Cobb EMC awards $31,000 to local educators

Cobb EMC awards $31,000 to local educators

Cobb EMC recently awarded more than $31,000 in mini-grants to 68 elementary, middle, and high school teachers across the electric utility’s service area. These mini-grants will fund a variety of experiential and active learning projects including career prep, STEM, community gardens, art and music expansions.

“Cobb EMC remains strong in our stance to support our community and our educators, especially through the pandemic,” said Mark Justice, Director of Education and Community Relations at Cobb EMC. “We are so proud of our area teachers who foster creativity in the classroom as they continue to provide new ways of learning through unprecedented times.”

The recipients applied for the mini-grants by outlining their specific projects and how each would benefit students. Mini-grants are one of the many ways Cobb EMC gives back to local communities. Other initiatives include career days, student mentoring, and scholarships. If you or your school would like to learn more, please visit

The mini-grants for the 2020-2021 school year were awarded to:

Elementary School Recipients

  • Susana Karunakaran - Acworth Elementary
  • Emily DeBerry - Allatonna Elementary
  • Kimberly Hutchens - Baker Elementary
  • Carol Love - Bells Ferry Elementary
  • Elizabeth Olotka - Big Shanty Intermediate
  • Susan Stringfellow - Boston Elementary
  • Karen Garland - Clark Creek Elementary
  • Cheryl Chesterfield - Clarkdale Elementary
  • Gina Steffensen - Crabapple Crossing
  • Jessica Jackson (2) - Crabapple Crossing
  • Amber Towler - Davis Elementary
  • Jennifer Flacke - Due West Elementary
  • Laura Kirkland - Due West Elementary
  • Amanda Akery - Due West Elementary
  • Kristi Crimm - Ford Elementary
  • Isabel Rivera - Ford Elementary
  • Ashley Sherman - Frey Elementary
  • Elizabeth Gulley - Frey Elementary
  • Danielle Seaipinato - Frey Elementary
  • Ariel Jackson - Green Acres
  • Savanna Wright - Green Acres
  • Greta Shipman - Green Acres
  • Karen Sexton - Holly Springs STEM Academy
  • Macy Hester - Holly Springs STEM Academy
  • Ashley Crumbley - Kemp Elementary
  • Marnia Letendre - Kincaid Elementary
  • Kim Pair - Lewis Elementary
  • Heidi Konchak - North Cobb Christian Lower
  • Krystal Evans - Norton Park
  • Denise Lewis - Oak Grove Elementary
  • James Verity - Pickett's Mill Elementary
  • Marsha Howell - Pitner Elementary
  • Jaclyn Glace - Pitner Elementary
  • Allison Buckley - Powers Ferry
  • Dana Maghribi- Powers Ferry
  • Sybil Coffie - Sanders Elementary
  • Lauren Gurley - Sixes Elementary
  • Nicole Bayler - Sixes Elementary
  • Kathryn McDonald - Sope Creek Elementary
  • Niki Turco - Timber Ridge
  • Sarah Dowell - Timber Ridge

Middle School Recipients

  • Jamie Stahler - Booth Middle
  • Amanda Graves - Booth Middle
  • John Ivers - Dodgen Middle
  • Sheri Dennard - Dodgen Middle
  • Nicole Gaut - Durham Middle
  • April LaRue - McCleskey Middle
  • Annette Simpson - McCleskey Middle
  • Jennifer Brewer - McClure Middle
  • Tami McIntyre - Palmer Middle
  • Heather Peggelo - Red Top Middle
  • Teresa Urban - Smitha Middle

High School Recipients

  • Lacey Ray - Allatoona High School
  • Joe Lanier - Allatoona High School
  • Gena Cochran - Allatoona High School
  • Marium Marcus - East Paulding High
  • Ashley Rivers - Etowah High School
  • Matt Logan - Harrison High School
  • Alex Valentine - Hillgrove High School
  • Lauren Forbes - Kell High School
  • Holly Hoover - Kennesaw Mountain High School
  • Josh Dempsey - Marietta High School
  • Candice Groves - Marietta High School
  • Kibbie DeJarnett - Marietta High School
  • Brittany Honea - McEachern Highschool
  • Kelly Feddersen - Wheeler High School
  • Laura Blake - Wheeler High School

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