Excellence in Education Grants

The Junior League of Panama City partners with The Bay Education Foundation to administer the Excellence in Education grant program. The Excellence in Education grants reward teachers for using creative learning techniques in the classroom, and affords students opportunities that could not be funded otherwise.

Since the program’s inception in 2008, over $185,000 has been awarded to the local educators in partnership with the Bay Education Foundation and has impacted thousands of students within the classroom.

We would like to thank all of the teachers who apply for grants through this program. Your commitment to education allows the Junior League to further its mission within our community.

On October 24th, 2017 the EIE Committee attended the Bay District School Board meeting and presented our Junior League check to the Bay Education Foundation for  $14,000. There was also $1,000 available to the private school personnel, all of which was donated by the Junior League of Panama City.  

NEW 2019-2020 EIE Private School Application

Photo: Congratulations to Mrs. Fiser, a second grade teacher at Holy Nativity Episcopal School, for winning an Excellence in Education private school grant 2016-2017!

2020-2021 Private School Grant Winners

  • Jan Dykes, Catherine Churchill, and Lyn Morris from Holy Nativity Episcopal School

2019-2020 Private School Grant Winners

  • Alice Allen - Finding the "I" in SCIENCE - Holy Nativity Episcopal School 
  • Jan Dykes - Get WISE: Women in Science and Engineering - Holy Nativity Episcopal School
  • Lyn Morris - Robotic Revolution - Holy Nativity Episcopal School

2017-2018 Private School Grant Winners

  • Lyn Morris and Lauren Presser - Green with Envy - Holy Nativity Episcopal School
  • Laura McClain - Making Something Out Of Nothing - St. John The Evangelist Catholic School

2016-2107 Private School Grant Winners

  • Summer Himes - Garden of Amazing Grace - Holy Nativity Episcopal School 
  • Janet Fiser- Edible Landscape - Holy Nativity Episcopal School 

2014-2015 Private School Grant Winners

  • Andrea Kopp - Leveled Reader Library - St John The Evangelist Catholic School
  • Ellen Simpson - The Recipe for Pi - Covenant Christian School
  • Lynn M. Geren - Lights! Camera! Read! - Holy Nativity Episcopal School 
  • Audra Resler - Don't lose Your Marbles - Holy Nativity Episcopal School 
  • Audra Resler - Reading is for the Birds - Holy Nativity Episcopal School