Lynches River Electric Cooperative was proud to award three local teachers a Bright Ideas grant award in 2022.
Stephanie Truesdale of Kershaw Elementary School received $1,000 for her grant project, “Glow Painting is a Bright Idea.” Gladys Thompson of Erwin Elementary School was awarded $300 for her project, “Coffee Cart” and Thomas Moncrief, music teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School, received $450 for his project, “Musical Storytelling.”
LREC has awarded 10 teachers with more than $8,000 in grants since 2019. Certified K-12 teachers in Chesterfield, Kershaw, and Lancaster counties are eligible to apply for up to $1,000 to fund innovative classroom projects.
The cooperative is committed to supporting educators in the communities in which we serve to provide creative learning experiences for students.
“When I came into my position, my main goal was to find a way to help supplement our teachers’ out-of-pocket expenses throughout the school year,” says Erica Shehane, community relations liaison. “While LREC makes contributions to our schools and teachers on a regular basis, the Bright Ideas program really allows for our teachers’ creativity and efforts to teach children, who may learn in a variety of ways to shine.”
A committee comprising employees is responsible for reading the grants and selecting the recipients. We’d like to thank all the teachers that submitted projects this year and encourage all teachers to apply for The Bright Ideas Grant Program in 2023.
Applications for 2023 will open on March 6. The deadline to submit a grant is Sept. 8 at midnight. Visit lynchesriver.com to learn more about the Bright Ideas Grant program and to complete the application process.