EMILY TUBB/ Buy at photos.monroecountyjournal.com QEF recipients, L to R: Natalie Gilreath, Ashley Gray, Lauren Green, Kim Simmons, Brenda Pearson, Jamie Houston, Nan Moon, Kellie Poole, Leigh Stanford, Misty Adams, Linda Monaghan, Heather Gault, Valerie Hathcock, Pam Cook, Emily Allmond, Sarah Clark and Tuesday Taylor.
EMILY TUBB/ Buy at photos.monroecountyjournal.com QEF recipients, L to R: Lindsey Patterson, Dianne Young, Robert Smith, Nick Hathcock and Jerry Larkin.
AMORY – The Quality Education Foundation (QEF) awarded $15,194.14 in teacher grants plus 120 cases of paper costing approximately $3,000 to educators in the Amory School District. The QEF is a local nonprofit organization that strives to enhance academics within the district. At a reception May 15 at The Center, the 29 grant recipients were announced by QEF vice president Mike Manning. Most of the QEF funds come from the community and other foundations who choose to donate. Every year, the QEF does fundraisers and approaches individuals, businesses and other organizations for help in supporting its mission of enhancing the Amory School District. The money provides extra support items for teachers to be more effective that the district cannot afford. “We weren’t able to grant all of the requests this year because we can only work with what we have, but we hope this will help. If your request was not granted this year, just keep trying,” Manning said.