Southside Teachers Get More than $114,000 in Grants

      Danville, VA - A big boost for teachers on the Southside. Monday afternoon the Danville- Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce awarded more than $114 thousand in education grants.

      Teachers submitted applications and twelve proposals were selected to receive grants as high as $13 thousand. The projects range from integrating technology like iPads and tablets into the classroom, to funding for robotics teams.

      The grant funding comes from Chamber and Goodyear fundraising events as well as the Danville Regional Foundation.

      Here is a closer look at the grant awards:

      "Team Talon's FIRST Robotics Summer Camp"

      Daniel Waters and John Henderson

      George Washington High School


      "iPads for Advanced Learning"

      Debbie Rojas and Ashley Lackey

      Forest Hills Elementary School


      "Smart Table 442i Collaboration Center"

      Paula Faison, Beth Putnam, Sonja Scott, Elizabeth Bailess

      Gretna Elementary School


      "Transforming Literacy Through Technology"

      Carlene Bailey

      Brosville Elementary School


      "'App'-etite for iPads"

      Mindy Takacs and Tamela Warren

      Union Hall Elementary School


      "Virtual iPad Cart"

      Melissa Cassell, Christopher Gee, Kelly Merricks, Jessica Dalton, Elizabeth Kirby

      Dan River High High School


      "Necessity is the Mother of Invention"

      Kathy Grantier

      Bonner Middle School


      "Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's World with Technology"

      Kathy Boucher

      North Elementary School


      "Adding a Personal Touch to Learning"

      David Hammack and Shannon Louhoff

      Stony Mill Elementary School


      "Integration of Tablets into the Science Classroom"

      Jason Gibson and Lisa Fain

      Galileo High School


      "FIRST Robotics Team #1095 (RoboCavs)"

      Stephanie O'Bien, Tom Wade, J.L. Clayton

      Chatham High School


      "GW Team Talon FIRST Robotics Team"

      Dan Waters

      George Washington High School


      The Board of Directors and the Education Committee of the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., the Danville Regional Foundation, and everyone involved with the teacher creativity grant process for making the 2013 -2014 grant projects possible.