Chuck and Margie Barancik loved our community’s children and teachers. Because of Margie’s teaching career, they knew what research clearly states: a motivated and highly effective classroom teacher is the most crucial factor for a child’s academic success.
To honor Margie’s chosen profession, we launched the Time to Inspire Margie’s Educators Initiative, known as ‘TIME Fellowship,’ in 2020. The initiative awards 25 Sarasota County Schools educators up to $12,000 to help revitalize and renew their commitment to teaching. To date, 50 Sarasota County teachers, assistant principals, and principals have received fellowships in Margie’s honor.
Whether submitting a proposal individually or as part of a group, here are a few things to consider as you get started:
- Winning proposals are intellectually revitalizing, personally renewing, and seek to creatively expand the educator’s experiences.
- Proposals should be unique and provide opportunities for personal fulfillment that might otherwise not be available.
- Proposals should demonstrate attention to clarity, organization, planning, and research.
- While good stewardship of philanthropic funding is important, successful applicants often submit robust applications that take full advantage of the total funding potential.