Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Seven SCCPSS Staff Members Receive Golden Grants from McDonald’s

Published on: 11/16/2022

Seven SCCPSS staff members were recently informed they've been awarded Golden Grants for entries they submitted to McDonald's Golden Grants Committee this year.  The Golden Grants awards are intended to make a community impact by fueling the imagination, education and growth of area students by supporting individuals, educators, programs and organizations serving students grades K-12.  In our region, there were ten $1,000 grants and twenty $500 grants available.  Grants are awarded based on creativity and hands-on application of projects. 

Activities qualified for the grants include the following, as long as need is demonstrated:

  • Arts activities
  • Education initiatives
  • COVID-19 relief-related efforts
  • Mentorship and empowerment programs
  • After-school programs
  • Community service
  • Sports activities
  • Technology

The Judges Committee reviewed nearly 150 applications from around our region before selecting the winning entries.  The SCCPSS winning entrants are:

Melanie West, 7th Grade ELA Teacher at Hubert Middle School – I Am Project - $500

Sandra Wolff, Art Teacher at Bloomingdale Elementary School – Art Star Bears Project - $500

Sara Williams, Nurse at Marshpoint Elementary School – Plus Optic Purchase - $1,000

Jessica Prosper, Library Media Technology Specialist at Coastal Middle School – Read Woke Book Club - $500

Kathy Schmidt, Library Media Technology Specialist at Brock Elementary School – STEAM Tinker Lab - $1,000​

Melissa Greene-Bryant, Administrative Secretary at New Hampstead K-8 - Girls on the Run - $500

Dawn Parrish, 6th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher at New Hampstead K-8

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