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Ten teachers are splitting $43,000 from the Catalyst for Change grant program

Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 3:01 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - More than $43,000 is being split up between ten Alachua County Public School teachers.

The money comes from the Education Foundation of Alachua County as part of its Catalyst for Change grant program.

Most of the teachers will get about $5,000 - some more, some less.

The following are the teachers awarded the grant money:

  • Vanessa Beckett from High Springs Community School: $5,000
  • Dawn S. Bekaert from Gainesville High School: $4,464
  • Shernee Bellamy from Irby Elementary School: $5,199
  • Jennifer Bennett from PAM @ Loften High School: $5,000
  • Bessie Criscione, Judi Hebert, Christie Rawlings from Fort Clarke Middle School: $4,639.50
  • Dr. Chad R. Essary from PAM @ Loften High School: $2,029
  • Sunny Heo from High Springs Community School: $4,780
  • Jackie LaRoche from Littlewood Elementary School: $5,571.20
  • Maggie Paxson, Leigh Larsen, Dana Patterson from Gainesville High School: $5,000
  • Dr. Carrie Wells from Wiles Elementary School: $2,000

The grants will quote “provide opportunities for K-12 students that focus on improving literacy and raising student achievement.”

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