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Congratulations to all of the Teacher Grant Program Recipients!

We have recently awarded (17) WCCU Teacher Grant Awards, totaling just under $8,000, for the 2020/21 school year. Grants were awarded in values up to $500 to the following local Teachers or Staff members:

Chariho Regional School District:

Kim Daigle - Chariho School DistrictMary Ellen Sposato - Chariho School DistrictRyan Bridgham - Chariho School District
(pictured left to right): Kim Daigle, Mary Ellen Sposato, Ryan Bridgham 

(3) WCCU Teacher Grant recipients are from the Chariho Regional School District:

  • Kim Daigle - Richmond Elementary School
  • Mary Ellen Sposato - Richmond Elementary School
  • Ryan Bridgham - Chariho High School

Grant monies will help fund educational and social projects, including initiatives such as ‘Virtual Grow Garden', 'Use Multisensory Material', and 'First Robotics Competition'.

Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District:

Bevin Winner - Exeter-West Greenwich School DistrictErin McKeen - Exeter-West Greenwich School DistrictGwynne Miillar - Exeter-West Greenwich School DistrictMelissa Marino - Exeter-West Greenwich School DistrictNicole Pichette - Exeter-West Greenwich School District
(pictured left to right): Bevin Winner, Erin McKeen, Gwynne Millar, Melissa Marino, Nicole Pachette

(5) WCCU Teacher Grant recipients are from the Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District:

  • Bevin Winner - Exeter-West Greenwich Jr./Sr. High School
  • Erin McKeen - Wawaloam Elementary School
  • Gwynne Millar - Exeter-West Greenwich Jr./Sr. High School 
  • Melissa Marino - Wawaloam Elementary School 
  • Nicole Pachette - Exeter-West Greenwich Jr./Sr. High School

Grant monies will help fund educational and social projects, including initiatives such as 'Tree-Plenish Project', '3D Prosthetic Hand Printing', 'STEAM through Literature', 'Maybe Something Beautiful', and 'Scintillating Sketchbooks'.

Narragansett School System:

Gail Dandurand - Narragansett School DistrictJane Flood - Narragansett School DistrictLeah Mitchell - Narragansett School District
(pictured left to right): Gail Dandurand, Jane Flood, Leah Mitchell

(3) WCCU Teacher Grant recipients are from the Narragansett School System:

  • Gail Dandurand - Narragansett Elementary School
  • Jane Flood - Narragansett Elementary School
  • Leah Mitchell - Narragansett Elementary School

Grant monies will help fund educational and social projects, including initiatives such as 'New Pre-School', 'Communication Boards for School Setting', and 'Through Others Eyes'.

North Stonington School System:

Kelly Gonzales - North Stonington School District
(pictured abovet):
 Kelly Gonzales

(1) WCCU Teacher Grant recipient is from the North Stonington School System:

  • Kelly Gonzales - North Stonington Elementary School

Grant monies will help fund educational and social projects, including initiatives such as ‘Alice in Wonderland Performance'.

South Kingstown School District:

Brenda Dillmann - South Kingstown School District
(pictured above): Brenda Dillmann

(1) WCCU Teacher Grant recipients is from the South Kingstown School District:

  • Brenda Dillmann - Curtis Corner Middle School

Grant monies will help fund educational and social projects, including initiatives such as ‘A Walk on The Wild Side’.

Stonington School System:

Laura Dow - Stonington School DistrictElaine Temel - Stonington School DistrictKatie Southard - Stonington School District
(pictured left to right):
 Laura Dow, Elaine Temel, Katie Southard

(3) WCCU Teacher Grant recipients are from the Stonington School System:

  • Laura Dow - Stonington High School
  • Elaine Temel - West Vine Street School
  • Katie Southard - West Vine Street School

Grant monies will help fund educational and social projects, including initiatives such as ‘Connecting to Community Virtually', 'Marvelous Magnets for Learning Grammar', and 'Beautiful and Brilliant Night Sky'.

Westerly Public Schools:

Ide Koulbanis - Westerly School District
(pictured above): Ide Koulbanis

(1) WCCU Teacher Grant recipient is from the Westerly School District:

  • Ide Koulbanis - Westerly Middle School

Grant monies will help fund educational and social projects, including initiatives such as ‘Opera in World Language’.

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Why do we do this program?

WCCU recognizes the importance of education and respects the Teachers, Administrators, and Staff who work hard every day to create lessons that excite, engage and promote learning. Our grant program encourages learning opportunities outside of the existing school funded curriculum and enhances our commitment to our local communities.

Who is eligible to apply?
Teachers, Administrators, and Staff from the following school districts are eligible to apply: Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett, North Stonington, South Kingstown, Stonington, and Westerly.

(If your school district is not listed and you would like it to be added, please contact Kim Gates, Financial Education Officer, at kgates@westerlyccu.com or 401-596-7000 x2124. Please note email is not secure.)

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