Classroom Technology Awards for Teachers

2019 Classroom Technology Grant winners announced!

NOTE: The Classroom Technology Awards grant programs is NOT the same as the Bright Ideas grant program. They are 2 separate and distinct programs. On-line applications for the Bright Ideas grants is available at www.ncbrightideas.com.

  • Wake Electric seeks Classroom Technology Awards grant applicants from North Carolina public school teachers serving 1) grades K-12 and 2) area community colleges.
  • Public school and community college teachers in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties are eligible to apply.
  • Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded in any discipline for specific technology such as computers, tablets, 3D printers, Chromebooks, SMART boards, software, etc.  The technology must benefit the students in the classroom. Wake Electric will distribute up to $20,000 in Classroom Technology Awards funds.
  • Grants are to be used during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Areas of interest to our judges are originality, creativity, Innovation, grammar, punctuation and thoroughness.

If you have received a CTA grant in the past, in order to be eligible to receive a 2019 grant, you must provide a one page typed summary of the project outlining how the project proved successful and/or benefited your students. Photos and samples of projects are welcomed and encouraged.

2019 Classroom Technology Grant Winners

Nine teachers in Franklin, Johnston and Wake counties were awarded a 2019 Classroom Technology grant. The total amount of grant monies awarded is $21,378.00

This year’s winners are:

Henrietta Vazquez East Wake Middle School Raleigh, NC
Katelyn Jones Franklin County Early College Louisburg, NC
Karen Proctor Dillard Drive Elementary Raleigh, NC
Stephanie Lachmann Apex Elementary Apex, NC
Raven Godette East Wake Middle School Raleigh, NC
Allison Zinkievich Wake Forest Elementary Wake Forest, NC
Tommy Kemp Franklinton High School Franklinton
Tara Rood Reedy Creek Elementary Cary, NC
Tiffany Ruz Johnston Community College Smithfield, NC

The funds for the Classroom Technology grants come from WEMC members who agree to round up their light bill to the nearest whole dollar through the Operation RoundUp program. For example, if the bill is $190.91 – the bill will be rounded up 9 cents to $191.00. These pennies add up to major dollars.

Wake Electric is a non-profit electric utility serving over 46,900 consumers in parts of Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance, and Wake counties.