The Education Foundation of Caldwell County awarded 12 Caldwell County teachers scholarships to continue their education.
The Barbara Deverick Scholarship was awarded to 11 teachers, who received $1,000 each.
Shawna Greeno Bridges, a math teacher for 17 years at Hibriten High School, is working on a master’s degree in math and plans to teach a dual enrollment math class at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.
Chris Hyatt, who teaches special education at Hibriten High School, is working on his master’s degree at UNC Charlotte.
Kilian Salgado, a pre-K teacher at Valmead Elementary School for four years, is attending Western Carolina University for her birth-kindergarten licensure.
Sarah Riley, another pre-K teacher at Valmead, is also attending Western for her birth-kindergarten licensure.
Jennifer Newell, a pre-K at Lower Creek Elementary School, is attending Western Carolina University for her instructional facilitator certification.
Andrew Cook, an English teacher at South Caldwell High School, is working on his master’s degree in instructional technology.
Brett Parham, a ninth-grade science teacher at South Caldwell, is attending UNC Charlotte.
Nicole West, a history teacher at Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy, is attending Queen’s University of Charlotte for her educational leadership degree.
Areisha Carlton, pre-K teacher at Whitnel Elementary School, is going to UNC Greensboro for her birth-to-kindergarten licensure.
Anna Reynolds, an engineering teacher at Granite Falls Middle School, is attending Appalachian State University for her master’s degree in library science.
Leigh Ann Kanagy, a special education teacher at Preschool Readiness Center, is studying for her birth-kindergarten licensure at Western Carolina University.
The $1,500 Tom McNeel Scholarship, given to educators and staff who want to enhance education through staff development, was presented to Crystal Williams, an administrative assistant at the Caldwell County Education Center. She is working on her bachelor’s degree in public administration from UNC Greensboro.
Reporter Carmen Boone can be reached at 828-610-8723