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Two local teachers seek support for grants
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Forsyth County News

FORSYTH COUNTY — There’s still time to vote for two Forsyth County teachers who are in the running for a $2,500 grant.

Linda Garner of Cumming Elementary and Melissa Quinlan of Lakeside Middle have submitted proposals for the Farmers Insurance Thank a Million Teachers grant.

A total of 30 grants are being awarded to educators across the country based on votes for their proposals to improve education.

Quinlan’s proposal, “National Board renewal: Continuing my dream,” highlights her journey to becoming a National Board Certified Teacher in 2005. She described it in her application as “one of the proudest and happiest moments of my entire life.”

She is working toward renewing her certification, using the grant money to achieve that. “It would be a dream come true if I were awarded a grant to fund my renewal,” she wrote.

Garner’s proposal, “Techie teachables using tablets,” highlights the importance of using tablets in the classroom to enhance concepts and engage students.

Garner wroter in her application that she would use the grant money to “purchase tablets for my special needs classroom so that more students can have access to these devices and be able to utilize the applications that enhance their education.”

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Votes can be cast daily through the end of the month.