Mini-grants awarded to 10 local teachers | Education

The TAU Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa and the Middle Nolichucky Watershed Alliance have awarded 10 mini-grants of $300 to teachers in the Greene County and City of Greeneville school systems, according to a news release.

Prizes for class projects and environmental education projects are:

  • Martha Sims, North Greene Middle School, discussion kits and study units to engage students in working together to solve problems;
  • Kayla Bernard, North Greene Middle School, “The Green Team” to help clean up campus, recycle paper and promote environmental wellness;
  • Annalisa Wilson, North Greene Middle School, plans to purchase a Neulog sensor to detect the amounts of carbon dioxide and oxygen present in a closed system experiment or outdoor environment on the Lick Creek watershed;
  • Allison Riddle, Mosheim Kindergarten, Wiggle Stool, flexible seat for students with sensory challenges;
  • Scott Phillips, South Greene High School, hands-on study of the Cove Creek ecosystem and potential environmental threats to that ecosystem;
  • Robin Chapman, Greene County Choice Program, materials to help students make a smooth transition between post-secondary education and/or the workforce;
  • Melissa Laws, Baileyton Elementary, environmental collection of books for the school library;
  • Nicole Wagner, Chuckey Doak High School, chat boxes on topics like Westward Expansion, Dust Bowl, Women’s Suffrage, and more. to enable students to work collaboratively while learning history standards;
  • Jennifer Schroeck, Greeneville Middle School, Leader in Me service project to create an outdoor classroom; and
  • Cindy Propst, Greeneville High School, GHS Afterschool Science Club working with Tusculum View students to introduce elements of water quality through experiments and trips to the wetland behind the Tusculum View school.

TAU Chapter Alpha Delta Kappa Classroom Grants are awarded annually to teachers in Greeneville City Schools and Greene County Schools. They are designed to help creative and innovative educators pay for the cost of materials and services that enhance classroom lessons. The environmental grants awarded by the Middle Nolichucky Watershed Alliance this year were funded by a bequest from the estate of the late Henry and Gaynell Stowers.