BWF Provides Support for STEM Teachers Across North Carolina

67 PRISM Awards for STEM Education

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – The Burroughs Wellcome Fund supports STEM teaching professionals in their efforts to provide quality hands-on, inquiry-based activities for their students. Promoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics (PRISM) awards promotes excitement for science and mathematics in the classroom by providing funds for materials, equipment, and supplies related to the implementation of high quality curriculum and activities in the classroom.

This award provides up to $3,000 for one year to cover the cost of equipment, materials, and supplies. An additional $1,500 may be requested for professional development related to the implementation of new equipment or use of materials in the classroom. Awards are made to professional educators with a license to teach in a North Carolina K-12 public school.

“The PRISM award supports STEM teachers from all across the state of North Carolina as they integrate STEM resources into their classrooms.” states Alfred Mays, BWF Program Officer for Science Education and Diversity in Science. “For a relatively modest investment, we can have a major impact on a student’s classroom experience." 

The following 67 PRISM selections totaling $204,246.00 were approved by the Fund’s Board of Directors.

Alva, Cindy
Brunson Elementary
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Blackburn, Anita
West Wilkes Middle School
Wilkes County Schools

Blackwell, Heather
Broad Creek Middle School
Carteret County Schools

Brown, Jeffrey
Tabor City Elementary School
Columbus County Schools

Burns, Rebecca
Sherwood Githens Middle School
Durham Public Schools

Burton, Ethan
Envision Science Academy
Charter in Wake County

Cabaniss, Lara
R. Brown McAllister STEM Elementary
Cabarrus County Schools

Campbell, Beverly
Archer Elementary
Guilford County Schools

Carilli, Stacie
MCS Noble Middle School
New Hanover County Schools

Clark, Pauletta
Iotla Valley Elementary School
Macon County Schools

Cook, Shana
Bowman Middle School
Mitchell County Schools

Dooley, Max
J.M. Morehead High School
Rockingham County Schools

Duncan, Revonda
East Yancey  Middle School 
Yancey County Schools

Dunn, Amanda
Charles P. Murray Middle School
New Hanover County Schools

Ferreira, Marcia
Olive Chapel Elementary
Wake County Public Schools

Foringer, Rob
Tabor City Elementary School
Columbus County Schools

Gambill, Kristen
Ogden Elementary School
New Hanover County Schools

Gillam, Kelsey
Havelock High School
Craven County Schools

Gray, Victoria
Southwest Elementary
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Griggs, Kristi
Robbinsville Elementary
Graham County Schools

Gupton, Steven
Louisburg High School
Franklin County Schools

Haines, Rebeccah
Morehead City Elementary School
Carteret County Schools

Haislip, Samantha
Greene County Middle School
Greene County Schools

Harkey, Ashley
Belmont Central Elementary School
Gaston County Schools

Harrell, Stephanie
Contentnea-Savannah STEM School
Lenoir County Public Schools

Harwick, Elizabeth
Pamlico County Middle School
Pamlico County Schools

Hines, Beverly
Jones Senior High School
Jones County Schools

Holleman, Michael
West Wilkes High School
Wilkes County Schools

Jackson-Heard, Stephanie
North Drive
Wayne County Schools

Jimenez, Hannah
Rochelle Middle School
Lenoir County Public Schools

Kallam, Rebecca
John W. Dillard Elementary
Rockingham County Schools

Lancaster, Christina
Grandview Middle School
Hickory Public Schools

Lancaster, Heather
Wayne School of Engineering
Wayne County Public Schools

Lawson, Amy
Burgaw Middle School
Pender County Schools

Lecorchick, Douglas
Southern Lee High School
Lee County Schools

Lequire, Bobbie
Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet Elementary School
Durham Public Schools

Lutzow, Christopher
Walkertown High School
Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools

Mains, Jessica
Marjorie Williams Academy
Charter in Avery County

Mauro, Brad
Boone Trail Elementary School
Harnett County Schools

Mayle, Sarah
Pleasant Grove Elementary
Alamance-Burlington Schools

McClure, Kelly
Northern Elementary School
Guilford County Schools

Midkiff, Mason
Surry Central High School
Surry County Schools

Miller-Hendrix, Susan
Public Schools of Robeson County
Public Schools of Robeson County

Minnear, Holly
Forest Hills Global Elementary School (
New Hanover County Schools

Moore, Elisabeth
Wiley Magnet Middle School
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Nicholson, Jennifer
Oakhurst STEAM Academy
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Parnell, Ashley
Altamahaw Ossipee 
Alamance-Burlington Schools

Pate, Pamela
E.B. Frink Middle School 
Lenoir County Public Schools

Pawlik, Rhonda
Blackburn Elementary School
Catawba County Schools

Petersen, Mark
Smithfield-Selma High School
Johnston County Schools

Pipes, Kelly
Wilkes Early College High School
Wilkes County Schools

Pitman, Veronica
Bowman Middle School
Mitchell County Schools

Rada, Brian
Charles B Aycock High School
Wayne County Schools

Rhinehart, Leslie
Polk County High School 
Polk County Schools

Rickey, Janice
Rachel Freeman School of Engineering
New Hanover County Schools

Ross, Claire
Ocracoke School
Hyde County Schools

Rush, Dale
Polk County Middle School
Polk County Schools

Scot, Chris
Arapahoe Charter School 
Charter in Pamlico County

Sirkin, Marsha
White Oak Elementary
Carteret County Schools

Smith, Andrew
Pisgah High School
Haywood County Schools

Taylor, Stephanie
Grays Chapel Elementary School
Randolph County Schools

Thorne, Steven
Charles B Aycock High School
Wayne County Schools

Walmsley, Jennifer
Greene County Middle School
Greene County Schools

Westfall, Polly
Union Elementary School
Brunswick County Schools

Wicks, Tammy
Jones Middle School
Jones County Schools

Witherspoon, Caitlin
Bethany Elementary
Rockingham County Schools

Ziemba, Eric
McDowell High School
McDowell County Schools

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