Over the last eight years, the QUEST Foundation has made grants to 54 classrooms in 14 schools across Washington County totaling over $152,000.
Through the generosity of multiple companies and individuals, the QUEST Foundation was able to award five grants this year totaling $26,000.
Candie Wright, a third-grade teacher at Boones Creek School, received a $7,000 grant to implement literary instruction enhanced with technology. Jason Dossett of Daniel Boone High School also received $7,000 to implement a precision agriculture lab at the school.
Ben Davenport of Grandview Elementary received $6,200 for his project, which was entitled Using Technology to Enhance Music Education. A pair of Jonesborough Middle School teachers received grants as well. Kristine Barrett received $4,000 and Emily Blevins was awarded $1,800.
QUEST provides for programs and materials that are unavailable to Washington County students and teachers through current federal, state and local funding. QUEST looks for innovative ideas designed to enhance the entire Pre-K through 12th-grade curriculum from academics to career technical education.
Types of projects and program supported by QUEST include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiatives, learning opportunities in music and the fine arts, cultural and historic programs, literacy support and interactive learning aids.
Tax-exempt donations can be made to the QUEST Foundation by mail to:
Washington County Department of Education , C/o Dr. Susan M. Kiernan, 405 W. College Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659