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Wake Education Partnership grants

Wake County teachers in 30 schools will be awarded more than $80,000 in classroom grants thanks to local business investments in Wake Education Partnership.

Teacher Leadership Grant for 2012-2013 applications were reviewed by a committee of volunteers from Wake County’s business leaders and educators. Criteria included the sustainability of a program, contributions to professional development and improved student achievement.

Area recipients and team leaders of the grants are: Jennifer Barclay, Carroll Middle; Jessica Benton, Millbrook Elementary; Cassie Blackwelder, Leesville Road High; Jennifer Browndorf, Leesville Road Elementary; Cynthia Linton, Centennial Campus Middle; Carol Longo, Lacy Elementary; Ed Mannville, Heritage High; Randy McFarland, Wakefield Elementary; Theresa Padgett, Athens Drive High; Amy Pilz, Yates Mill Elementary; Celia Rowland, Enloe High; Amy Stahl, Carnage Middle; Lori Warren, Heritage Middle; Sarah (Sally) Whitley, Forestville Road Elementary.

Grants were made possible by Ethicon, Food Lion, Quintiles, LORD Corporation, the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, and Biogen Idec. In addition, local group “Hit it Far for Kirby” provided $9,000 to support classroom instruction for students with autism.

Full-time teachers and others who work in support positions are encouraged to learn more about the grant program by contacting Julie Crain, vice president of programs for the Wake Education Partnership, at 821-7609 Ext. 129.

Carroll Middle to hold STEM Expo

A STEM Expo is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Carroll Middle School in Raleigh. The expo will inform the community about the science, technology, engineering and mathematics program and highlight STEM projects by students. The PTA will offer dinner on the lawn with Q Shack barbecue beginning at 5 p.m. Dinner is $6 in advance and $7 at the event. For more information, call 919-881-1370.