The Winston-Salem Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Forsyth County Teacher Grants to support professional development opportunities for K-12th grade teachers in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.
Recipients were selected by a committee comprised of professional educators who make awards in support of innovative and results-oriented educational experiences for teachers to improve their teaching ability and enhance the subject or content being taught in the classroom.
A total of $69,687.57 was granted to the following 37 teacher grant recipients:
- Tonya Allison – Ward Elementary School – $1,325 to attend a Music Symposium, the Artie and Denise Music Education Extravaganza 2022
- Cheryl Bullard – Meadowlark Elementary School – $1,275 to attend Orton Gillingham Training
- Amy Clay – WS/FCS Instructional Services – $2,500 to attend the 2022 Joint Conference on Brain Injury
- Kellyann Cooper – Wiley Middle School – $470 to attend North Carolina Council for Social Studies Conference
- Janae Copeland – Meadowlark Elementary School – $1,405.10 to attend the 2022 World Music Pedagogy Course through West Virginia University's school of music
- Elisabeth East-Ji – Meadowlark Elementary School – $2,500 Orton Gillingham Training
- Erin Eberle – Wiley Middle School – $1,348 to support sending two educators from Wiley Middle School to present at the 2022 North Carolina Technology in Education Society Conference
- Katie Gioello – Meadowlark Middle School – $1,795 for a school-wide subscription to Generation Genius to support science and math learning
- Justin Harvey – Robert B. Glenn High School – $1,800 to attend the 2022 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference
- Ashley Hayes – Union Cross Elementary School – $441 to attend the 2022 North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference
- Vikki Heaney – West Forsyth High School – $2,500 for the purpose of expanding the graphic novel selection at West Forsyth High School's library
- LaKisha Henry-Simmons – Lewisville Middle School – $2,500 to support a Mindfulness & Meditation Corner in the classroom
- Margaret Latta-Milord – Forest Park Elementary School – $1,028.80 to support an outdoor learning Garden at Forest Park Elementary
- Michelle Lewis – Cash Elementary School – $2,220.84 to support monthly field trips for pre-schoolers in the 2022-2023 school year
- Amber Martin – Easton Elementary School – $700 to support a student created butterfly garden at Easton Elementary
- Jeanna Martin – Lewisville Elementary School – $2,475 to support Specialized Reading tools for early readers
- John McClinton – Easton Elementary School – $2,190 to attend Restorative Justice 101 Intensive at the National Center for Restorative Justice
- Colleen Moir – Kernersville Elementary School – $2,374 to attend the 2022 American School Counselor Association Annual Conference
- Katie Nail – Easton Elementary School – $2,490 to attend Restorative Justice 101 Intensive at the National Center for Restorative Justice
- Rebecca Nieves – Middle Fork Elementary School – $2,500 to support items for the Sensory Classroom
- Kathleen O’Connor – The Special Children's School – $2,500 to attend the 2022 Council of Exceptional Children's Division of Early Childhood convention
- Allison Peters – Union Cross Elementary School – $2,500 to support Cornhole in the Classroom
- Gina Pruitt – Wiley Middle School – $320 for a subscription to MEDBRIDGE: Expanding Knowledge: Autism, Teletherapy and Stuttering
- Fran Richardson – Meadowlark Elementary School – $2,500 to attend the Plain Talk about Literacy and Learning Conference
- Clayton Richter – Parkland IB Magnet School – $1,645 to attend National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Leadership Training
- Stephanie Rickman – Cash Elementary School – $542.83 to support a Hydroponic Garden in the classroom
- Travis Robbins – West Forsyth High School – $2,500 for the purpose of expanding the graphic novel selection at West Forsyth High School's library
- Jeff Rodgers – Atkins Academic & Technology High School – $597 to attend Advanced Software Certification to enhance learning in the technology classroom
- Deborah Shebish – R.J. Reynolds High School – $2,500 to attend the European String Teachers Association Summer School
- Wendy Shoaf – Walkertown Elementary School – $2,500 for the purchase of equipment to support student created educational media projects
- Amber Sluder – Forsyth Middle College – $1,750 to attend the National Council for Social Studies Conference
- Andrea Slusher – Lewisville Elementary School – $2,500 to support Specialized Reading tools for early readers
- Amie Snow – Middle Fork Elementary School – $2,500 to attend the Visible Learning Conference in Denver, Colorado
- Sylvan Taylor – Downtown School – $2,250 to attend the Renzulli Schoolwide Enrichment Model Re-Commitment Through Confratute 2022
- Debra Troxell – West Forsyth High School – $2,500 for educational travel to understand the Eastern Europe City Model.
- Stacey Warner – WS/FCS Instructional Services – $1,745 to attend the Plain Talk about Literacy and Learning Conference.
- Jerry Yale – Vienna Elementary School – $2,500 for the purchase of equipment to support student created educational media projects.
The following endowment funds held at the Foundation provide the annual funding support for the Forsyth County Teacher Grants: the Sam and Anne Booke Family Trust, the Gaddy Educator Fund, the Doris Joyce Kohfeldt Educator Fund, the Maytrice Walton Fund, and the Blanche Raper Zimmerman Fund.
About the Foundation
The Winston-Salem Foundation strengthens Forsyth County by inspiring giving and linking resources to action. For more than 100 years, the Foundation has partnered with generous community members to build a better future by providing grants and scholarships to nonprofits, students, and educators. The Foundation is also investing significant resources in advancing equity in education and building an inclusive economy to ensure that Winston-Salem can become a place where race no longer predicts life outcomes. The Foundation ended 2021 with more than $770 million in assets and almost $79 million in total grantmaking.