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Press Release: Teachers receive $7K from College Football Playoffs Foundation & GA Southern
Posted 10/24/19

On October 23, representatives from Georgia Southern University and Bulloch County Schools surprised 14 of the school district's educators with Extra Yard for Teachers Grants totaling $7,000.  


Bulloch County teachers received 14 of the 16 grants which were available to teachers in Bulloch, Liberty, and Chatham counties. They each will receive $500 to implement their projects which benefit students. A double-blind review of more than 50 applications by a panel of judges resulted in these innovative projects being selected. 


The recipients will be recognized on the football field between the first and second quarters of the Georgia Southern Eagles' game on October 26, which is Teacher Appreciation Day. Georgia Southern is saluting all educators in attendance at the game by offering discounted tickets for $17 each to all of Bulloch County Schools' employees and their families. Tickets can be ordered online at the discounted rate via GSEagles.com\FordTeachers.


Extra Yard for Teachers Grants are made possible by the College Football Playoff Foundation, and is the primary initiative of the charitable organization. Georgia Southern University Athletics and the Georgia Southern University College of Education coordinate the program locally in partnership with school districts where the university has campuses (Bulloch, Liberty, and Chatham counties).


Congratulations to these educators:

  • Mattie Lively Elementary School:  Rachel Murray
  • Mill Creek Elementary School:  Judy Ware, Ashley J. Jennings
  • Portal Middle High School: Ashley A. Thompson
  • Sallie Zetterower Elementary School: Diana Hendricks
  • Southeast Bulloch Middle School:  Dr. Patia Rountree, Mandy Beasley
  • Southeast Bulloch High School: Meredith Belcher
  • Statesboro High School:  Thomas Miller, Lori Oren
  • Stilson Elementary School:  Regina Holloway-Kitchings, Andrea Grant, and Jenny Hendrix
  • Central Office:  Renee Perry