Fauquier Excellence In Education Foundation

Grants


2007 Recipients

In 2007, the Committee for Excellence in Education awarded 4(*) grants totaling $9,480 to the following: *Ms. Conners grant is not included in the total as she was not accepted in the program for which she applied. 

 

 

Kathryn Conners - *was not accepted, grant money not used

Ms. Conners has been teaching for eight years, the past five in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches 8th Grade World Geography at Auburn Middle School.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University in 1978 and a Master of Arts in New Professional Studies/Teaching in 2006.  Ms. Conners was awarded a grant to attend a 3-week seminar this summer on Developing Cartographic Literacy with Historic Maps at the Newberry Library's Dunlap Smith Center in Chicago to study the culture and history of mapping to enhance classroom teaching skills.

 

Elizabeth F. Day

Ms. Day has been teaching for 14 years, the past ten in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches Spanish in the Foreign Language Department at Liberty High School.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from Marymount University in 1975 and a Master of Arts in Education/Instruction from Central Michigan University in 2004.  Ms. Day was awarded a grant to attend Tecun Uman Language School in Guatemala for four weeks this summer for Spanish emersion to enhance classroom communication and teaching skills.

 

DeJuanna M. Parker

Ms. Parker has been teaching for 19 years, the past 18 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches Freshman English at Fauquier High School.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in English at Virginia State University in 1982 and a Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction from Central Michigan University in 2004.  Ms. Parker was awarded a grant to visit Italy and Greece for two weeks this summer to broaden her knowledge of these areas to enhance teaching skills for classroom units on ancient Greek literature and Epic Poetry.

 

Mary M. Russell

Ms. Russell has been teaching for eight years, all eight of these in Fauquier County.  Currently, she is a math teacher at Cedar Lee Middle School.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Mary Washington College in 1984 and a Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech in 2001.  Ms. Russell was awarded a grant to visit Portugal for two weeks this summer to broaden her knowledge of the use of geometric transformations in ceramic tiling patterns to share with her math students and to enchance classroom teaching skills.