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Jackson EMC awards nearly $30,000 to Gwinnett teachers

GCPS educators awarded Jackson EMC grants

Jackson EMC awards nearly $30,000 to Gwinnett teachers

November 17, 2017

Jennifer Fennell, Commercial Marketing Representative for Jackson EMC, presents check to CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks.    Eighteen Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) teachers from 10 middle schools earned nearly $30,000 in grants from Jackson EMC. The Bright Ideas grant program, now in its fourth year, funds innovative classroom projects developed by state-certified public middle school educators within the counties served by Jackson EMC. Educators from grades 6-8 are awarded up to $2,000 in grant funds for classroom projects that are not funded through general education dollars. The following GCPS teachers were awarded a combined $28,216 in Bright Ideas grants. Jackson EMC made surprise presentations at each teacher’s school and honored the teachers during the November School Board meeting.







Berkmar MS


Erin Corrigan-Smith Language Arts Manipulatives

Berkmar MS


Jim Roberson Signing Savvy

Berkmar MS


Rainey Baker BreakOut EDU Boxes

Coleman MS


Sheila Harmony Kinetic Sculptures & Animatronics
Creekland MS $2,000 Dr. Anthony Piazza Wind Turbine Science
Dacula MS $2,000 Liliana Tamas 3D Printing Integration
Dacula MS $800 Elizabeth Wall A Place to Shine Literacy Program
Hull MS $2,000 Joe Herbert Theater and Film Odyssey
Hull MS $2,000 Kari Salomon Energy Model Communities
Jordan MS $1,467 Jennifer DaSilva Rollercoaster of Energy
McConnell MS $1,137 Kristin Bergstrom Aeroponic Tower
Radloff MS $2,000 Julie Wilkerson Solar Cars to Solar Lives
Sweetwater MS $1,961 J. Antoine Shade Plants+Technology=Future
Sweetwater MS $625 Alicia Perkins Holy Crepe!
Sweetwater MS $1,950 James Mitchell STEAM Robotics in Engineering
Twin Rivers MS $1,326 Kim Christman Mobile Green Room
Twin Rivers MS $1,996

Andrew Cox

The Unseen World of Energy



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