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5 county teachers surprised with technology bag grants [with gallery]

Covington County Schools last week  awarded five of its teachers with technology backpacks. These backpacks were filled with technology tools to help teachers bring innovation and engaging lessons to their students. Forty-three teachers across the district submitted mini-grant applications to compete for the award. The backpacks included a new laptop, iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, a mini-projector capable of projecting presentations from an iPad, iPhone, or computer. The award also came with a day of professional development to learn how to use these tools to enhance their lessons.

Superintendent Shannon Driver surprised each teacher on Friday, November 16, by visiting the classroom with the backpack in hand. Award recipients included Marshall McGlaun (Straughn Middle School), Stephanie Phillips (Straughn Elementary School), Jennie Ward (Florala High School), Melissa Windham (Florala High School), and Beth Dean (Career Coach for High Schools).