LIFT Grant Results

Watch three teachers talk about the impact of their LIFT grants

 Kelley Brewer, Cuthbertson Middle and her project, “Communication with Cooking”

 Latrice Towns Miller, East Elementary and her project, “Building engaged learners with STREAM and Legos.”

 Erika Holmes, Walter Bickett Elementary, and her project, “Ozobots to Program Our Minds.”

 Kristy Dilsworth, Weddington High, and her project, “Warriors of the Environment.” Learn more here.

 Carol Blackwelder, Porter Ridge Elementary, “Literacy and the Digital Age” Click here to see their thank you video!

 Danell Kearns, New Town Elementary, and her project, “Exploring Art History Through Chinese Porcelain.”

 Sarah McMackin, Stallings Elementary, and her project, “Butterfly Garden”

Jennie Yearick, Porter Ridge High, and her project, “The Great Race”  Click here to see photos of their event!

 Amy Rogers, Weddington Middle, and her project, “Sew Much Fun!”

Nicole DePietro, Parkwood Middle, and her project “Drama Department Follow Spot.”

“I cannot say enough wonderful things about the LIFT Grant program. The application is simple and the amount is generous enough the the projects it allows impact our classrooms greatly. My students had such a great time working with the equipment and learned a lot about both the technical elements of theater as well as the depth of their own creativity. Thank you for giving us this opportunity!”

Kelsey Murphy Marshville drumsKelsey Murphy, Marshville Elementary, and her project “Drumming Up the Fun!”

“It has been a major journey and transformation in my teaching. Getting world music drumming level 1 certified was an amazing experience!”

Blair Austin Sardis Maker spaces 6Blair Austin, Sardis Elementary, and her project “Makerspaces”

“I can’t begin to express my feelings for having my application selected for the LIFT grant. I am so blessed to work in a wonderful place, and the students at Sardis are going to benefit greatly from the funding for our Makerspaces. It is awesome to have the support of the community and your organization behind our schools.”

Tracy Price Piedmont HighTracy Price, Piedmont High, and her project “Elephant Baths”

“It was a very worthwhile project because my students learned so much about new materials. It would not have been possible without the LIFT grant.”

AP Bio BusAlissa Hammersmith, Cuthbertson High, and her project “Biological Bodyguards”

Elise Long UCEC 1Elise Long, Union County Early College, and her project “Discovering Proteins and Genetics”