Tag Archives: English

Grant Spotlight: Songs for Janie

April 18, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

One of the things that makes MLWGS a special place to learn is its location in the heart of Richmond.  It’s an easy walk to the Firehouse Theatre, which just hosted four performances of Songs for Janie, a musical interpretation by Tamara Wellons of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.  The Foundation funded a grant […]

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Grant Spotlight: SXSWEDU

March 12, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Due to the generous support of the Foundation, last week John Piersol travelled to Austin, TX to attend SXSWEDU, an education conference held the week before the larger SXSW festival.  While there he had the privilege of attending a wide variety of workshops and keynote events, including a look at the future of education with former Florida governor […]

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Grant Spotlight: Shakespeare in Staunton

May 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

This year, the MLWGS faculty has applied for nearly $25,000 worth of Foundation support in the category of classroom instructional activities.  Funding in this category is available for supplemental activities or materials that teachers would like to use to enrich their instruction.  In March, English instructor Janet Spencer received a grant to cover the cost […]

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2016-17 Taylor Teaching Award

January 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

We’re happy to welcome back English Department Chair Lisa Williams from her Taylor Teaching Award-funded trip to India!  The Taylor Teaching Award is named in honor of Pat Taylor, who dedicated decades of service to the Governor’s School as a founder, teacher, and administrator and who we are lucky to have still involved with our […]

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