Rocky Mount Telegram, March 12, 2019, by Amelia Harper
One Phillips Middle School teacher received the surprise of a lifetime Monday when she was told she had just won a $175,000 grant for herself, her school and for Edgecombe County Public Schools.
Casandra Cherry is in her second year as the math multi-classroom leader at the school. She previously taught math at South Edgecombe Middle School for eight years. On Monday, she learned that she is one of five North Carolina teachers to win the Career Award for Science and Mathematics, a $175,000 grant provided by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. No longer available in newspaper archive.