Somerset Educators Awarded $10K+ at Community Foundation Event

WESTOVER, MD, November 11, 2022 – Somerset County Public Schools’ (SCPS) educators recently received over $10,000 in educational grants from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES). CFES Education Grants are awarded annually in conjunction with National Education Week through a competitive process to public and private grade schools on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Funding is directed towards schools that have developed innovative programs to enhance education and improve the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of their students and communities. Recipients were honored at an awards ceremony hosted at Stephen Decatur High School on November 10, 2022.
 
Photography Teacher at Crisfield Academy & High School, Ms. Vickie Nelson, received $517 in funds to support two field trips to the Salisbury Zoo for photography students.
 
Kindergarten Teacher at Carter G. Woodson Elementary School, Ms. Savanna Tull, was awarded $2,860 to purchase flexible seating, literature and materials to promote social-emotional learning.
 
Specials Teacher at Deal Island Elementary School, Ms. Jennifer Jones, received $2,190 to create a designated maker space in the school library for students in grades K – 5.
 
Teacher Academy Instructor at Somerset County Technical High School (SCTHS), Ms. Dawn Lankford, was awarded $5,000 to support a project involving horticulture, carpentry, and TAM students with building a nature trail and outdoor classroom spaces.
 
 
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CFES Education Award Recipient: Photography Teacher at Crisfield Academy & High School, Ms. Vickie Nelson
 
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CFES Education Award Recipient: Kindergarten Teacher at Carter G. Woodson Elementary School, Ms. Savanna Tull (Right) and School Principal, Ms. Elizabeth Berry (Left)
 
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CFES Education Award Recipient: Specials Teacher at Deal Island Elementary School, Ms. Jennifer Jones (Left) and School Principal, Ms. Ashley Walters (Right)
  
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CFES Education Award Recipient: Teacher Academy Instructor at Somerset County Technical High School (SCTHS), Ms. Dawn Lankford (Left) and School Principal, Ms. Cortney Monar
 
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SCPS educators and administrators gather for a photo at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Fall 2022 Education Awards Program.