Glaxo, UNCP Give
Mini-grants to 20 Teachers
By Sheri Sides
one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, and the UNC Pembroke
School of Education awarded $20,000 in grants to 20 public school teachers
in the region for innovative and creative teaching for improved student
learning. It was the third year the action-research grants have been
The research proposals,
including one called "Adventures in Robotics," came from all
over the region from Columbus to Harnett counties.
of Red Springs High School (Robeson County), developed one of the wining
Putting it Together'" is a program to teach exceptional children
basic living skills," Mitchell said. "It won't be taught through
lecturing. Instead, grant money will be used to buy kitchen equipment,
and students will cook to get hands-on math, science and reading skills."
Susan Williams of
C. Wayne Collier Elementary School in Cumberland County is strengthening
reading skills of her third grade students through a project entitled
"Multi-Modality Reading" in which a Caliphone sis-position
listening center will be set up in her classroom.
Allen C. Meadors urged grant recipients to share their unique teaching
techniques that show results. Other teachers can use those projects
in their classrooms so more children can be reached.
"It's a wonderful
program that allows teachers to do innovative and creative things,"
Chancellor Meadors said.
Dr. Warren Baker,
interim dean of the School of Education thanked GlaxoSmithKline for
it continued support.
is a corporate leader in caring about the public schools of North Carolina,"
Dr. Baker said. "Grants like this help our teachers do more for
their children, and we thank GlaxoSmithKline for their continued support
of our region."
The following teachers
received a grant:
- Chadbourn Elementary:
Kathy Blake, LuAnn Johnston, Helen Gore
- Sandy Grove Elementary:
Cindy LaRochelle, Sandra Horne, Tonya Caulder
- Devers Elementary:
Vicki Griffith and Natalie DaSilva
- Irwin Middle
School: Andrea Burns, Diane Levy, George Small
- Clarkton School
of Discovery: Stephanie Norris, Jane Davis
- Tabor City Elementary:
- Guideway Elementary:
- C. Wayne Collier
Elementary: Susan Williams
- Acme-Delco Elementary:
- Red Springs High:
- Tanglewood Elementary:
Gaile Boggs Carter
- Brentwood Elementary:
Deborah Stone, Becky Capps
- Ashley Elementary:
Christina Lee, Allison Walker, Janet Peterson
interim director of UNCP's University-School Program, which coordinates
the program, presented the awards.
is one of the world's leading research-base pharmaceutical and health
care companies, with North American operations based in the Research
Triangle Park, N.C., and Philadelphia. The company's philosophy is to
target support for selected programs that are innovative, sustainable
and produce tangible results.
Sheri Sides is
a junior mass communications major.
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