L.E.A.D.S. Educator Grants

Congratulations to the top 10 finalists winning a $1,000 L.E.A.D.S. Educator Grant:

✏️ Matthew Barker, Freed-Hardeman University
✏️ Todd Lewis, Chester County Junior High School
✏️ Kyle Gehring, Bradford High School
✏️ Dr. Callie Dollar, Community Montessori School
✏️ Brittany Fowler, West Carroll Elementary School
✏️ Sarah Hubbard, Elmore Park Elementary School
✏️ David Sinclair, South Side High School
✏️ Linda Lane, Madison Academic High School
✏️ Nathan Lewis, JCM-Early College High School
✏️ Angela Searcy, Jackson-Madison County Schools

The L.E.A.D.S. Grant video submissions reached over 100,000 people in our community. We can’t wait to see how these initiatives help each school and community move forward. We will make a special presentation to these winners and all of our applicants very soon!

L.E.A.D.S. Grants were designed to help educators who promote initiatives to help students LearnExperienceAdvocateDream and Serve.

In these unprecedented times, the way students learn and experience looks very different. We believe dreams to be more alive than ever because we know that, even through chaos, lies great opportunity.

The Leaders Education Foundation recognizes an opportunity for students to learn and interact in new ways and for new dreams and ideas to emerge. The Leaders Education Foundation champions these ideas and dreams through our L.E.A.D.S. Educator Grants.

Educators throughout West Tennessee have the opportunity to win up to $1,000 for their initiative. We realize that your ideas may be new or different than in years past. We are here for you.

Whether it’s a new set of books, a new STEM or STEAM initiative, a school-wide project, a new virtual learning experience, or other exciting educational opportunities, we are here to help champion these initiatives. 

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1.  Record a short video (less than three minutes) showcasing your idea, vision, or project. Applicants should answer the question, “How will the grant make a difference in the lives of students?” Applicants are encouraged to share their vision and identify the resources they need to accomplish the project.

2. Complete the online application and include a public video link in the space provided.

3. Participate in social media voting. The Grant Selection Committee will select submissions to be chosen for voting on the Leaders Education Foundation’s Facebook page. Throughout the social media voting period, applicants are encouraged to like, share, and promote their idea on Facebook to gain the most likes and shares. The videos with the most likes and shares will be selected to receive a grant.

The 2020 application cycle is closed.

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If you have questions about the L.E.A.D.S. Educator Grant program, email educationfoundation@leaderscu.com or call 731.664.1784 ext. 1209.