Fauquier Excellence In Education Foundation

Grants


Previous Recipients

2016 Grant Recipients

In 2016, the Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation awarded 11 grants totaling $14,100.00 to the following:  


Kimeth Helsel
Ms. Helsel has been teaching for 20 years, the past 10 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she is a Business teacher at Liberty High School.  She received her bachelors degree in Business Management from George Mason University.  Ms. Helsel was awarded a grant to attend the Financial Literacy Institute at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York City this summer.

Kimberly Govern-Niskanen
Ms. Niskanen has been teaching for 24 years, the past 16 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches Spanish at Liberty High School.  She received her bachelors degree from The Ohio State University and her masters degree from Kent State University. Ms. Niskanen was awarded a grant to attend the AIM Summer Institute in Ontario, Canada this summer.

Lori Kissell
Ms. Kissell has been teaching for 23 years in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches Latin at Liberty High School.  She received her bachelors degree in Latin from Mary Washington College, UNC Greensboro, NC. She is currently in the process of receiving her Masters in Latin & Education.  Ms. Kissell was awarded a grant to attend the American Classical League Institute and Workshop at The University of Texas in Austin this summer.

Nancy Fermoselle
Ms. Fermoselle has been teaching for 13 years, the past 8 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches Spanish at Kettle Run High School.  She received her bachelors degree from Mary Baldwin College and her masters from Middlebury College.  Ms. Fermoselle was awarded a grant to chaperone students on a tour of Costa Rica this summer via EF Tours.

Lisa Larkin
Ms. Larkin has been teaching for 20 years, the past 11 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches Kindergarten at P.B. Smith Elementary School.  She received her bachelors degree from The Catholic University of America. Ms. Larkin was awarded a grant to attend Staff Development Education Kindergarten Conference in Orlando, FL this summer.


Linda Hume
Ms. Hume has been teaching for 14 years, the past 8 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches English at Warrenton Middle School.  She received her bachelors degree from James Madison University and her masters degree from Marymount University.  Ms. Hume was awarded a grant to attend an annual conference on middle level education in Austin, TX this summer.


Nicole Dearborn
Ms. Dearborn has been teaching for 12years, all in Fauquier County.  Currently, she is a guidance counselor at P.B. Smith Elementary School.  She received her bachelors degree from the University of Connecticut and her masters from Loyola College.  Ms. Dearborn was awarded a grant to attend the American School Counseling Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, this summer along with Ms. Harre and Ms. James.

Rebecca Harre
Ms. Harre has been teaching for 36 years, all in Fauquier County.  Currently, she is a guidance counselor at C.M. Bradley Elementary School.  She received her bachelors and masters degree from Virginia Tech.  Ms. Harre was awarded a grant to attend the American School Counseling Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, this summer.

Cheryl James
Ms. James has been teaching for 34 years, 16 in Fauquier County. Currently, she is a guidance counselor at Greenville Elementary School.  She received her bachelors from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, her masters from West Virginia University, and 45 credit hours past her masters from Virginia Tech.  Ms. James was awarded a grant to attend the American School Counseling Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, this summer.

Jennifer Linthicum
Ms. Linthicum has been teaching for 6 years, all in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches Special Education, Math and Language Arts at Taylor Middle School. She received her bachelors and masters from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Ms. Linthicum will take Spanish 101 & 102 for her ESL Cohort.

Julie Kuzma
Ms. Kuzma has been teaching for 21 years, 17 in Fauquier County.  Currently, she teaches IT at C. Hunter Ritchie Elementary.  She received her bachelors from Bloomsburg University and her masters from Virginia Tech.  Ms. Kuzma was awarded a grant to attend the International Society Technology in Education in Denver, CO this summer.