(Carrollton, Ga. – February 25, 2015) The Alice Huffard Richards Charitable Fund announced that two local Carroll County School teachers were selected for the prestigious 2015 Alice Huffard Richards Teacher Leadership Fellowship. Ali Hembree (pictured on the right) from Central High School and Troyanne Parham (pictured on the left) from Villa Rica Elementary are the Carroll County Schools 2015 Teacher Leadership Fellows.
The Fellowship provides a 5,000.00 award to support the professional, personal and/or civic leadership development of teachers in our five local schools systems. One award is given to Bremen City, Carrollton City, Haralson and Heard school systems and two awards are made to the larger Carroll County system.
“This year’s submissions were stellar, which made the selection process highly competitive ,” said AHR Fund Program Manager Patience Allan-Glick “and we were pleased to receive more applications from teachers in every school system and from across all grade levels and academic areas.”
The six 2015 Fellows’ projects focus on leadership development activities ranging from targeted studies abroad, to attending a national leadership conference, doing advanced level course work in Advanced Placement, immersion and hands-on experience in the area of culinary science and local food sustainability. One innovative submission focuses on visiting schools across the U.S. to learn best practices for achieving classroom success with student populations that reflect a high percentage living below the poverty line. Another Fellow will focus on innovations in language literacy and digital communications.