Cabot Teachers Receive $10,500 Surprise!
Oct 26, 2018
Sixteen Cabot teachers and three Cabot schools were recently surprised with a total of $10,500 dollars!
Each of our 2017-2018 “Teachers with Heart” winners received $500 dollar gift cards courtesy of Coca-Cola Consolidated and one teacher received an additional $1,000 dollars from Kroger.
Our overall district winner, Cabot Junior High North teacher Michael Ballard was surprised in his classroom Wednesday, October 24th, by Coca-Cola Consolidated and Kroger representatives, as well as a camera crew.
Coca-Cola Consolidated and Kroger teamed up this week to honor “Stars in Education” throughout Central Arkansas. Seven school districts including Cabot Public Schools (Benton, Byrant, Conway, Pulaski County, Little Rock, and North Little Rock) had the opportunity to surprise their much deserving educators.
One teacher from every school, 150 educators in all, received the $500 dollars gift cards and seven overall district winners, were gifted with the additional $1,000 dollars!
All 150 nominees have been invited to a gala that will take place at the Clinton Presidential Center. Guests will enjoy live music, dinner, and a ceremony honoring all our teachers and their hard work to support their families and students throughout the year.
Governor Asa Hutchinson, superintendents, and mayors from all seven school districts have been invited to the event.
Congratulations to our following educators:
Overall District Winner:
CJHN – Michael Ballard
Anna Cullum -- Stagecoach Elementary
Sarah Fryar -- Ward Central Elementary
Becki Warren -- Magness Creek Elementary
Whitney Walker -- Westside Elementary
Jennifer Giese -- Southside Elementary (CMSS)
Hannah Pigman -- Northside Elementary (Central)
Vanessa Hamilton -- Eastside Elementary
Jamie Oitker -- Central Elementary
Ashley Spruiell -- Mountain Springs Elementary
Sherri Leonard -- Cabot Learning Academy
Laura Hicks -- Cabot Middle School South
Michael Ballard -- Cabot Junior High North
Adam Collie -- Cabot Junior High South
Justin Acree -- Cabot Freshman Academy
Ginger Mills -- Cabot High School
Bianca Pernillo -- Cabot High School
Coca-Cola Consolidated wanted to make sure every school was represented and also gifted principals at Cabot Middle School North, Academic Center of Excellence (ACE), and ACE-North with $500 dollars each for their schools.
A big thank you to Coca-Cola Consolidated, Coca-Cola, and Kroger for celebrating our stars in education and congratulations again to all our outstanding educators!
Click HERE for the official Press Release and more information.
Congratulations @juniorhighnorth Mr. Ballard! After being awarded $500 from @CokeCCBCC he was surprised in class with an additional $1,000 from @kroger! Thatâ€™s $1,500! Thank you Coca-Cola Consolidated & Kroger for celebrating â€œStars in Education!â€� pic.twitter.com/XF2Kdln8sB— Cabot Public Schools (@cabotsd) October 26, 2018
What a fantastic surprise for @juniorhighnorth's Mr. Ballard! @CokeCCBCC & @kroger reps surprised him this week and awarded Mr. Ballard an additional $1,000 on top of the $500 he recently received! He is our overall district winner. Thank you for celebrating amazing educators. pic.twitter.com/42ZFYySLEY— Cabot Public Schools (@cabotsd) October 26, 2018