Recognizing classroom innovation, YEC and the Operation Round Up Trust recently awarded our first annual Bright Idea grants for teachers in York, Clover, and Rock Hill school districts. We salute these winners—really, all educators—who brighten our future!
Learning starts in the classroom. Our dedicated teachers work tirelessly to prepare students for the world to come. Although it is necessary to pass on the basics of science, math, and language arts, our teachers go beyond what is required so that the lessons mean something and stick with the student.
Funding to accomplish these beneficial projects is often a problem, which is why York Electric Cooperative and our Operation Round Up Trust Board are working together to provide the Bright Ideas Grant Program. All kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers in York, Clover, Rock Hill, and Fort Mill school districts are eligible to apply for a grant to fund an innovative program to implement in their classroom. Each district will be awarded one grant up to $1,000 and 2019 winners are shown below.
Erica Fielder, Clover
Reigniting a love for reading is the main goal of Oakridge Middle School's Sixth Grade teacher Erica Fielder, who won second place for Clover School District. Her project "Creating an Appetite for Reading" will help introduce students to many genres of reading while challenging them to read out of their comfort zone.
Stay tuned for the 2020 Bright Ideas application information.
- All applications will be reviewed by a panel, omitting school, district and teacher names.
- One teacher in York, Clover, Rock Hill, and Fort Mill School Districts will receive a grant up to $1,000 to fund a classroom project.
- 2020 winners will be announced this fall for the 2020-2021 school year.
- Questions? Email Porter Gable at Porter.Gable@yorkelectric.net.