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Gwinnett educators earn Walton EMC grants

Walton EMC awards more than $100K to Gwinnett schools

December 11, 2017

     Educators at two dozen Gwinnett County public schools were awarded grants totaling nearly $151,000. The Walton EMC EmPOWERment Grants focus on projects to strengthen the schools’ instructional programs and enhance student success. Representatives from the energy company visited the following schools to deliver the exciting news to teachers and students.


Grant-Winning Educators


2017 Grant

Brookwood High School

Valarie Dalziel & Deborah Browning

Common Grounds


Centerville Elementary School

Reginald E Watkins

Weather Station


Centerville Elementary School

Marla Parish

Classroom Libraries


Couch Middle School

Rebekah Castner

Life Amplified


Craig Elementary School

Chris Locke

STEPS (Seeing Technology in Education as a Plan for Success)


Five Forks Middle School

Andrew Whatley

Collaborative, Project-based Learning Made Possible by 1:1 Google Chromebooks


Grace Snell Middle School

Charles Walker

Grace Snell Math & LA Readiness and Recovery Project


Grayson High School

Lara Larson

Solar Powered Hydroponic Garden


Gwin Oaks Elementary School

Sharon Amolo

Extending Learning with Virtual Reality


Harbins Elementary School

Trisha Conner

Empowering Students through Project Based Learning


Head Elementary

Shann Griffith

Reading with Robots


Magill Elementary School

Cherie Neal & Lakia Williams

TNT Chromebooks Tackiling Needs with Technology


McConnell Middle School

April Turner & Gaye Walk

R.O.A.R (Reach Out and Read)


Parkview High School

Peggy Bergman

Eye Can See the Future is Now


Partee Elementary School

Mona Brawley

Classroom OSMOs for K & 1st grade students


Partee Elementary School

Lisa M Mills

Ozobots for Robotics


Pharr Elementary School

Dionne Howard

Chrome Books for Classrooms and Reading Resources


Rosebud Elementary School

Natalie Rood

Nonfiction Leveled Readers for Classroom Libraries


Shiloh Elementary School

Thomas Trippany & Angela Banks-Spain

Strengthening Shiloh's Technology


Shiloh Elementary School

Thomas Trippany & Angela Banks-Spain

Literacy Matters at Shiloh Elementary


Shiloh High School

Jamilya Mayo

Innovation Lab - Entrpreneurship Incubator Proposal


Shiloh Middle School

Eli Welch & Angela Banks-Spain

Technology Matters for Shiloh Middle At-Risk Students


Snellville Middle School

Bryant Poss

Media Makeover


Starling Elementary School

Rachel Ernst

Chromebooks for Classrooms


Trickum Middle School

Jeff Schaefer

Ukulele Class


Trip Elementary School

Debbie Patrick

Aeroponic Technology Gardening


Trip Elementary School

Shari Ayers

AED for Gym


Britt Elementary

Kimberly Singleton

Putting the A in STEAM at Britt


Britt Elementary

Shannon Davis

Growing with Graphic Novels



     This grant program is made possible by a Georgia law that allows EMCs to use unclaimed refunds for community development after all attempts to find the owners are exhausted. No money from electric bills are used to provide these grants.

*Pictures available upon request


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