Cobb Schools Foundation Announces 2014 Teacher IMPACT Grant Recipients

The Cobb Schools Foundation would like to congratulate the 2014 Teacher IMPACT Grant winners. Thank you to everyone who applied.  The Foundation received 87 amazing grant applications.  This year, the Foundation is awarding more than $22,000 in grants to teachers for creative and innovative ideas in education.

Congratulations to our IMPACT Grant recipients!


Jenny Taylor – Chalker ES “Portable Science Classroom” $309.57

Lori Kotarba – Kincaid ES “Calm Down Caddies” $500

Angie Dowling – Kell HS “Making Literature Alive for ESOL students” $650

Diana Bishop – Lassiter HS “American Sign Language Club” $2,265.67

Cynthia Pragovich – Nicholoson ES “Portable Writing Lab” $1,310

Sarah Dupuis – Keheley ES “Enlarging eBook Collection” $1,500

Angela Mack – Norton Park ES “There’s an App for That!” $1,000

Richard White – Griffin MS “Griffin’s Got Science” $2,500

Tida Bruce-Banfield – Mableton ES “Getting IN Gear – WeDo Robotics” $2,460

Deryl Heflin – Nickajack ES “Using Digital Microscopes in the K-5 Classroom” $2,040

Dr. Ellen Campbell – CCSD Special Student Services “DanceFit for Adaptive PE” $427 (In partnership with the Atlanta Hawks)

Wendy Astin – Sanders ES  “Creation Lab” $1,000

Dr. Joanne Jezequel – Kennesaw Mountain HS “A Box of Bones” $1,710

Dr. Scott Schomer – Harrison HS “Formative Assessment White Boards” $560

Kimberly Johnson – Harrison HS “TI Navigator System” $2,481.89

McKenzie Gay – Lewis ES “Making Chicken Soup for the Special Needs Soul” $500

Pam Thompson – Pickett’s Mill ES “Hard Work Pays Off – Book Publishing for Young Authors” $387

Nikki Brooks – Bullard ES “Reprogrammable Robots” $680.36

Since 2005, the Cobb Schools Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 in grants to teachers in Cobb County School District.  These grants are only made possible by business partnerships and fundraising efforts, including the Annual Gimme 5 for Education campaign, golf tournament, Leaders & Legends Ball and more!  For more information about the Foundation or to make a donation, please visit