The Hugh Shepherd Family Selects Two 2017 Spring Mini-Grant Winners

Left to right: Jan Shepherd, wife of Luke; Christina Edwards, Mini-Grant Winner; Luke Shepherd, Sponsor of Mini-Grant; Laura Koonts, DCEF Administrative Director.

Sponsor Luke Shepherd presenting Christina Edwards certificate and check.

Christina assisting her students before her surprise presentation.

DCEF is pleased to announce 2 Davidson County teachers as winners of The Hugh Shepherd Family Spring Mini-Grants.

Our first Hugh Shepherd Mini-Grant was presented to Christina Edwards of Tyro Elementary.  Ms. Edwards submitted her winning project: “Intervention Library”.  In February, 2017, a surprise presentation was given to her in her classroom, so her students could share in the excitement.   She received a $300.00 check, a certificate and a letter of congratulations from the Hugh Shepherd Family and the Davidson County Education Foundation.

Vickie Mabe, (DCEF) surprising teacher, Holly Leatherman, with The Hugh Shepherd Mini-Grant!

Vickie Mabe presenting winner, Holly Leatherman, her certificate and check for the 2017 Hugh Shepherd Mini-Grant.

Left to Right: Vickie Mabe, DCEF Mini-Grant Committee Chairman; Holly Leatherman, Winner of Shepherd Mini-Grant; Amy Hiatt, North Davidson Middle School Principal.

The second 2017 Teacher Mini-Grant was given by the Hugh Shepherd Family to winner, Holly Leatherman of North Davidson Middle School.  Ms. Leatherman submitted her winning project; “It’s Ancient History”.  A surprise presentation was given at North Davidson Middle School in March, 2017. She received a $300.00 check, a certificate and a letter of congratulations from the Hugh Shepherd Family and the Davidson County Education Foundation.

 

The DCEF Mini-Grant Committee approved all the applications received and The Hugh Shepherd Family, made the final selections for both of their mini-grants.     Our sincere thanks to The Hugh Shepherd Family for their generous donations and continued support toward DCEF and the teachers of the Davidson County Public Schools.  Mr. Luke Shepherd is a former DCEF Board Member.

Photos of Holly Leatherman’s students enjoying the educational opportunities received from the Hugh Shepherd Family Mini-Grant funding.

DCEF is very proud and grateful to Ms. Leatherman, and The Hugh Shepherd Family for making this possible for these students.