2018 Bright Ideas Winners

The 2018 Bright Ideas Program was a success! We had 102 applicants that had great “Bright Ideas” from 46 schools in the counties Coweta-Fayette EMC serves. A total of 7 retired teachers from Coweta and Fayette Counties had the hard task of judging these applications.  There were 16 winners from Coweta County, 14 winners from Fayette County and 2 winners from Heard County.  The total amount awarded for this program was $36,046.12, with awards ranging from $347.00 to $1,500.00.  The Bright Ideas “Award Wagon” visited the schools on October 30 and 31 to deliver gift bags and “checks" to each of the winning teachers.  The excitement was overwhelming!  The Bright Ideas Program will be held again in 2019. If you have any questions, please call Marsha McDaniel at 770-502-0226 ext. 7406.

The 2019 Bright Ideas Application will become available online in May 2019.


School Name



Project Name

Arnall Middle 

Melanie Smith


It's a Salty Life

Braelinn Elementary 

Ellen Mitchell


All Fired Up A Clay Collaboration

Cleveland Elementary

John Calvin Maddox, Jr


Learning Through Cooking

East Coweta High 

Alba Harper & Christine Poling


Scholastic Magazines/ Spanish and Frensh

East Coweta High 

Elizabeth Thompson


Unlocking History's Mysteries

Elm Street Elementary

Laura Hightower


The Future Is Here: Kids Coding Robots

Elm Street Elementary

Rebecca Springfield


Bringing Learning to Life with Virtual Reality

Elm Street Elementary 

Emily Evans


First Grade Maker Space

Heard County High 

Stephanie Hall


Circle Of Friends Transition Training

Heard County Middle 

Amy H. Brown


Sweet Success: Vocational & Life Skills Training for Students with Disabilities

Huddleston Elementary

Jonathan James Burns


Putting the "A" in STEAM with Specdrums!

Huddleston Elementary

Susan Sanders


Experimenting with Electricity

JC Booth Middle 

Michael A Fairbanks


Radical Recycling

Kedron Elementary

Patricia F Lee


Growing Minds with Greens

Konos Academy

Judy Linzie


Increasing proficiency through dramatic reading and writing  

"Aumentar la competencia a través de la lectura y la escritura dramáticas"

Lee Middle

Adriana Cantwell


Crime Squashers Inc. (CSI)

Lee Middle 

Tracy Michelle Jones


African Museum Tour

Madras Middle 

Laura Farmer


The Literary Podcast: Stop, Collaborate, and Listen.

McIntosh High

Kelly McMahon



McIntosh High

Grace Cannon


Gel Electrophoresis: Crime Investigations and Discovery in the World of Genetics

Newnan Crossing Elementary

Kelly Duggan & Alli Rogers


Up, Up and Away!

Newnan High

Rachael Elizabeth Boyd


Economics Escape!!

Newnan High

Jamie Rambo


The Literary Lounge

Oak Grove Elementary and Peeples Elementary 

Michelle Cole-Spence


"Mo" Bright Ideas for ELLs with Osmo

Oak Grove Elementary 

Brooke Noelle Fuller


The Alliance Theater

Poplar Road Elementary

Stephen Garrett Simon


Connecting and Collaborating in a 21st-Century Classroom

Rising Starr Middle

JoAnn Rouse & Eric Todd


A Walk Across Georgia

Starr's Mill High

Kelly Rock


Canoe Believe This? Discovering Local Wetlands

Starr's Mill High

Savahna Silvas


Storytelling through Film

The Heritage School

Peyton Elizabeth Heidman


Stitching a Brighter Future

Welch Elementary

Sharon McClellan


Mission to Mars

White Oak Elementary 

Paula Corley


Reading Under the Stars

Questions: Call Marsha McDaniel at 770-502-0226 ext. 7406

E-mail Marsha mmcdaniel@utility.org