Peyton Anderson

Peyton Anderson "Teach to Inspire" Grants

The Peyton Anderson Foundation announced in April 2017 that it would be devoting $500,000 in "Teach to Inspire" grants for Bibb County educators. In the end, more than $530,000 went to a variety of projects across the District, all spearheaded by educators in our classrooms.
See details about the plans for grants across the District and specifically at Porter Elementary.
Here are highlights of the projects that have been completed so far:

Paige Welch, W.S. Hutchings College and Career Academy
"Coffee with a Cop"

"Coffee with a Cop" Paige Welch addresses the group gathered for "Coffee With a Cop."
This event sought to connect community members with law enforcement officers, several of whom sat on a panel to address questions and concerns. This event was sparked by conversations Welch - whose son is a law enforcement officer - had with her students about conflicts involving officers in other communities.
Read this preview of the event that appeared in the Telegraph.

Rebecca Morgan, Rutland High School
Outdoor classroom

This outdoor classroom space was opened at Rutland High School. Rebecca Morgan's students took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony
With this project, Morgan's goal was to provide students throughout the school with a covered space where classes could meet outside. This metal structure has picnic tables with spaces to move them around and was officially opened in November 2017.
See media coverage of the outdoor classroom's ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Brad Lord, Springdale Elementary School
DrumFIT Equipment

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DrumFIT seeks to use music and fun to keep kids and adults in shape through cardiovascular exercise. Springdale's Brad Lord received his grant money to purchase equipment and bring this unique program to his school.
See the Springdale shout-out on the DrumFIT Facebook page.

Keep checking this page for more exciting news about these projects!

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