FACES FACTS: Who We Impact
FACES supports teacher leadership through FACES Mentoring.
Each school has a FACES Mentor who helps teachers with the grant application process. These mentors are an integral part of the FACES program. The mentors below do a fantastic job growing their teachers!
Courtney Bass, Drake Middle School
Blake Busbin, Auburn High School
Laura Crowe, Auburn Junior High School
Lori Grubbs, Wrights Mill Road Elementary School
Katie Lindsey, Yarbrough Elementary School
Rob Lyda and Sandra Beisel, Cary Woods Elementary School
Jennifer Mesman, Richland Elementary School
Andrea Newman, Dean Road Elementary School
Kristina Passi, East Samford School
Julie Price, Creekside Elementary School
Jennifer Spencer, Pick Elementary School
Carolyn Wilson, Auburn Early Education Center
Phil Wilson, Ogletree Elementary School
FACES congratulates and honors the 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year for Auburn City Schools.
These thirteen masters of their crafts will be celebrated during the FACES Celebration Reception. Thank you for being teachers!
Beth Bass, Wrights Mill Road Elementary
Holly Bigham, Cary Woods Elementary
Anne Busbin, Richland Elementary
Seth Clark, Drake Middle School
Marlee Clifton, Auburn Early Ed
Liz Greathouse, Pick Elementary
Brad Hooks, Ogletree Elementary
Abby Kuhn, Creekside Elementary
Jacque Middleton, Auburn High School
Andrea Newman, Dean Road Elementary
Rebecca Vining, Auburn Junior High School
Jay Williams, East Samford School
Aleeza Zutter, Yarbrough Elementary School
FACES awards teacher grants for innovative and creative projects and resources in the classroom.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017-2018 FACES grants honored at a reception at the Chamber of Commerce. Auburn High School teachers won the top awards! Blake Busbin received the Carol Pittard Award with his grant Land of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement in East Alabama. The team of Betty Schiffer, Julie Wentworth, Lauren Ozment, Julie Echols, and Jessica Meade received the Dianne Wilson Award with their submission Tiger Mochas Squared. Both awards came with a cash prize to extend the impact of their grants. Go Auburn High School Tigers!
The 70 grants awarded included the following, each of whom earned the high score from those submitted at their respective schools:
Emily Antoniak, ESS, Medical Mystery Pathology
Melanie Beatty and Haleigh Rusk, AEEC, Fine Motor Fun
Blake Busbin, AHS, Land of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement in Alabama
Jennifer Dempsey, Amber Goolsby, & Amanda Kaye Bain, WMR, “Pay It Forward” with a Gift of Reading
Beverly Helm, DMS, Remembering the Great War: Alabama and World War I
Ginger Key, DRES, Rhythm and Rhyme: You Say It, I Play It!
Katie Lindsey and Shannon Brandt, YES, Reading Around the World in 30 Days
Rob Lyda, CWES, What Do You Do With an Idea? Code and Compose Melodies
Anne Roge and Laura Crowe, AJHS, Attach Yourself to Something Larger II
Rebecca Wall, RES, Cave Kids
Betty Weeden, PES, Sir Cumference’s Math Festival
Bruce Zutter, OES, Now You’re Cooking: Green Engineering Solar Ovens