CEF Awards Chatham County Teachers and Staff with Grants

The Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) is pleased to announce that we awarded over $11,500 in grants to the teachers and staff of the Chatham County Schools. CEF received 22 submissions totaling over $24,000. Grants were awarded in the following categories: Creative Teaching Grants and Media Center Grants.

The Chatham Education Foundation believes teacher success provides opportunities for sustainable, strong, and consistent classrooms. This, in turn, will help student engagement and success. Creative Teaching Grants are awarded to teachers or principals who seek to bring innovative ideas to their classroom, outside of their typical annual budget.

CEF awarded a wide variety of grants. A few of these include: Bennett in Bloom!, a school and community garden to extend learning opportunities beyond the traditional classroom; Arts in Action will hold a 10 session child development dance program at Pittsboro Elementary, and Unapologetically Me: My Needs Matter, an initiative to support and supply a sensory based reading area in each special education, high needs classroom with specialized books and flexible seating.

The Media Center grants were graciously awarded by a local couple, Tom and Patty Campbell. These grants were awarded for multicultural graphic novels, STEM-focused Markerspace resources, and a display to increase visibility of and highlight diverse literary options in the library collection.

CEF is grateful for the support of our corporate, foundation, and individual donors.

Please contact Jaime Detzi for additional information at jaime@cefmail.org.

Article by: Sarah Linkhorn

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