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DEF-ining Moments

Hunter Haskett is a senior editor of First Flight High School’s Nighthawk News Magazine and wrote this story in partnership between DEF and the newspaper staff.

2018 Fall Grant Cycle


Thanks to your generosity, DEF was able to fund 13 engaging teacher projects through our recent 2018 Grant Cycle: 4 Curriculum Enhancement/Resource Projects, 4 Digital Technology Projects, 3 AVID Field Trip Grants, and 2 Projects to support mental-health awareness.

Congratulations to the 2018 Fall Grant Cycle Teacher Recipients:

Solomon Dixon, First Flight Middle School, “First Flight Geo Race”

Charlotte Hester, Manteo Elementary School, “Get on the Ball with Spheros”

Mollee Holloman & Holly King, Dare to Innovate/Manteo Elementary/Manteo Middle Schools, “Digital Tools Lending Library”

Jessica Taylor, Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research, “Dolphin Genetics”

Elaine Marrion, First Flight Middle School, “STEAM Space”

Carrie Houseknecht, Manteo Middle School, “Be well and BE BRAVE”

Triva Day, Manteo Middle School, “Ignite a Love of Learning”

Mary Beth Carlton, Manteo Middle School, “Readtopia Literacy Curriculum Pilot Year”

Ellen Bryson, Kitty Hawk Elementary School, “The Deepest Well”

Brad Bentley, Manteo Middle School, “The Outsiders”

Ralph Cleaver, Manteo High School, “AVID Program Field Trip”

Teresa Edwards, Manteo Middle School, “Off Island”

Ricki Stewart, First Flight Middle School, “AVID”


Building Engaged Schools (BES)

Volunteer Initiative, Facilitated Program Partnership

Dare Education Foundation is thrilled to partner with the Strengths-Finder Volunteer Initiative, Building Engaged Schools (BES). BES brings strength-based teaching and learning to DCS students, teachers and leaders. Click Here to read more about this meaningful program.


Teacher Certification Endeavors

DEF is proud to offer supplemental support for DCS teacher endeavors in Master's and PhD Programs, Praxis Certification Exams and Professional Learning Conference Opportunities. During the 2018-2019 school year DEF has awarded all applications submitted.