The Georges River Education Foundation announces that they have awarded 10 grants totaling $10,272 for the following projects:

Grants Awarded:

Teacher: Teresa Brewster Amount: $686 Project Name: “Literacy Links” School: Lura Libby School

Teacher: Mary Wilgus Amount: $781 Project: “Environmental Education / Science – Tanglewood School: Lura Libby School

Teacher: Susan Davenport Amount: $1,500 Project: “Puffin Project” School: Thomaston Grammar School

Lura Libby and Cushing Community School Teacher: Leatrice Falla Amount: $1,500 Project: “Arts and Crafts” Creating Awareness School: St. George School

Teacher: Meg Carroll Amount: $1,400 Project: “Animal Study – Chewonki” School: Cushing Community School

Teacher: Ruth Thompson Amount: $1,500 Project: “Insect Study” School: St. George School

Teacher: Michele Damian and Christina Wotton Amount: $1,000 Project: “Ipad” School: Lura Libby School

Teacher: Lorraine Falla Amount: $900 Project: Ipad School: Cushing Community School

Teacher: Amanda Knowlton Amount: $1,000 Project: Ipad School: Lura Libby School

Teacher: Kit Harrison Amount $645 Project: French through puppets Thomaston Grammar School / St. George School

The Georges River Education Foundation supports the children of Cushing, Thomaston, and St. George by making grants to teachers and other professional staff. Grants are for instructional goals, education resources and professional development. The Georges River Education Foundation understands that school budgets are not enough and the donations that are received create an opportunity to generate needed learning opportunities, such as teacher led projects outside of the class that support course objectives, or special professional advancement that will impact children’s learning.