Havelock-area teachers rewarded for their Bright Ideas

Published: Monday, November 18, 2013 at 09:02 AM.

Naomi Clark, teacher at Havelock Middle School, received a $1,000 grant for her project called “Read, Write, Create, Present: Integration of Social Studies and Literacy.” The money will help with the purchase of books for use on student iPads.

For Clark, it was her 16th grant.

“Carteret-Craven built this classroom,” she said, pointing out items such as dictionaries, iPads and other classroom items purchased through the grant program. “It never gets old.”

She credits her students for keeping her inspired.

“I’m so blessed,” she said.

Other area teachers to receive Bright Ideas grants include: Reba Schmidt at Havelock Elementary School; Kerri Bogue at Havelock High School; Rosemary Steinman at Havelock Middle School; Gina Thornton at Tucker Creek Middle School; Ashley Alicea at W.J. Gurganus Elementary School; Ashley Perry at W.J. Gurganus Elementary School; and Susan Taylor at Gramercy Christian School.

Since the program started in 1994, Carteret-Craven has provided $325,000 in grants for projects that have benefited about 67,200 students. The purpose of the program is to improve teaching by awarding grants for projects that would not otherwise receive funding, with the goal to improve student learning.

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