Fauquier Excellence in Education

Grants


2011 Recipients

In 2011, the Committee for Excellence in Education awarded nine grants totaling $13,700.00 to the following: 

 

Stacey Babish

Ms. Babish has been teaching for 11 years, the past five in Fauquier County.  Currently, she is the K-4 Reading Specialist & Literacy Coach at Greenville Elementary School.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from George Mason University in 1994, a Masters in Special Education also from GMU in 1998 and Education Specialist from the University of Virginia in 2006.  Ms. Babish was awarded a grant to attend the International Reading Association Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida in May this year.

 

Jeannie Byvik

Ms. Byvik has been teaching for four years, all four in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches Kindergarten at Brumfield Elementary School.  She received a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University in 1991.  Ms. Byvik was awarded a grant to attend the National Kindergarten Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this summer.

 

Elizabeth Day

Ms. Day has been teaching for 18 years, the past 14 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches Spanish at Kettle Run High School.  She received a Bachelor of Arts from Marymount University in 1975 and a Master in Education from Central Michigan University in 2004.  Ms. Day was awarded a grant to attend the Christian Spanish Academy in Antigua, Guatemala this summer.

 

Kathleen Evans

Ms. Evans has been teaching for 20 years, the past 17 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches Business & Marketing at Fauquier High School.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Maryland in 1985.  Ms. Evans was awarded a grant to attend the MBA Research Conclave in San Diego, California this summer.


Tara Helkowski

Ms. Helkowski has been teaching for 13 years, all 13 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she is the Instructional Technology Resource teacher at Auburn Middle School.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Service & International Politics from Pennsylvania State University in 1991 and a Masters in Education from George Washington University in 2009.  Ms. Helkowski was awarded a grant to visit Auburn’s sister school, the Carol Morgan School, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic this summer.

 

Sharon Kline

Ms. Kline has been teaching for 25 years, the past 11 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches Special Education at C. Hunter Ritchie Elementary School.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cedar Crest College in 1993 and a Master of Science in Education from Old Dominion University in 2004.  Ms. Kline was awarded a grant to attend the Screening for Dyslexia Seminar in San Francisco, California this summer.

  

Nancy Nye

Ms. Nye has been teaching for 16 years, the past 10 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches Kindergarten at Brumfield Elementary School.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development from Mary Washington College in 2000.  Ms. Nye was awarded a grant to attend the National Kindergarten Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this summer.

 

DeJuanna Parker

Ms. Parker has been teaching for 22 years, the past 21 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches English, World Mythology, and Speech & Debate at Kettle Run High School.  She received a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia State University in 1982 and a Masters in Education from Central Michigan University in 2004.  Ms. Parker was awarded a grant to attend the 31st Annual Critical Thinking Conference in Berkeley, California this summer.

 

Lyn Sweetapple

Ms. Sweetapple has been teaching for 12 years, the past five in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches at Thompson Elementary School and Southeastern Alternative School.  She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami in 1983 and a Master of Arts from Marymount University in 1994.  Ms. Sweetapple was awarded a grant to attend the Constructing Modern Knowledge Conference in Manchester, New Hampshire this summer.