Effective July 1, 2007 the Foundation will be responsible for the administration of the Richard Jenrette Teaching Excellence Awards, the Richard Jenrette Teacher Growth Grants and the Richard M. Jewell Teacher Excellence Awards.
In 1985 Richard Jenrette, a Broughton graduate, gave $100,000 to endow teaching chairs at Broughton to award teaching excellence, and $100,000 for an endowment to provide funds for teachers to participate in professional growth and curriculum enrichment opportunities. The Broughton Alumni Association led the effort to create the endowment for the Jewell awards, which are designed to recognize superior teachers, counselors and librarians. In recent years these grants and awards have been administered by Wake Education Partnership. The total award for the Jenrette Teaching Excellence award is $15,000 and the Jewell awards are up to $2500 for a maximum of four recipients per year.
The Jenrette Teacher Growth awards provide up to $300 for out-of-state opportunities and up to $200 for professional development in North Carolina.
The Jenrette Teaching Excellence award is given every three years and the Jewell awards are given in the years that the Jenrette is not given. Transfer of the three endowment funds for these awards from the Wake Education Partnership to the Foundation took place effective July 1, 2007. The Foundation has developed guidelines for the administration of these awards, which commenced in January 2008. A Jenrette/Jewell committee has been established to coordinate the administration of these awards.
Bob Womble is committee chair. To contact Bob, you may email him at "> or telephone him at (919) 743-7309.
The 2009 Jewell Teaching Excellence Award winners were Julia Royall and John Rothenberg..