Since 1990, the Blount County Education Foundation (BCEF) has succeeded by delivering needed educational tools to students and teachers in all county schools. Core to the BCEF is the mini-grant program, typically funding more than 30 mini-grants each school year. BCEF is run by an all-volunteer staff with no paid employees. 100% of all donations go to the Blount County Schools. What that means is that every penny of your donated money goes to help students.
While a separate entity from the school system, the BCEF works closely with teachers, principals, and central administration to understand and address educational needs within our Blount County School System.
While a separate entity from the school system, the BCEF works closely with teachers, principals and central administration to understand and address the most pressing, unmet needs. The BCEF acts as a bridge between school needs and community resources by seeking both financial support and donated services from generous individuals and corporations.
- Provides mini-grants for educational programs
- Organizes annual Golf Tournament in the spring
- Organizes annual Turkey Trot for Education in November
- Coordinates Stuff the Bus (a school supply drive) during TN Tax Holiday weekend.
- In addition, each BCEF board member is assigned to a specific school(s) to ensure effective communication between the Foundation and every Blount County School.
BCEF Board of Directors
The BCEF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, operates with volunteer Board of Directors who come from a cross-section of the community and represent a variety of professional disciplines. All are focused on the BCEF mission of enhancing excellence in education for children of the Blount County School system.
President: Keith Troup, Y-12 Federal Credit Union
Vice President/President Elect: Scott Powell, DENSO
Vice President of Technology: Brittany Ford, Clayton Homes
Secretary: Sarah Jo Gregory, Clayton Homes
Treasurer: Victoria Scheidt, Clayton Homes
Betsy Cunningham, Y-12 Federal Credit Union
Nicole Human, Clayton Homes
Donna Boone, Walmart
Jay Blevins, Realty Executives
Michel Walker, Newell-Rubbermaid
Lacee Campbell, Clayton Homes
Brandi Breeden, ORNL Federal Credit Union
Katheryn Dunlap, Clayton Homes
Part-Time Summer Intern, McKenzie Sherman, Blount County School System
BCEF Meetings: The BCEF meets the second Wednesday of every other month at a designated Blount County School from 11:30am-1pm.
Rob Britt, Director of Blount County Schools.
2016-2017 Blount County Schools and Liaisons:
Carpenters Elementary: Victoria Scheidt, Clayton Homes
Carpenters Middle School: Victoria Scheidt, Clayton Homes
Eagleton Elementary: Brittany Ford, Clayton Homes
Eagleton Middle School: Brittany Ford, Clayton Homes
Everett Learning Opportunity Center: Sarah Jo Gregory, Clayton Homes
Fairview Elementary: Keith Troup, Y-12 Federal Credit Union
Friendsville Elementary: Michel Walker, Newell-Rubbermaid
Heritage High School: Jay Blevins, Realty Executives
Heritage Middle School: Jay Blevins, Realty Executives
Lanier Elementary: Scott Powell, DENSO
Mary Blount Elementary: Brandi Breeden, ORNL Federal Credit Union
Middlesettlements Elementary: Brandi Breeden, ORNL Federal Credit Union
Montvale Elementary: Lacee Campbell, Clayton Homes
Porter Elementary: Scott Powell, DENSO
Prospect Elementary: Scott Powell, DENSO
Rockford Elementary: Sarah Jo Gregory, Clayton Homes
Townsend Elementary: Katheryn Dunlap, Clayton Homes
Union Grove Elementary: Donna Boone, Walmart
Union Grove Middle School: Donna Boone, Walmart
Walland Elementary: Katheryn Dunlap, Clayton Homes
William Blount High School: Keith Troup, Y-12 Federal Credit Union
William Blount Freshman Academy: Keith Troup, Y-12 Federal Credit Union