This year, Georgia Southern University Athletics and the
College of Education partnered with The College Football Playoff Extra Yard for
Teachers Initiative to show appreciation for teachers in Bulloch, Chatham and
Liberty Counties where GSU has campuses.
Sixteen $500 classroom improvement grants are being awarded
to deserving teachers based on grant applications and itemized budgets
submitted in September. Two of those
sixteen grants have been awarded to two Windsor Forest Elementary
teachers! VeCynthia Parker and Margarita
Pomare-McDonald were surprised in their classrooms this week.
They were selected for the awards after submitted proposals
were reviewed by GSU College of Education faculty and students. The teachers will be honored on the field at
Georgia Southern’s football game this weekend. See video from the moments they
were surprised and hear them talk about their plans to use the grants here.
See more photos from the surprise here.