Coweta-Fayette EMC awards $29,953.34 to local educators on behalf of Operation Round Up

Nov 12, 2023

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:

The 2024 B.I.G. applications will become available in May 2024. For questions, please contact Megan Phillips at 678-630-6680 or


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.