teachers Association Conference
Robert MacDonald - Courthouse Road Elementary (Assistant Principal) $405.00
Description: Cost of college credit course - Special Education Assessments
Christine McNichols - Riverbend High (Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher) $315.00
Description: Professional Certification Course Food and Nutrition in the 21st Century
Debbie Mickens - Livingston Elementary (Physical Education Teacher) $381.75
Description: Cost of college credit course - Health Psychology
Melissa Neiman - Courthouse Road Elementary (Kindergarten Teacher) $500.00
Description: Cost of a college credit course for Master's of Education as part of her plan to become a Literacy Specialist
For individuals who applied who did not receive a grant in this round, you will be automatically considered in the next round of grants should your certification, conference, or class take place during the 2012-13 school year.
Save these dates!
March 1 Second Round Application Period Begins
March 29 Application Period Ends
SEF President, Diana Wellerman (left) and Principal, Mike Brown (right) of Berkeley Elementary School accept a $15,000 check from Amanda Talbert (center) of GEICO at the SAGE Banquet. The funds will go to support Berkeley's Backpack Program for pre-school children.
Congratulations to the following recipients of the first SEED Grants:
Spotsylvania Endowment for Education Development
Vickie Ashby, Massaponax High $490.00
Michelle P. Asimacopolous, Courthouse Academy $475.00
Denise M. Boyd, Berkeley Elementary $500.00
Michelle Duke, Smith Station Elementary $500.00
Heather Handschin, Transportation Department $500.00
Kristy Jett-Brown, Chancellor Middle $500.00
Carolyn Kleinert, Freedom Middle $300.00
Meredith Lohr, Spotsylvania High $50.00
Brad Miller, Spotsylvania High $50.00
Julie Snyder, Courthouse Road Elementary $500.00
Michelle Treakle, Riverbend High $315.00
Deborah Tripp, Spotsylvania Middle $350.00
Gina D. Vitale, Riverbend High $500.00
Susan Weiderhold, Ni River Middle $500.00
Kathleen Williams, Livingston Elementary $500.00
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The Continuing Education Fund
The Foundation has established the the Jerry Hill Continuing Education Fund which supports teachers, administrators, and support staff seeking advanced degrees, National Board Certification, and other professional development opportunities.
If you would like to make a contribution to this fund, please contact the Foundation office at 540-834-2500, ext. 1147. Or you can choose to "Donate Now" found on our Ways to Give section under the Contributions tab.