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The Newton Education Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Winter 2012 Classroom Grant competition.  In November, the Foundation announced that it would fund up to a maximum of $2000 in grants at each school level- elementary school, middle school, and high school. Any Newton County School System teacher could apply for the grants, which could be used to pay for a wide variety of innovative instructional projects and materials. 

The Foundation received nearly two dozen applications from deserving teachers across the Newton County School System.  Mrs. Huanne Brown, Grant Sub-Committee member stated, “The committee was most impressed with the quality of the grant applications that were submitted for our consideration.  This was a difficult decision, but we are pleased to assist these selected teachers in providing innovative projects and programs for the students in their classrooms.”  The Foundation awarded the Grants to the following teachers and projects:

Newton County Theme School

Mr. Steven Joyce

What does STEM have to do with Physical Education?  Simple Machines!

Challenge Charter Academy

Ms. Rhonda Rodgers

Digitally Speaking

Newton College & Career Academy

Ms. Angela Cooper

Bones are Worth a 1000 Words

We congratulate each of the teachers for their innovative ideas!  The Grants were awarded at the December Board of Education meeting. The Newton Education Foundation is a local, independent, non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation founded in 2009 to create a culture of support for public education in Newton County.  Our goal is simple:  to raise private dollars for public education.  We continue with our annual campaign, Re-Imagine Newton, to fund future grant programs. You may make tax deductible donations at any time.  Mail to the Newton Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1586, Covington, Georgia 30015.  Also, visit us online at for more information. 


Hillary Edgar
Vice-chair, Newton Education Foundation

A great community values great education, and that great education inspires a great community.