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We are excited to announce the winner of our Teacher Grant for this year, Caitlin King, a fourth grade teacher at Westwood Elementary!

Caitlin plans to use the $1,750 grant for an innovative schoolwide book club where all students, teachers, and staff members will read the same book at the same time. The book’s themes will then be integrated into classroom lessons and activities. The goal is to promote family literacy while building reading comprehension among students.

HopeSouth CEO Faye Crocker says, “We were so impressed by Caitlin’s enthusiasm for wanting to create a program that will impact the entire school. [The Teacher Grant Program] is our way of thanking teachers like Caitlin for their role in promoting literacy and lifelong learning for our children in Abbeville County.”

Congratulations, Caitlin, and a sincere thank you to all of the teachers who help the students in our community!