Co-op Kenan Fellow Wins Educational Grant for Anson County Schools

Justin Jones, a science teacher at Ansonville Elementary School and Kenan Fellow educator who worked with Pee Dee Electric in 2016, was recently awarded a $175,000 grant through the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, a North Carolina-based independent private foundation dedicated to advancing the biomedical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities.

Jones (right) was presented the grant check by Burroughs Wellcome Fund Program Officer Alfred Mays.

The grant was provided as a “Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers,” and the funds will be used to expand the elementary science instructional programs at all elementary schools in the Anson County Schools system.