Three Mobile County Public Schools educators have been honored with grants from Extra Yard for Teachers: Amanda Delaney of Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies, Jacquelyn Adams of Phillips Preparatory School, and Rebekah Campbell of Griggs Elementary.
Delaney received $1,000 through the 68 Ventures Bowl. MCPSS' 2022-23 Middle School Teacher of the Year, she will use the funds to acquire additional resources to enrich the learning environment in her classroom, where she teaches Language Arts to sixth graders. She was surprised with her grant at Barton Academy.
Adams and Campbell received $250 each through the University of South Alabama. Adams' grant will be used to provide robot kits for students in the Pirates Robotics program at Phillips, and Campbell's grant will be used to purchase supplies for her "Breaking out of the Boredom Box" project, which features immersive learning games inspired by escape room concepts.
Adams and Campbell will be honored with other teachers receiving grants through USA at the South Alabama football game on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Hancock Whitney Stadium.
Extra Yard for Teachers is a program of the College Football Playoff Foundation that utilizes its partnerships in the sports community to support innovative programs and positive outcomes in K-12 education.
The 68 Ventures Bowl is accepting nominations for 10 other teacher grants through the program. Nominations can be submitted at 68venturesbowl.com.