Fauquier Excellence In Education Foundation

Grants


2015 Grant Recipients

2015 Award Winners

In 2015, the Committee for Excellence in Education awarded nine grants totaling $10,000.00 to the following: 

Stacey Babish

Ms. Babish has been teaching for 10 years, the past nine in Fauquier County.  Currently, she is a Reading Specialist at Greenville Elementary School.  She received her bachelor’s degree as an Education Specialist from the University of Virginia in 2006.  Ms. Babish was awarded a grant to attend the International Literacy Association Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, this summer.

Joan Bacot

Ms. Bacot has been teaching for 18 years, the past 13 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches Music at Warrenton Middle School.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Wingate College in 1987 and her master’s degree from George Mason University in 2004. Ms. Bacot was awarded a grant to attend a String Teacher Workshop at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, this summer.

Vivian Bowles

Ms. Bowles has been teaching for 25 years, the past 10 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches English & Science at Warrenton Middle School.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Speech/Language from Mississippi University for Women and her master’s degree as a Reading Specialist from Shenandoah University.  Ms. Bowles was awarded a grant to attend a Dyslexia Screening Seminar in Richmond, Virginia, this summer.

Karla Kolb

Ms. Kolb has been teaching for 16 years, the past four in Fauquier County.  Currently, she is the Art Educator at Pierce Elementary School.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Art History/Studio Art from Fordham University in 1990 and her master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996.  Ms. Kolb was awarded a grant to attend an Educator Forum in Savannah College in Savannah, Georgia, this summer.

David Kuzma

Mr. Kuzma has been teaching for 19 years, the past 16 in Fauquier County.  Currently, he teaches World History at Kettle Run High School.  He received his bachelor’s degree History from Thiel College in 1995.  Mr. Kuzma was awarded a grant to chaperone students on a Welsh Exchange trip to Cardiff, UK, this summer.

Kelly Kwolek

Ms. Kwolek has been teaching for 29 years, the past 21 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches English at Warrenton Middle School.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Ball State University in 1986 and her master’s degree in Education from the University of Virginia in 1993.  Ms. Kwolek was awarded a grant to attend the National Conference on Innovative Teaching in Las Vegas, Nevada, this summer.

Pamela Smith

Ms. Smith has been teaching for 28 years, all 28 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches at Ritchie Elementary School.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and in Sociology/Anthropology from West Virginia University in 1987.  Ms. Smith was awarded a grant to attend the RC Academy Training Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, this fall.

Sonya Wilson

Ms. Wilson has been teaching for 10 years, all 10 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches first grade at Miller Elementary School.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Human Development in 2003 and her master’s degree in Elementary Education in 2005, both from Virginia Tech.  Ms. Wilson was awarded a grant to participate in George Mason University’s Leadership Program.