North Billerica, Mass., May 11, 2022—Curriculum Associates recently sponsored the 2022 School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA) Scholarship Program to help identify and support students and educators across the state. Twelve scholarship recipients আট eight high school seniors seeking a degree in education from one of Alabama’s public colleges or universities, as well as four academics who plan to pursue a degree in school administration from one of the state’s public colleges or universities পায় each receive $ 1,000.
“One of the top priorities of SSA is to promote high quality public education across our state. This is exacerbated by the shortage of teachers, not just in Alabama, but across the country, “said Ryan Hollingsworth, executive director of SSA. “It is our hope and belief that these scholarships will help these deserving students and academic leaders achieve their career goals in the process of rebuilding our workforce. These recipients have demonstrated a commitment to quality in our school and Proud to help. “
Selected by Superintendents who have been selected as District Finalists for the SSA / Schneider Electric Superintendent of the Year Award, recipients of this year’s SSA Student Scholarship are:
Trace Crew, a graduate of Gordo High School in the Pickens County School District, who plans to attend the University of West Alabama
Amanda Mack, a graduate of Florence High School in the Florence City School District, plans to attend the University of North Alabama.
Nicholas McDaniel, a graduate of BB Comer Memorial High School in Talladega County School System, plans to attend Jacksonville State University.
Jaden Privet, a graduate of Corner High School in Jefferson County School District, who plans to attend the University of Montevallo
Jared Reed, a graduate of Section High School, Jackson County School District, who plans to attend Northeast Alabama Community College
Jehem Rudolph, a graduate of Central High School in Londes County School District, who plans to attend Alabama State University
McKenzie Thomas, a graduate of TR Miller High School in the Broughton City School District, plans to attend Coastal Alabama Community College.
Alyssa Willett, a graduate of Opelica High School in the Opelica City School District, plans to attend Southern Union State Community College.
Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates, said: “An excellent education begins with great teachers, which is why it makes us so excited to offer scholarships to outstanding students interested in joining the teaching profession.” “It is an honor to help the new generation of educators get their degree and be able to participate in this important work. We look forward to following each of these students as they progress through college and finally re-enter the K-12 classroom, this time with the title ‘Teacher’.
The 2022 SSA Administrator Scholarship recipient, who will be formally paid a $ 1,000 check by Curriculum Associates during an upcoming school event, was scored by the SSA Awards and Scholarship Committee, which is made up of former local school superintendents. Recipients are:
Mindy Blankenship, a teacher at Ariton High School in the Dale County School District, who is pursuing a Masters in Instructional Leadership at the University of West Alabama.
Anthony Booker, a teacher at Irondale Middle School in the Jefferson County School System who is pursuing a certificate of instructional leadership at the University of Montevalo
Latoya Gay, a teacher at Banks Middle School in Pike County School System, is pursuing a certificate of instructional leadership at the University of West Alabama.
Ashley McGrady-Gable is a Technology Integration Specialist / DLP Instructor at Childersberg Middle School in the Talladega County School System, who has an ADS degree. Degree in Instructional Leadership at the University of Montevalo
“We are honored to recognize and reward these exemplary educators,” said Waldron. “We look forward to seeing these educators take their next steps – and continue to work with them on their journey – as they grow in leadership roles and continue to have a positive impact on students.”
To learn more about SSA Scholarships sponsored by Curriculum Associates, visit https://www.ssaonline.org/awards-and-scholarships.
About Alabama School Superintendents
Alabama School Superintendents is a professional nonprofit organization made up of superintendents and school system leaders across Alabama who are committed to improving the education of Alabama children. SSA aims to provide superintendents with quality professional education opportunities, a leading voice in sound public policy development and advocacy, and meaningful collaboration and networking. To learn more about SSA, visit https://scsa.memberclicks.net/ssa-mission-statement.
About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and evaluation and data management tools. The company’s products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary to teach a diverse student population and encourage education for all students.