These grants were and are being created by individuals and groups with visions of sustainability of educational enhancement in perpetuity.
Dr. Charlette McQuilkin Honor Grant
Dr. Charlette McQuilkin, a retired RCPS teacher, administrator, and current school board member possesses a true passion that comes from her dedication to education in both the school and in the community. Her work in service, education, and leadership have one thing in common: kids come first. It is qualities such as this that the foundation is pleased to administer the Dr. Charlette McQuilkin Honor Grant. This Honor Grant is specifically for English Language Learner Teachers and/or Special Education Teachers.
Dr. Carol Smith Fenn Honor Grant
This grant is to honor Superintendent Dr. Carol Fenn who retired from Rockingham County Public Schools in July 2017 after 10 years of service as the Superintendent and 38 years of service in education. The grant's focus is to support initiatives in agriculture education.
Dr. John H. Kidd Endowed Educational Grant
This grant was established in honor of Superintendent John H. Kidd, who retired from RCPS in July 2007. The grant's focus is to support initiatives in mathematics and is open to all schools and grade levels in Rockingham County Public Schools.
Monica Pence Barlow Educational Grant for Literacy
This Endowed Educational Grant is awarded in memory of Monica Pence Barlow. Monica attended Rockingham County Public Schools, as did her husband Ben and parents Wayne and Ramona. She believed strongly in the value of education and loved to read throughout her life. She loved libraries and seeing children in particular open their worlds through the magic of books. Monica took her love of reading with her as she attended college at William and Mary and then as she became one of the few women to direct a public relations department for a Major League Baseball team (the Baltimore Orioles). The grant’s focus is to enhance educational opportunities for students with an emphasis on literacy and communication – two areas of immense interest for Monica, and critical for the success of children.
Montevideo High School Class of 1969 Educational grant
During the planning of their 45th class reunion, the Montevideo Class of 1969 embarked on a mission to create an endowment fund for which teachers can apply to create educational opportunities that would otherwise not be available for their students. The goal is to raise $50,000 for their 50th class reunion in 2019.