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Jackson EMC awards over $10,000 to BCSS Teachers for Bright Ideas

Teachers holding their JacksonEMC Bright Idea grant checks

Innovative teachers in Barrow County School System received $10,445 from the Jackson EMC Bright Idea grants. The Bright Ideas grant program, in its fifth year at Jackson EMC, funds innovative classroom projects developed by state-certified public middle school educators within the counties served by Jackson EMC. Educators for grades six through eight can apply for up to $2,000 in grant funds for classroom projects that are not funded through general education dollars.

Once again this year, Barrow County School System teachers were awarded grants to pursue bold learning opportunities for their students by Jackson EMC. Seven teachers at four schools received $10,445 for their Bright Ideas.
•    Jennifer Deckard, Westside Middle: “Gamifying Physical Science” $1,974
•    Donna Morris, Bear Creek Middle: “Seeing our World” $1,145
•    Tonia Harbin, Bear Creek Middle: “Success in STEM” $1,600
•    Ashley Bailey, Arts & Innovation Magnet: “Innovation Station” $1,995
•    Ysheena Lyles, Arts & Innovation Magnet: “Jammin on the 1” $836
•    Darby Bozeman, Russell Middle: “Storytelling through Podcasting” $1,160
•    McKendree Ramsell, Russell Middle: “Clay Stop Motion” $1,735

Jackson EMC has been a District Partner in Education with the Barrow County School System since 2019. The Bright Idea grants are one small way that Jackson EMC supports our students and their learning. You can learn more about the Bright Idea Grants on the Jackson EMC website.

You can watch the video of teachers receiving their awards here.

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