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We have updated our Bright Ideas Education Grant Program! Based on feedback from teachers, the application period has been changed to January through the end of February. Not only will this ensure that grant recipients are awarded their funds in time to prepare for the following school year but it also allows us to recognize the winners during our Bright Ideas 5K celebration held in each year!

The Bright Ideas program supports innovative and effective classroom education curricula that cannot be covered by traditional school financing. Individual teachers can apply for grants up to $1,000 while teams of teachers are eligible for grants up to $1,500.

Teachers in public and private schools, K-12 in Berkeley Electric Cooperative’s service area are eligible to participate. Grants are awarded for projects in any discipline and are intended to help teachers within Berkeley Electric Cooperative’s service area produce a better-educated workforce. The grants are designed to help teachers introduce innovative teaching methods.

Grants are awarded annually in a competitive evaluation process. Applications are now accepted January-February.   

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And don't forget to sign up for the Bright Ideas 5K before March 3 for Early Bird Pricing!


Congratulations to our 2023 Grant Winners

Berkeley Elementary School Lisa Racioppo    
Berkeley Elementary School Brittany Biletzskov    
Berkeley High School Will Cotton  Abbey Barnes  
Berkeley-Dorchester Head Start Abbey Mills    
Cane Bay Middle School Jodi Smith  Traci Hart  Nancy Bone
Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter  Crystal Herron    
Charleston Collegiate School Danielle Nasto  Campbell Bowers  
Cross Elementary School Maurice Lawrence    
DuBose Middle School Kristie Williams Lanishia Perry  
Fort Dorchester High School Ellen Lundstrom  Brie Scott  
Goose Creek High School Melanie Dukes  Joanne Suzara  
Goose Creek High School Jenelie Vagutchay    
H E Bonner Elementary School Melissa Mills    
Hanahan Elementary School Anna Barrett    
Haut Gap Middle School Brett Sheridan    
Haut Gaup Middle School Robin Smith  Jamie Rubadou  
Marrington Elementary School Heide Wittchow    
Mt. Zion Elementary Kathy Ratcliffe  Rachel Adams  
Philip Simmons High School Daphne Foster    
Pinehurst Elementary Jennifer Primiano    
Sangaree Elementary School Dawn Frazier  Kim Weldon  
Sangaree Middle School Dr. Michelle Norwood    
St. James Santee Middle School Julie Sivell    
Stratford High School Kelsey Henson  Seth Hydrick  
Stratford High School Stella McCombs  Carl Calvert  
Stratford High School Sonya Marriott  Kevin Tamayo  
The Island School Heather Griffin    
Westview Elementary School Jennifer Beaver    
Westview Primary Victoria Wood Dr. Annie Bailey  
Whitesville Elementary School Ann-Marie Cate  Michele Quick Carolyn Davis


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