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“Montgomery Education Foundation Awards Grant to Dunbar Ramer School”

Montgomery AFCEA Chapter’s Education Foundation proudly awarded Dunbar Ramer School with a $1,000 Science Teaching Tools Grant on November 15, 2012. Grant funds will be used for the purchase of iPads and other state-of-the-art equipment to provide students invaluable exposure to modern technology. Mr. Rod Sellers, Principal of Dunbar Ramer, and Ms. Tomeka James, science teacher, graciously accepted the check alongside a group of representatives from the school’s Student Government Association. The iPads will be used to enhance practical science assignments in the classroom.  The students and teachers alike are thrilled to put grant funds to use and are eager to begin incorporating the iPad technology throughout the school. Montgomery’s Education Foundation works to provide local grants to a variety of deserving schools throughout the River Region, and is grateful to have been given the opportunity to provide assistance to the hardworking students and faculty of Dunbar Ramer.


Fig.1- Principal, Rod Sellers, and science instructor, Tomeka James, accept a $1,000 grant from Ms. Charisse Stokes, Director, Montgomery AFCEA’s Education Foundation.


“Montgomery AFCEA Education Foundation Awards Science Teaching Tools Grant to Robert E Lee High School”

The Montgomery AFCEA Chapter Education Foundation recently awarded a Science Teaching Tools Grant supporting the IT Academy program at local Robert E. Lee High School. Accepting the grant on behalf of the IT Academy was Mr. Lorenza Pharrams, Principal of Lee H.S., as well as instructors Ms. Alesia Ruffin and Mr. Kevon Chesson. Education Foundation Director, Ms. Charisse Stokes, presented the check, valued at $1,000, on Tuesday 9 October, 2012. The IT Academy plans to use the newly acquired funds to provide essential software upgrades to existing classroom equipment. Students’ exposure to the new and emerging technology currently utilized by the IT Academy stimulates early interest in an ever-growing and changing industry as well as invaluable experience to give students the upper hand in the competitive IT industry. 


Fig.1- Charisse Stokes, Director Education Foundation Montgomery AFCEA Chapter, presents Lorenza Pharrams, Principal at Lee High School; Alesia Ruffin, IT Academy Instructor; and Kevin Chesson, IT Academy Instructor, with a $1,000 Science Teaching Tools Grant.


Fig.2- IT Academy students working hard in the IT Lab at Lee High School. Science Teaching Tool Grant funds can be used to upgrade software in the IT Lab to provide students access to state of the art technology.


Fig.3- IT Academy students working from laptops during a typical school day in the IT Lab.

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