A. O. Smith Teacher Grants awarded to Cheatham County teachers

Cheatham Cty Teachers 2015

Ashland City, Tenn. - A. O. Smith and the Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce presented teacher grants at the Cheatham County School District’s County Wide Kickoff.

Teachers submitted 73 proposals, and 31 grants were awarded.

“We know Cheatham County teachers are dedicated to ensuring the success of their students, but the creativity shown in their grant proposals amazes us year after year. These grants help them to bring curriculum to life and make their students excited about learning. We’re honored that A. O. Smith chooses to invest in our foundation and make these grants, the Mayor’s Back to School Bash, Academic Excellence Awards, and teacher incentives possible,” stated Brandi Ghergia, executive director of the Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce.

The 2015-16 A. O. Smith Teacher Grants were awarded to:

Ashland City Elementary

  • Megan Jones—Hatching Mathematicians
  • Nicole Albamont—Listen Like a Lion, Read Like a Road Runner
  • Amanda Dalton—Second Grade Project
  • Dee Bedwell—Let Me Touch It!
  • Carrie Britt—Touring the Continents
  • Kristin McQueen—Mars Lander
  • Kristi Hasse—Wildcat Writers Become Authors

East Cheatham Elementary

  • Toni Hawley—The Interactive Sensory—Teacher Life Saver
  • Lacritia Sanson—Count Me In
  • Kortney Ross—Learning Luau: Making Connections through the Ukelele

Kingston Springs Elementary

  • Beth Umphers—Building to Write . . .One Brick at a Time
  • Cassidy Lovelace—Real World Reading (Time for Kids)

Pleasant View Elementary

  • Ashley Hawkins—Reading is “FUN”damental
  • Teri Meister—S.t.r.e.a.m. Team Station
  • Savannah Cox—Stationed in 1st Grade

West Cheatham Elementary

  • Kaye Hunter—Patriotic Performers: Veterans Day Tribute

Cheatham Middle School

  • Nathaniel Walker—PRIDE Pantry
  • Amy Pemberton—Cultivating Change for Cheatham

 Harpeth Middle School

  • Dawn Green—Lively Learners
  • Jennifer Roberts—The Indian Ice Cream Shop
  • Julie Pyrdum—Literary Enlightenment

Sycamore Middle School

  • Bethany Riggs—For the Love of Reading
  • Jesse Buck—Let’s Get ‘Em Reading, Y’all!
  • Jennifer Lamb and Kristen Mundy—STEM: Providing a Math & Science Resource Lab to Enhance Engineering Skills
  • Gail DeBusk—Math Stations for Real-World Application & Fluency

Harpeth High School

  • Carolyn Stuart—Dissection Fun!
  • Jennifer Copeland—Independent Learning Lab

Sycamore High School

  1. Matthew Silvey—Agriscience Composting Research
  2. Melanie Perry—Empty Bowls
  3. Pat Williams—Sustainable Indoor Vegetable Production
  4. Emily Warren—We Have a Bone to Pick

For additional information, contact Brandi Ghergia at (615) 792-6722 or brandi@cheathamchamber.org.

The Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1989, is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit that is committed to building a stronger business community by facilitating community leadership to create economic prosperity. The Chamber’s six focal points are to attract and support strong leadership; support existing businesses, education, and workforce development; transportation; business recruitment; tourism development; and senior living.