From left, Mayo Boddie, George Whitaker, Nancy Liipfert, Tom Maze, RMA director of advancement, Beth Covolo, RMA head of school, Gus Tulloss, Billy Baker, Vince Durham and Joe Edwards.

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From left, Mayo Boddie, George Whitaker, Nancy Liipfert, Tom Maze, RMA director of advancement, Beth Covolo, RMA head of school, Gus Tulloss, Billy Baker, Vince Durham and Joe Edwards.

Rocky Mount Academy receives $4,500

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Rocky Mount Academy recently received a grant of $4,500 from the DeLeon Carter Foundation to be used toward the purchase of a wireless mobile laptop lab. In the spring 2012, Rocky Mount Academy launched its EDGE Technology Program. All faculty along with Middle and Upper School students have been issued a Lenovo ThinkPad for home and school use. In addition, two dedicated digital labs serve all students as well as parents and the community.

With the grant from the DeLeon Carter Foundation, RMA will support the further integration of technology by turning any Lower School classroom into a computer lab and allowing for the unique reconfiguration of any classroom to meet the needs of a particular lesson or learning objective. Other enhancements to the lab will include the use of a projector, scanner, digital camera, digital camcorder, and printer.

“We are most appreciative to the DeLeon Carter Foundation for their support of Rocky Mount Academy and our technology program. While technology will never replace our number one asset – our teachers - it is an extremely valuable tool that is being used daily to prepare students to communicate, collaborate, innovate, and create,” said Head of School Beth Covolo.

The DeLeon Carter Foundation was established in 1987 in memory of DeLeon Carter, who was a prominent area businessman and owner of Carter Farms.

The foundation helps fund special education and charitable projects that contribute to the cultural enrichment and beautification of the community. The foundation has also supported RMA in past projects including a piano lab, world percussion drum set and new stage lighting.