R-MC has received a generous grant from the National Education Association (NEA).
The grant, which was submitted by Emily Wyatt ’11, will be used
to fund a college/community project with Beaverdam Elementary School.
The project will encourage the improvement of math scores for Beaverdam students.
R-MC students will create bags filled with math activities that the elementary students
can complete at home. Prizes will be awarded to those students who complete all
of the math activities, and a celebration at Beaverdam will take place in May.
“I am proud and pleased to have one of our students learn how to write a grant proposal,”
says Education Professor Brenda Davis. "Emily
Wyatt is a wonderful young woman and exemplifies the benefits of an R-MC education.”
Wyatt is a history major with a minor in elementary education.
Davis, who joined the R-MC faculty in 1985, earned her B.A. and M.A. from the University
of Richmond and her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University. She serves as the
chair of the education department.