Bright Ideas Grants


The Bright Ideas Grant Program supports innovative and effective classroom education curriculum that cannot be covered by tradbright ideas1itional school financing. Individual teachers can apply for grants from $250 to $750, while teams of teachers are eligible for grants up to $1,500.

Teachers in public and private schools, K-12 and home school associations in CAEC’s service area are eligible to participate. Grants are awarded for projects in any discipline and are intended to help teachers within CAEC’s service area produce a better-educated workforce. The grants are designed to help teachers introduce innovative teaching methods.

Grants are awarded annually in a competitive evaluation process and applications are available in September and awarded in January.

For more information, call (334) 351-2125 or e-mail

2017-2018 Grant Recipients are:

Autauga County teachers and their teams receiving a 2018 grant are: Emily Gregory of Pine Level Elementary School; Kathy Horne of the Autauga County Second Chance Program; Tralise Howard of Billingsley School; and Ally Moscona, Cheryl Durbin, Marolyn Robbins and Gene Canavan of Autauga Academy.

Chilton County teachers and their teams receiving a 2018 grant are: Amy Ballew, Pam Jackson, Chrystie Mims and Tammy Pairrett of Isabella High School; Rachel Bromley of Clanton Intermediate School; Leslee Deavers and Samantha Robinson of Verbena High School; Rachel Hartsell and Joy Kelley of Thorsby High School; Jay LeCroy and Nelda LeCroy of Isabella High School; and Jill Moatts of Clanton Intermediate School.

Coosa County teachers and their teams receiving a 2018 grant are: Lisa Compher and Hannah Collins of Central Elementary School and Laura Beth Wooten and Shane Ray of Central High School.

Elmore County teachers and their teams receiving a 2018 grant are: Tonya Connor, Jennifer Davis, Brandy Ingram, Anita McGowin, Leslie Stephenson, Brenda Wiggins and Sheila Wright of Holtville Elementary School; Kimberly Deem of Wetumpka Elementary School; Amy Harrell of Eclectic Middle School; Lana Hebert of Eclectic Middle School; Kristina Mathews, Pamela Gamble and Elizabeth Gregorius of Millbrook Middle School; Angel Miller of Southside Middle School; Shay Nobles of Wetumpka Elementary School; Jesica Quinn and Kittie Roberts of Eclectic Elementary School; and Mary Westbrook of Stanhope Elmore High School.