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Innovative Projects Funded by the Education Foundation

Students are the benefactors of new, innovative educational projects totaling $18,045.50 in Community Education grants awarded recently by the Education Foundation of Caldwell County to local educators and administrators.

Since 1989, the Education Foundation has awarded more than $400,000 in Community Grants. Projects this year range from a hoover craft build at Gamewell Elementary to a genius hour at Kings Creek School. Congratulations to the following Community Education grant winners:


  • Hamilton Education Program for West Caldwell High School, Jennifer Miller, West Caldwell High School, 3,538.96
  • Body Detectives, Tammy Knight and Lynn Berry, Hudson Middle School 1,494.79
  • Genius Hour, Pamela Bass, Kings Creek School 860.96
  • Between Hot and Cold, Connie Root, Career Center, 596.70
  • ¿Hablas español?, Elizabeth McQuaid, Gamewell Middle School, 315.00
  • Gardening in Schools, Chad Davis, Gateway School, 252.00
  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Beth Woodard, South Caldwell, $2,000.00
  • What We Learn Becomes Who We Are, Jenny Jurney, Granite Falls Elementary and Sawmills Elementary Schools, $1,149.00
  • The Heart of Christmas, and arts showcase performance, Tara Hatton, West Caldwell High School, $1,800.00
  • Hands of History, Carla Ingram, South Caldwell High School, $1,195.60
  • Involve Me, and I will LEARN!, Kent Burns, Jessica Epley, Carla Peschel, Hudson Middle School, $222.49
  • 1/3 Left Behind, Misty Key, Hudson Middle School, $2,000.00
  • The Hovercraft Project, Adrienne Dula, Principal, Gamewell Elementary School, $2,500.00
  • Listening Lab, Jane Long, West Caldwell High School, $120.00

The Education Foundation, Inc. of Caldwell County selects grant requests that enhance the quality of public education, increase public confidence in the school environment and strengthen the educational experience of students. Community Grants are awarded in the fall and the spring of each school year.