PALMETTO, GA, November 13, 2023 – Coweta-Fayette EMC awarded $29,953.34 in Bright Ideas Grants to 28 deserving teachers across Coweta County Schools, Fayette County Schools, and Heard County Schools. Grants were approved by the Coweta-Fayette Trust Board.
Several teachers from Coweta-Fayette EMC’s service area applied to receive a 2023 Bright Ideas grant for their inventive classroom projects. See below for the list of grant recipients!
Bright Ideas is funded by Coweta-Fayette EMC’s Operation Round-Up. The pennies you contribute each month to Operation Round-Up, when combined with the pennies of thousands of other members, benefit those in our local community! Help support our local educators by signing up here: https://utility.org/operation-round-up-purpose/.
The 2024 B.I.G. applications will become available in May 2024. For questions, please contact Megan Phillips at 678-630-6680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the following 2023 Bright Ideas Grant (BIG) award winners, listed alphabetically by grant recipient area.
Coweta County Schools
Arbor Springs Elementary School – Anna Beth Estabrooks and Staci Culbreth
Blake Bass Middle School – Tina Bouma
Carolyn Barron Montessori School – Charlotte McDonald
Elm Street Elementary School – Elizabeth Rance
East Coweta Middle School – Julie Eidson
East Coweta High School – Elizabeth Richardson and Lisa Redmon
Evans Middle School – Kira Sink and Hunter Lee
Glanton Elementary School – Jessica Anderson
Newnan High School – Carrie DeBilzan and Jamie Rambo
Welch Elementary School – Mary Thompson and Melissa King
Western Elementary School – Emily Taylor
White Oak Elementary School – Allison Morris
Fayette County Schools
Fayette Life Academy – Lisa Owens
Flat Rock Middle School – Sarah Thompson
Kedron Elementary School – Angela Thompson, Ansleigh Baxter and Kori Perez
The Foundry Academy – Allison Thorp and Sandra Wilkes
Peachtree City Elementary School – Brandi Thornton
Heard County Schools
Heard County Elementary School – Camille Prichard and LeAnn Benton
Heard County Middle School – Mallory Treadwell
Founded in 1993, Operation Found Up offers Coweta-Fayette EMC members the opportunity to “round up” their bill to the next highest dollar amount, with the difference being contributed to a fund which is awarded to various individuals and organizations in need. Coweta-Fayette EMC’s Operation Round Up Foundation celebrated 30 years in 2023, and since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $6.1 million in assistance to those in need within our local communities.