Press release
February 20, 2019

2019 Forsyth County Teacher Grants Announced

The Winston-Salem Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Forsyth County Teacher Grants for professional development to K-12th grade teachers in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. A total of $55,524 was granted to 34 teacher grantees (see below). The selection committee, comprised of a panel of professional educators, made the 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.

The Winston-Salem Foundation is most appreciative of the following component funds that provided funding for this year’s Forsyth County Teacher Grants:

  • Sam and Anne Booke Family Trust was established in 1989 by family members of Sam and Anne Booke to improve the quality of life in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Grants fund professional development opportunities for PK-12 teachers in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.  
  • Gaddy Educator Fund was established in 1995 by Dr. Joe E. Gaddy, Jr. to provide grants for the professional staff at R. J. Reynolds High School. Dr. Gaddy graduated from Reynolds High School in 1963, completed his undergraduate degree at Davidson College and his medical degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. 
  • Doris Joyce Kohfeldt Educator Fund was established in 2016 by Joyce Kohfeldt to help support and sustain the Foundation's Teacher Grants program in Forsyth County. Particular emphasis may be given to teachers in public schools, grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, to provide funds to support professional development opportunities and/or to subsidize classroom projects.
  • Maytrice Walton Fund was established in 1989 by the family of the late Maytrice Walton, one of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools’ most remarkable teachers. The funds are used for professional growth opportunities and enrichment for a Winston-Salem/Forsyth County elementary teacher.  
  • Blanche Raper Zimmerman Fund was established in 1986 by Mrs. Zimmerman and provides assistance for teachers to increase their understanding of and appreciation for various world cultures, with preference for teachers of social studies or history.

 

2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS:

  • Alexis Callender - East Forsyth High - $2,400 for a cultural tour on the history of South Africa and Apartheid
  • Allison George - Robert B. Glenn High School - $897 to attend the National Science Teachers Association’s National Conference
  • AmyBith Harlee - R.J. Reynolds High School - $1,911 for Harvard's Project Zero online course and trip to Washington, DC
  • Chantae Reynolds - Middle Fork Elementary School - $1,815 to attend the WIDA Annual Conference
  • Cheryl Whitaker - The Special Children's School - $2,500 to attend the Council for Exceptional Children Convention
  • Clayton Richter - Parkland IB Magnet School - $1,927 to attend the National Athletic Director Conference
  • Cristofer Wiley - R.J. Reynolds High School - $1,911 for Harvard's Project Zero online course and trip to Washington, DC
  • Crystal Joyce - Old Richmond Elementary School - $513 to attend a workshop on how library Media Specialists can support literacy
  • Curtis Monroe - Thomas Jefferson Middle School - $625 for the Explore Learning program and support
  • Daya Patton - Paisley IB Middle School - $2,500 to attend an International Baccalaureate Social and Emotional Learning workshop
  • Fakhria Luna - R.J. Reynolds High School - $1,911 for Harvard's Project Zero online course and trip to Washington, DC
  • Frankie Santoro - Clemmons Middle School - $1,700 to attend the National Convention for the Teachers of English
  • Iris De la Rosa - Easton Elementary School - $2,163 to attend the Annual Bilingual Symposium for Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Iris Mudd - Meadowlark Middle School - $625 for the Explore Learning program and support
  • Jenna Garrity - WS/FCS Instructional Services - $387 for an online trauma and crisis management specialist training
  • Jennifer Clayton - Cash Elementary School - $1,675 for Orton Gillingham training
  • Jennifer Estes - Moore Elementary School - $1,815 to attend the WIDA Annual Conference
  • Jessica McMahan - Kimmel Farm Elementary School - $387 for an online trauma and crisis management specialist training
  • Joshua Bragg - Career Center High School - $1,739 to attend the National Science Teachers Association’s National Conference
  • Joy Hamm - Walkertown High School - $2,500 for a Spanish language and culture immersion experience in Honduras
  • Karen Morris - R.J. Reynolds High School - $1,911 for Harvard's Project Zero online course and trip to Washington, DC
  • Kenny Melder - Meadowlark Middle School - $625 for the Explore Learning program and support
  • Khara Howe - Lewisville Elementary School - $475 to attend the Orff-Schulwerk Level III workshop 
  • Kimberly Hall - Diggs-Latham Elementary School -$200 to attend the North Carolina School Nurse annual conference
  • Krista Mathis - Meadowlark Middle School - $625 for the Explore Learning program and support
  • Laura Miller - Sedge Garden Elementary School -$2,000 to attend the Get Your Teach On conference
  • Lauren Abernethy - Old Town Elementary School - $1,815 to attend the WIDA Annual Conference
  • Lourdes Pagan - John F. Kennedy High School - $2,500 for a cultural immersion experience in Peru
  • Maria Watkins - Paisley IB Middle School - $2,500 to attend an International Baccalaureate Social and Emotional Learning workshop
  • Pamela Kirkland - R.J. Reynolds High School - $1,911 for Harvard's Project Zero online course and trip to Washington, DC
  • Rachael Smith - R.J. Reynolds High School - $1,911 for Harvard's Project Zero online course and trip to Washington, DC
  • Ruth Wilcox - Parkland IB Magnet School - $2,500 for a cultural immersion experience in Peru
  • Stephanie McCarney - Smith Farm Elementary School - $2,450 to attend a summer institute at Columbia University on reading and writing
  • Sylvan Taylor - Downtown School - $2,200 to attend the summer institute on enrichment-based differentiated teaching at the University of Connecticut