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Walton EMC awards nearly $100K to Gwinnett schools

     Educators at more than a dozen Gwinnett County public schools have earned grants, totaling nearly $98,051, from a local energy company. The Walton EMC EmPOWERment Grants focus on projects to strengthen schools’ instructional programs and enhance student success. Representatives from Walton EMC visited
16 Gwinnett schools to deliver the exciting news to the winning teachers and their students. Below is a list of the GCPS grant winners, the names of the winning projects, and the amount they will receive.


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2021 Grant

Annistown ES

Andrea Varner & LaToya Burse

Full STEAM Ahead Toward Our Innovation Lab!


Bay Creek MS

Doug Doblar

Bringing Math and Science to Life and Together


Brookwood HS

Stephen Beall

Electric Vehicles


Brookwood HS

Allison Crawford & Shaynna Aponte

Creative Writing Program


Cooper ES

Aimee Litt

Community of Readers


Crews MS

Jeffrey Dunn

Thermal Energy and Electromagnetic Wave Unit


Five Forks MS

Andrew Whatley

Collaborative Project-based Learning by 1:1 Chromebooks


Grayson ES

Heather Abner

PBIS Book Vending Machine


Grayson HS

Jennifer DaSilva

Portable Lab Stations


Harbins ES


Keith Connor

Improving Literacy Through PBIS


Head ES

Shann Griffith

One Million Words and Beyond


Norton ES

Ryan Moore

Building a 1:1 Learning Environment with Chromebooks


Pharr ES

Shawn Freeman

Microscopes and More


Rosebud ES

Kim Edge

Sensory Room


Shiloh ES

Thomas Trippany

Eliminating Obstacles


Shiloh HS

C. Schrader

PBIS Incentives Catalog


Starling ES

Ikwo Poindexter & Chrissy McFadden

Continued Excellence in Technology Integration


Trickum MS

Veronica Ingram

CHiSL 365


Trip ES

Jennifer Hicks

Books to Promote Positive Behavior


Trip ES

Vanita McGough & Debbie Patrick

Making Education SPECIAL!


     This grant program is made possible by a Georgia law that allows EMCs to use unclaimed refunds for community development after all attempts to find the owners are exhausted. No money from electric bills are used to provide these grants.