The Winston-Salem Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Forsyth County Teacher Grants for professional development to K-12th grade teachers in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.
A total of $13,582.49 was granted to 14 teacher grantees:
- Jessica Browning - Cash Elementary School - $499 to attend the Prompt Institute.
- Joseph Chavis - The Special Children's School - $550 to attend the TEACCH workshop of Advanced Applications of TEACCH Principles.
- Cynthia Freese - Jefferson Elementary School - $2,500 to pursue educational travel of New England states.
- Crystal Joyce - Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy - $1,557 for professional development around National School Library Standards at the AASL Conference.
- Deeann Kidd - Caleb's Creek Elementary School - $1,719.49 for programming on Hydroponics in the classroom.
- Shada King - Smith Farm Elementary School - $500 to pursue professional development around increasing classroom enrichment and student achievement.
- Mary Hughes Lee - John F. Kennedy Middle School - $960 to attend the online Institute for Central American Development Studies.
- Kendra Mabry - Robert B. Glenn High School - $1,250 for professional development around restorative practices.
- Edith McBurney - The Special Children's School - $550 to attend the TEACCH workshop of Advanced Applications of TEACCH Principles.
- Donna Price Merrills - Robert B. Glenn High School - $1,250 for professional development around restorative practices.
- Dulzira Ribeiro de Camargo - Konnoak Elementary School - $750 to attend the Project Based Learning World 2021 conference focused on Racial Equity at the Center.
- Stephanie Rickman - Cash Elementary School - $595 to support in-school field trip
- Andrea Slusher - Lewisville Elementary School - $488 to attend professional development on Kagan Cooperative Strategies.
- Mary Tesh - Ward Elementary School - $414 for professional development to Bolster Communication Effectiveness of Students Who Stutter.
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.
To learn more, visit wsfoundation.org/teacher-grants.