2016 Bright Ideas Winners

The 2016 Bright Ideas Program was a success! We had 77 applicants that had great “Bright Ideas” from 36 schools in the counties Coweta-Fayette EMC serves. A total of 7 judges from Coweta and Fayette Counties had the hard task of judging these applications. There were 12 winners from Coweta County and 16 winners from Fayette County. The total amount awarded for this program was $29,820.20, with awards ranging from $500.00 to $1,500.00. The Bright Ideas “Award Wagon” visited the schools on October 27 and 28 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 2017. If you have any questions please call Marsha McDaniel at 770-502-0226 ext. 7406.

The 2017 Bright Ideas Application is now available online.


School Teacher Project Name Amount
Arbor Springs Elementary Robin Goad Footgolf: Fight Against Obesity $1,185.00
Arnall Middle Dr. Sheila Barnes Teaching Physical Science Phenomena with Gadgets $1,035.00
Atkinson Elementary Jessica Pope Ending Summer-Reading Loss by Building Home Libraries $950.40
Brooks Elementary Michelle Owens Reaching All Readers $549.75
East Coweta Middle Kathryn Clark Hands on Job Training $1,467.07
East Coweta Middle Tammy D. Hyder Here Comes The Sun $1,500.00
Eastside Elementary Catherine Cathey Classroom Garden $1,100.00
Moreland Elementary Josette Nase Make It Happen with MakerSpaces $1,480.27
Poplar Road Elementary Jane Warner Allen Tranquility Cabin $1,200.00
Welch Elementary Amanda Foiles Robots and Simple Machines $510.00
White Oak Elementary Paula Marie Corley iWrite, iCreate, iLearn $1,500.00
White Oak Elementary Valerie Mallon Inventing in 3D $1,500.00
Bennette’s Mill Middle Susan M. Boyd I have something to talk about! $1,240.00
Bennett’s Mill Middle Kimberly Walden STEM: Scientific Thinking Engages Me $550.00
Braelinn Elementary Deborah Dunham Picture Me as an Active Learner $1,500.00
Braelinn Elementary Laura Brown Ozobots $401.61
Braelinn Elementary Beverly Harris Innovative Seating for a First Grade Classroom $1,000.00
Flat Rock Middle Kristin King Improving Reading and Writing in a 21st Century Classroom $1,462.25
Huddleston Elementary Kathryn Floyd Rolling with Robots $1,394.90
JC Booth Middle Tracy Arnold No worries! We got this! $1,500.00
Kedron Elementary Tyler C. Martin Incubator Habitat and Composting $500.00
Kedron Elementary Stephanie Lemons STEM and Blinky LED projects $825.00
Konos Academy Judy Linzie Diversión en español Spanish Fun $1,500.00
McIntosh High Grace Cannon Seeing the Invisible X 100 $720.00
Oak Grove Elementary Chrissy Greenberg Flexible Learning for Exceptional Students $649.00
Peeples Elementary Monica M. Thomas Build Reading Skills using Headsprout $199.95
Peeples Elementary Victoria Saxon Flexible Seating for Flexible Learners $900.00
Sandy Creek High Kelly Gallman IPADS for Music Classes $1,500.00

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

E-mail Marsha mmcdaniel@utility.org