Schools Receive Tuscaloosa Education Foundation Grants for Character Education

  • September 24, 2020

    Congratulations to five TCSS schools that were awarded grants from the Tuscaloosa Education Foundation this week. These grants will support each school in further developing its character education program. All five schools are involved in the Hope Leadership Academy. These schools are striving to create an environment that motivates students to learn and be goal-driven, while cultivating positive character traits that shape strong leaders for the future.

    Recipients of the grants are Brookwood Middle School, Cottondale Elementary School, Davis-Emerson Middle School, Englewood Elementary School, and Flatwoods Elementary School.

    The Hope Leadership Academy is available to all K-12 schools in Alabama. It is designed to inspire transformational change by introducing administrator and educator teams to the process of building a character-focused school culture. The Academy allows educators to learn from national character education leaders, concentrate on the culture of their school, design character development plans for their school, visit schools with character programs already implemented, and network with other school leaders. Learn more at The Hope Institute's web site.

    We are proud of the hard work these schools, and others in our district, are investing in character education. Earlier this year, two TCSS schools, Huntington Place Elementary and Walker Elementary, were named National Schools of Character, and Holt Elementary was designated as a Promising Practice School. Also, thank you to the Tuscaloosa Education Foundation for your continued support of our schools! Learn more about TEF through their web site.