One after the other, when the teachers saw the oversized check, they cheered. Their students erupted in applause. The teachers started passing out hugs especially to the Atlanta Braves Mascot Blooper who joined the Cobb Schools Foundation for many of the IMPACT grant presentations. In addition to financial support from the Atlanta Braves Foundation, Gas South, and Greystone Power, individual donors also helped make the IMPACT grants possible.
“It is a great honor to support teachers who are already so giving of themselves, and to connect their ideas for student success with generous business leaders,” said Felicia Wagner, Cobb Schools Foundation director.
Thanks to the IMPACT grants, some Cobb teachers will be able to enhance their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. For example, King Springs Elementary’s STEM lab teacher will use her grant for coding across curriculum. Other teachers will have funds to include digital learning writing and boost literacy levels. The IMPACT grant for Pebblebrook High School will help STEM, digital learning, and literacy by embracing virtual reality experiences.
Other IMPACT grants go toward supporting students’ character and leadership, like East Side Elementary’s “Culture of Kindness”.
To learn how to support student success through the Cobb Schools Foundation, visit here.
Congratulations to the Cobb Schools Foundation IMPACT Grant Recipients:
|School||Teacher||Foundation Partner||IMPACT Grant Title||Amount|
|McCall Primary School||Erin Moore||Gas South||Student Sensory Space||$2,275.39|
|McCall Primary School||Melissa Ursey||Atlanta Braves||Change Your Words Change Your Mind Part Two||$2,043.99|
|Bullard Elementary School||Kendra Berry||Cobb Schools Foundation||Happiness is In the Harvest||$582.00|
|Palmer Middle School||Tami McIntire, Christie Dubvanevich, Elizabeth Crumpton||Cobb Schools Foundation||Around the World in 178 Days||$1,399.30|
|Campbell Middle School||Cinde Valencia||Atlanta Braves||Get Growing!||$1,400.00|
|Fair Oaks Elementary School||Ashley Dihigo||Cobb Schools Foundation||Exploring the Globe Without Taking a Step||$2,500.00|
|Dowell Elementary School||Wendy Astin||Atlanta Braves||STEM/Coding Buddies||$1,629.00|
|Clarkdale Elementary School||Felicia Hill||Gas South||Project Photographs and Proficiencies||$950.97|
|Argyle Elementary School||Roshanda Wilson||Gas South||Diverse Books for Diverse Learners||$800.00|
|Bryant Elementary School||Kathy O’Rourke||Atlanta Braves||Reading for Success in Read 180||$600.00|
|Bryant Elementary School||Palmetta Hodges||Cobb Schools Foundation||Building Character /Leadership through Behavior Self-Regulation||$1,075.11|
|Floyd Middle School||Christine Gay||Atlanta Braves||School Sustainable Organic Garden Project||$1,234.74|
|Lewis Elementary School||Kimberly Pair||Atlanta Braves||Stem & Sensory Centers for Special Needs||$240.00|
|East Side Elementary School||Maria Larsson||Atlanta Braves||The Culture of Kindness||$257.00|
|Norton Park Elementary School||Gretchen Ayres||Gas South||STEM Innovation: One Classroom at a Time||$907.69|
|King Springs Elementary School||Chelsea Whitesell||Atlanta Braves||Coding Across the Curriculum||$2,398.00|
|Pebblebrook High School||Dawn Whipple||Cobb Schools Foundation||Keeping it Real: Embracing Virtual Reality Experiences to Increase Student Engagement in Reading and Writing||$2,500.00|
|Harmony Leland Elementary School||Sondra Briggs||Cobb Schools Foundation||Language Accessibility 2.0||$1,990.00|