In 2012, the Committee for Excellence in Education awarded nine grants totaling $6,350.00 to the following:
Ms. Davis has been teaching for 15 years, the past seven in Fauquier County. Currently, she teaches 6th grade mathematics and is the outdoor classroom coordinator at Auburn Middle School. She received her degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida in 2000. Ms. Davis was awarded a grant to attend a CEEO cultural education program in Costa Rica this summer.
Ms. D’Urso has been teaching for 30 years, all 30 in Fauquier County. Currently, she teaches 7th grade Life Science and Reading at Taylor Middle School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Virginia Tech in 1978 and a Master in Education of Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University in 1998. Ms. D’Urso was awarded a grant to attend the Shenandoah Watershed Experience program at Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Port Isobel Study Center in Virginia this summer.
Ms. Guay has been teaching for eight years, all eight in Fauquier County. Currently, she teaches Art and Functional Art grades 9-12 at Liberty High School. She received a Bachelor of Science/ Interior Design from the University of Tennessee in 1979 and a Master of Education/Visual Arts Concentration from the University of Mary Washington in 2008. Ms. Guay was awarded a grant to attend a summer workshop at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN this summer.
Ms. Vercammen has been teaching for six years, all six in Fauquier County. Currently, she teaches 3rd grade at Greenville Elementary School. She received a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University in 2005 and a Master in the Art of Teaching from Mary Grove College in 2010. Ms. Vercammen was awarded a grant to attend the 57th Annual International Reading Association Convention in Chicago, IL this spring.