The Betty Ann McCullough Teaching Achievement Grant is an award to a public school educator (teacher, teacher’s aid, assistant, or tutor) for outstanding dedication and success in improving the mathematics or language arts skills and knowledge of students in the public schools of Gibson County.
Nominations for the teaching achievement grant will be accepted from Gibson County educators and school staff and from parents of students who attend a Gibson county public school. Self-nominations will not be considered. The grant award must be used to expand or enhance the educator’s knowledge of or teaching skills in mathematics or language arts and/or to further develop and improve students’ knowledge and abilities in mathematics or language arts.
The Betty Ann McCullough Education Fund was created in 1998 in order to support educational endeavors in Gibson County. After Betty Ann McCullough’s death in 1997, friends and family created the fund in memory of Mrs. McCullough, who had be an educator for the North Gibson School Corporation for more than 40 years, had taught at Oakland City University, and was a strong supporter of education in her community. Along with a number of civic memberships, McCullough was a member of the Gibson County Community Foundation board of trustees before her death.
Nominees must be educators (teacher, teacher’s aid, assistant, or tutor) teaching at the primary or secondary school levels in any public school of Gibson County. Selection will be based on the nominee’s abilities (as demonstrated by his or her dedication, innovation or program development) to effectively reach and encourage students in the development of their mathematics or language arts skill and knowledge.