The Winston-Salem Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Forsyth County Teacher Grants for professional development to K-12th grade teachers in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. A total of $55,860 was granted to 28 teacher grantees. 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.
2020 FORSYTH COUNTY TEACHER GRANTEES:
- Allison Barham - The Downtown School - $2,400 to attend a conference focused on the Renzulli Schoolwide Enrichment Model
- Amie Snow - Middle Fork Elementary School - $2,500 to attend an Orton-Gillingham training course
- April Fjeld - Union Cross Elementary School - $2,500 to complete a course and attend an immersive conference on trauma-informed strategies to support the WS/FCS SEAL (Social, Emotional, Academic Learning) Initiative
- Brad Rhew - Petree Elementary School - $1,495 for an educational and explorative professional development training experience in Alaska for teaching geology, weather, and ecology
- Brandi Rights - The Downtown School - $1,663 to attend a two-day professional development workshop focused on the art and science of teaching reading
- Brittany Doyle - Ibraham Elementary School - $1,516 to attend a two-day professional development workshop focused on the art and science of teaching reading
- Brooks Jones - Walkertown High School - $1,876 to attend the International Society for Technology in Education to support integrating technology with personalized learning in the classroom
- Camille Lee- Hicks - WS/FCS Instructional Services - $2,500 to attend the Conscious Discipline Summer Institute
- Christopher Jeffords - Carver High School - $1,000 to support language instruction through project-based podcasting
- Elizabeth Krivsky - Clemmons Middle School - $2,500 for a nine-day ecological exploration of the Galapagos
- Frances Richardson - Meadowlark Elementary School - $2,500 to attend the National Kindergarten Conference
- Gina Higgins - Clemmons Middle School - $2,500 for an immersive cultural and historical experience in former Soviet countries Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
- Jenna Garrity - WS/FCS Instructional Services - $2,500 to attend the Conscious Discipline Summer Institute
- Jenna Valentine-Turner - Kernersville Elementary School - $1,064 to attend a Social and Emotional Learning Conference to support the WS/FCS SEAL (Social, Emotional, Academic Learning) Initiative
- Jennifer Sigmon - Vienna Elementary School - $2,300 to attend the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics centennial meeting and exposition
- Jessica Pipkins - The Downtown School - $2,400 to attend a conference focused on the Renzulli Schoolwide Enrichment Model
- Karen Warren - The Children’s Center - $1,800 to attend the National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Learning Conference
- Katherine Campbell - The Special Children’s School - $2,500 to attend the Council for Exceptional Children's national conference
- Laura LeMay - Jefferson Middle School - $2,500 for an immersive learning experience on the Iditarod Race in Anchorage, Alaska
- Martin Pruitt - Petree Elementary School - $775 to attend hand-on immersive training in Orff music pedagogy
- Mary Epperson - Sherwood Forest Elementary School - $1,578 to attend the Carolina Kodaly Institute for Kodaly Educators of NC
- Milton Cepeda - WS/FCS Instructional Services - $1,983 to attend the National Association of School Psychologists convention
- Rebecca Flores - The Downtown School - $2,240 to attend a conference focused on the Renzulli Schoolwide Enrichment Model
- Shannon Dobson - WS/FCS Instructional Services - $2,500 to attend the Conscious Discipline Summer Institute
- Stephen Wright - East Forsyth High School - $1,970 for a six-day Civil Rights Tour through Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi
- Summer Riley - The Downtown School - $2,400 to attend a conference focused on the Renzulli Schoolwide Enrichment Model
- Tonya Allison - Ward Elementary School - $850 to attend a level 2 World Music Drumming course to enhance Orff pedagogy in musical instruction
- Virginia Browne - Glenn High School - $1,550 to attend the American Council on the Teacher of Foreign Languages Annual Convention with focus on developing interculturality in world languages classrooms
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