Jeanna White

Jeanna White is a writer for the Mebane Charitable Foundation in Mocksville. Ten years as a substitute teacher for students from preschool through high school has given her a unique perspective and passion for education. White graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism.

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Perspective | Davie County preschool teachers share ideas and support through community PLC group

Stephanie Nelson, Davie County’s preschool collaborative teacher, asked teachers these questions during February’s community preschool professional learning community (PLC) meeting...

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Perspective | Book Harvest’s Dream Big book drive

“Everyone needs to become a good reader so that when they are an adult they will have a better life,”...

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Perspective | Kindergarten readiness showing tremendous gains in Davie County

Kindergarten readiness in Davie County has already shown tremendous gains in just the first two years of DavieLEADS, according to...

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Perspective | Mebane Foundation grant supports Wolfpack Literacy Partnership and Yadkin County Schools

“What would it take to get every single student in Yadkin County Schools reading on or above grade level? And...

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Brookstone graduates ‘giving back’ by returning as camp counselors

Ohana is Hawaiian for family, and for camp counselor Nataevia Dowling, that family includes the students and staff at Brookstone...

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Mebane Foundation grant helping Bookmarks deliver thousands of new books to school libraries

They are piled on tables, stacked in boxes, and filling up the small back room, but the employees at Bookmarks...

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Davie students sharpening literacy skills at 2019 Read to Achieve camp

Can 16 days transform a child’s educational experience? One hundred forty-four Davie County students are finding out as they attend...

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DavieLEADS brings Letterland to faith-based pre-K classrooms across Davie County

As the opening notes of the Letterland theme song began to play, 50 excited preschoolers dressed as their favorite Letterland...

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Cognitive ToyBox: Achieving early literacy in Davie County

Davie County Schools is continuing to make strides in addressing key challenges to kindergarten readiness. Through DavieLEADS, a partnership with...

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Yadkin County Schools and Mebane Foundation strengthen partnership

Based on the early success of a two-year $100,000 partnership between Yadkin County Schools, the Mebane Foundation, and Unifi, the...

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Make and take: DavieLEADS supporting early literacy teachers in Davie County

For two hours on a Monday afternoon, the Central Davie gym resembled a workshop. Seated at long tables, teachers were...

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Mebane Foundation giving the gift of reading through HillRAP

It’s 3:15 in the afternoon. While most of their friends are finished with school for the day, four third-grade girls...