2019 Teacher Impact Grant Winners

Ms. Felicia Hill of Clarkdale Elementary as a recipient winner!

With financial support from the Atlanta Braves Foundation, Gas South, Greystone Power and individual donors, we were able to provide $25,000 to eighteen (18) recipients throughout Cobb County School District.

Recently, we surprised each of the eighteen (18) teachers in their classroom to present their awards. Not only were the teachers excited, but their students helped celebrate their teacher’s awards as well. You may have noticed the various social media posts with pictures of the big check presentations.

The Cobb Schools Foundation is the philanthropic arm for Cobb County School District and seeks financial partnerships to enrich each student’s educational journey. We appreciate the community’s support of our most precious resource: our teachers.

Below is a list of the teachers, principals, and projects selected.

The Atlanta Braves gave $10,000 and selected the following:

School Project Title Teacher Principal
Bryant Elementary School Reading for Success in Read 180 Kathy O’Rourke Dr. Timeka Cline
Campbell Middle School GET GROWING! Cinde Valencia Dr. Camille  Havis
Dowell Elementary STEM/Coding Buddies Wendy Astin Mrs.  Christine Dinizio
East Side Elementary The Culture of Kindness Maria Larsson Mrs. Maria Clark
Floyd Middle School Sustainable Organic Garden Project Christine Gay Dr.  Teresa Hargrett
King Springs Elementary Coding Across the Curriculum Chelsea Whitesell Dr. Cindy Szwec
Lewis Elementary School Stem & Sensory Centers for Special Needs Kimberly Pair Mr. Robert Babay
McCall Primary Change Your Words Change Your Mind Part Two Melissa Usrey Mr Thomas  Farrell

Gas South give $5,000 and selected the following:

School Name Project Title Teacher Principal
McCall Primary Student Sensory Space Erin Moore  Mr.  Thomas Farrell
Clarkdale ES Project Photographs and Proficiencies Felicia Hill  Dr. Liss Maynard
Argyle Elementary Diverse Books for Diverse Learners Roshanda Wilson  Mrs. Georgette Clinton
Norton Park Elementary STEM Innovation: One Classroom at a Time Gretchen Ayres  Mrs.  Michelle Curry

The Cobb Schools Foundation receives support from a variety of sources and gave $7,000 and selected the following:

School Name Project Title Teacher Principal
Bullard Elementary Happiness is In the Harvest Kendra Berry  Dr. Patrice Moore
Palmer Middle School Around the World in 178 Days Tami McIntire, Christie Dubvanevich, Elizabeth Crumpton  Mrs. Lisa Jackson
Fair Oaks Elementary Exploring the Globe Without Taking a Step Ashley Dihigo  Mr. Dean Yoder
Bryant Elementary School Building Character /Leadership through Behavior Self-Regulation Palmetta Hodges  Dr.  Timeka Cline
Pebblebrook High School Keeping it Real: Embracing Virtual Reality Experiences to Increase Student Engagement in Reading and Writing Dawn Whipple  Mr.  Travis Joshua
Harmony Leland Elementary School Language Accessibility 2.0 Sondra Briggs  Dr. Reisha McKinney