Congratulations 2019 Recipients:
Stephanie Ballance, WHS/Blowing Rock/Valle Crucis
Corrie Freeman, Hardin Park
Denise Presnell, Hardin Park
Jesse Presnell-Greene, Hardin Park
Donna Raichle, Parkway
Genal West, WHS
Price-Deverick Teacher Scholarship
The Watauga Education Foundation recognizes that creative and innovative teachers want to continue their own learning to be the most effective teacher they can be. This is why the WEF provides professional development scholarships for teachers in a partnership with Blue Ridge Electric that honors former Blue Ridge Electric leaders and champions of education.
The Price-Deverick scholarship program for teacher development was initiated in 1993 by Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation (BREMCO) to help improve the educational opportunities in Watauga County Schools. BREMCO invited the Watauga Education Foundation (WEF) to join forces with them in this endeavor in 1997.
The scholarships are named for the late Barbara Deverick and Gwyn B. Price, former Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation leaders and champions of education. Our partnership with Blue Ridge Electric has funded more than $60,000 worth of teacher scholarships!
The Watauga Education Foundation has raised and distributed more than $1 million for students and teachers since 1987. In addition to supporting the Price Deverick scholarships, the WEF also awards grants for creative teaching projects, funds supplies for Battle of the Books and Jr. Battle of the Books, and produces Shooting Stars, the annual juried talent show for WCS visual and performing arts students.
2016 Price-Deverick Scholarship
9 Teachers Receive Funding from Watauga Education Foundation and Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and The Watauga Education Foundation (WEF) have awarded 2016 Price-Deverick Scholarships to 9 teachers in the Watauga County Schools. Teachers receiving the awards include Courtney McKinney of Bethel School, Stephanie Kostis of Cove Creek School, Maria Mohr, Denise Presnell, Tracey Saunders and Meghan Scott of Hardin Park School, Gayle Oliver of Mabel School and Joshua Roberts of Watauga High School.
Congratulations to these fine educators as they work to improve their knowledge, skills and certifications. It is always a pleasure to help our teachers reach their goals.