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Sallie Zetterower lands Governor’s Innovation Fund Tiny Grant

Last week, Governor Nathan Deal announced 20 new recipients of the Innovation Fund Tiny Grant program, a competitive grant opportunity that provides funding to traditional public schools, charter schools and school districts to implement small-scale programs that directly engage students.

Among the winners was one of Bulloch County’s Elementary Schools: Sallie Zetterower Elementary!

The STEM accolade ‘Sprouting STEM at Sallie Z!’ will receive $3,007.94 in funding from the Governor’s office to create an outdoor STEM classroom to supplement their existing indoor STEM lab. The school will use the tiny grant to purchase supplies and equipment for students to design and use the outdoor spa.

“The Innovation Fund Tiny Grant unites education leaders and students to provide Georgia’s students with the ability to engage in today’s most innovative academic areas,” Governor Deal said. “As we look to ensure that our children reach new heights in educational achievement, we must promote opportunities for more effective academic growth and success in the classroom. Congratulations to the award winners and we look forward to seeing the impact each Tiny Grant will have on the futures of Georgia students.”

Programs funded by Tiny Grants must correspond with one of the three following:

  • applied learning with a focus on science
  • technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education
  • development and replication of blended learning school models and birth-to-age-eight language and literacy development.

The other grant award winners and their respective programs are listed below:

Applied Learning with a Focus on STEAM Education

Drew Charter School
Atlanta Public Schools
The Media Arts and Science Club

County Line Elementary School
Barrow County Schools
VR Critters

Westside High School
Bibb County School District
CREATE: Enrichment MakerSpace

Sallie Zetterower Elementary
Bulloch County Schools
Sprouting STEM at Sallie Z!

Floyd County Schools
Raised Bed to Table: Kitchen Gardens

Dr. M.H. Mason Elementary School
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Terra Club Herbs

McDuffie County Schools
Project S.T.R.I.D.E.

Elm Street Elementary School
Rome City Schools
E3 (Engineering Entrepreneurial Experience)

Elm Street Elementary School
Rome City Schools
Tiny House, Big Dreams

North Heights Elementary School
Rome City Schools
Growing Up Green: Gadgets in the Garden

Warren County Schools
Community Gardens and Brown Bag Program

White County Middle School
White County School System
WCMS Robotics

Birth through Age Eight Language and Literacy Development

Barrow County Schools
Barrow Book Partnership

Carrollton Elementary School
Carrollton City Schools
Kindergarten Kick-Off

North Hart Elementary School
Hart County Charter System
Growing Great Minds at North Hart Elementary

Heard County Elementary School
Heard County School System
Heard County Baby Braves

T.G. Scott Elementary School
Monroe County Schools
Monroe County Pre-Kindergarten Phonological Awareness Project

Montgomery County Schools
Eagle Express

Blended Learning

Jasper County Primary School
Jasper County Charter System
Blended Learning: Enhanced Literacy Development for Primary Students

Jones County High School
Jones County Schools
Blended Learning and Differentiated Instruction for Algebr

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for

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