TCSS Educators Receive Tuscaloosa Education Foundation Grants

  • December 17, 2020

    Congratulations to TCSS educators who recently received grants from the Tuscaloosa Education Foundation! TEF gave educators the opportunity to apply for grants to support projects in their classrooms, schools, and throughout the entire district. Out of a total of 130 very competitive grant requests, 10 different proposals from our school system were selected to receive grants. We are thankful for our partnership with Tuscaloosa Education Foundation and for the work the Foundation does to support students and educators in our community.

    Learn more about TEF at the Foundation's web site.

    List of Proposals Receiving Grants (Listed as pictured in photo gallery.)

    David Lammon, Big Sandy Elementary - Grant will support character education at BSE.

    Reagan Wallace, Myrtlewood Elementary - Grant will support "Growing Gardens and Minds," where each grade will have a garden beg and will be responsible for planning, designing, growing, and selling produce. The goal is to benefit students academically, socially, and emotionally. 

    Mikesha Stewart - Faucett-Vestavia Elementary - Grant will be used to purchase multicultural literature to build a diverse and inclusive classroom library, which exposes students to different cultures. The students will create multimedia projects and/or video book reports to showcase their learning. 

    Alyson Lamb, Taylorville Primary School - Grant will be used to build an Imagination Playground.

    Carly Turner, Northside Middle School - Grant will be used to purchase equipment for Media Arts students to create video annoucements for the school. 

    Julie McKinnon, Vance Elementary - Grant will be used to purchase several sets of historical fiction novels and provide enrichment activities, to immerse students in various eras. 

    Rachel Sharp, Vance Elementary - Grant will be used to fund a school garden. 

    Jody Evans, Tuscaloosa County High - Grant will be used to purchase stabilizers and microphones for students using devices to create videos. 

    Blake Harris, Carpentry Career Technical Education Program - Grant will be used to fund the construction of a "tiny house." 

    Keri Johnson, Systemwide Grant - Grant will be used to provide leadership professional development for administrators.