In honor of Mrs. Fitzgerald, her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Rodney and Margo Fitzgerald, have established the annual “Lillie F. Fitzgerald Excellence in Teaching Award.” Lillie Frank Fitzgerald taught English and speech at Bradley County High School for 37 years. She was passionate about teaching, instilling into each student a love of learning and a…

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BCPEF, much like everyone, has navigated a challenging year, yet our grant process remains consistent.  Have you ever wondered how Bradley County and Cleveland City Schools receive funding from BCPEF?  There are two categories of grants  BCPEF manages: Major Grants and Teacher Grants.  Major Grants support major initiatives that address school wide or system goals…

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In 2016 EDGE Billboards, BCPEF and art teachers collaborated to publicly display the artistry and talent of local public school students.  As a result, the artists themselves, proud parents, teachers and the general public have been treated to billboards decorated  with images of the season or other artistic themes.  ArtSmart, the creative initiative of Key…

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Did you notice the rolling numbers as you opened our website? Did you realize that since 2004, BCPEF has raised 4.6 million dollars from private donors investing in innovative and strategically targeted programs and projects in the 2 local public school systems?  Why does BCPEF provide financial support for the Bradley County and Cleveland City…

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The path to learning has changed and educators have expanded their understanding and accommodations for diverse learning styles and needs of students across the country.  Here in our community, Cleveland High School has enthusiastically embraced these changes.  Through participation in the CHS STEMulation Lab, learners experience hands-on instruction across a broad range of subjects such…

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Though Covid-19 prevented teachers and students from a regular field trip to experience Shakespeare off campus, Bradley Central High School teachers and principals came to bat with creativity and excellence this November, bringing the experience to their students on BCHS’s campus. By splitting students into smaller groups and strategically scheduling each event, teachers were able…

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2020-2021, fifteen TEAM and individual Teacher Grants were awarded to 12 Bradley County and Cleveland City schools supporting innovative classroom projects not funded by the schools’ yearly budgets. Forty-eight creative and committed teachers were recipients of $55,000 in needed support through funding from the generosity of donors to BCPEF. These projects deliver measurable academic success…

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  Jim Williams said yes when asked to serve as an Executive Committee Member of Bradley Cleveland Public Education Foundation. It was a pivotable event starting in 2009, providing BCPEF with the service of an individual who was committed, capable, and caring. Even during the most recent Zoom Executive Committee meeting, June 2020, Jim served…

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Summer 2020, Charis Regan, BCHS Science Teacher, spearheaded a group of Bradley Central High School and Walker Valley High School teachers to design project-based experiences for their students to research, problem-solve, and create usable products for the local Bradley County and Cleveland, Tennessee community. This collaboration involved cross-curricular planning in Biology, Integrated Math, CTE Health…

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