Published On: Thu, Mar 21st, 2013

Harrah’s Cherokee donation to help Cherokee Elementary students

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort has donated $25,000 to the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT). The sponsorship will be used to continue funding a Cherokee Elementary School program that encourages teachers to share skills, experiences, teaching methods, and ideas for the best education practices to advance students in the classroom.

Jo Blaylock (right), Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort’s vice president of human resources and external relations, presents NCCAT with a $25,000 sponsorhip check to continue funding a program at Cherokee Elementary that challenges teachers to increase student achievement and accelerate learning.  The donation was accepted by Dr. Elaine Franklin (left), NCCAT executive director, and Deborah Teitelbaum, NCCAT center fellow.  (Harrah's Cherokee photo)

Jo Blaylock (right), Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort’s vice president of human resources and external relations, presents NCCAT with a $25,000 sponsorship check to continue funding a program at Cherokee Elementary that challenges teachers to increase student achievement and accelerate learning. The donation was accepted by Dr. Elaine Franklin (left), NCCAT executive director, and Deborah Teitelbaum, NCCAT center fellow. (Harrah’s Cherokee photo)

In collaboration with Cherokee Elementary School leadership, NCCAT’s goal is to increase student achievement, raise teacher efficacy, accelerate student learning, and strengthen the school’s academic goals and community values.

“The funds being given today will go on to affect students at Cherokee Elementary School for years to come,” said Jo Blaylock, vice president of human resources and external relations. “Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is happy to be a partner with NCCAT and promote positive change in education.”

Harrah’s Cherokee’s code of commitment focuses sponsorship funding and giving strategies to areas of education, health, seniors, civic, and diversity in the Western North Carolina region and this is the second year they have donated $25,000 to the institution. Harrah’s Cherokee and NCCAT recognize teachers who are critical to the success of student learning and will continue partnerships to support education initiatives.

– Harrah’s Cherokee 

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