RBR BUC Backer Foundation Bequeaths $40,000 for Teacher Grants
As the Red Bank Regional High School District (RBR) prepares for the new school year, students will benefit from approximately $40,000 in grants made available to RBR teachers through the BUC Backer Foundation’s teacher-grant program.
RBR Principal Risa Clay comments, “We are grateful to our BUC Backer Foundation for their unwavering support which benefits our entire RBR community.”
Each year the RBR BUC Backer Foundation accepts applications from teachers in the district to fund programs or initiatives they might have that are not usually met within the regular school budget.
RBR BUC Backer Co-President Carmelina MacPherson states, “It is part of our mission to support all aspects of student education and development. In the grant process, we seek to accept proposals that are great ideas and positively impact the broad base of students.”
This year’s grants were to:
· RBR teachers and Coaches James Young, Alyssa Guderian and Nick Tucker for strength and conditioning equipment to prevent injuries in female athletes
· Academy of Information Technology teacher Jeremy Milonas for technology devices to enhance student knowledge of programming and cybersecurity
· RBR Dean of Students Alan Choback- for equipment for conversion of old weight room
· Italian teacher Federica Proietti Cesaretti- to attend International Baccalaurette Italian training in Milan, Italy
· English teacher Edward Chang for purchasing equipment for an after-school chess program
· English Language Learner teachers Rose Powers and Kelly Moylan to purchase technology to help improve student preparation and readiness for both mainstream courses and required assessments
· Academy of Visual & Performing Arts piano teacher Camille Thompson for equipment to expand recording technology for piano, musicianship and music theory students
For further information on the RBR BUC Backer Foundation visit their website at http://www.bucbackerfoundation.com/