The Winston-Salem Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 C.B. Eller Teacher Grants for professional development for full or part-time educators employed by the Wilkes County School System. This charitable trust is designed to improve the quality of education in Wilkes County by awarding grants for professional growth for public school teachers.
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.
A total of $6,954 was granted to the following eight teachers:
Friends and family of C.B. Eller established the C.B. Eller Education Fund in 1987. Mr. Eller was superintendent of the Wilkes County Schools for 33 years from 1933 to 1966. Among his greatest accomplishments as superintendent was the consolidation of 99 smaller schools into 20 schools. In addition to his lifelong commitment to public education, Mr. Eller was extremely active in community, governmental, civic and church affairs both in Wilkes County and northwest North Carolina.