New Albany High School Endowment Winners


New Albany Middle School Endowment Winners


NASTUC (Alternative School) Endowment Winners


The Dean Provence Endowment for Excellence in Education recently announced the allocation of funds totaling $12,932.00 to teachers in the New Albany School District (NASD). In an effort to maximize the effectiveness of the awards, grants were directed to New Albany High  School, New Albany Middle School, and NASTUC Alternative School. Endowment funding will be used for equipment and materials in the classroom that are not normally covered by the school budget.

The Endowment for Excellence in Education was begun in 1986 as the vision of School Board member Dean Provence. Provence, a New Albany native, was an active volunteer in both school and community activities. Through his volunteer efforts, he recognized the need for additional funding in the schools for projects and classroom materials, and was instrumental in establishing the endowment fund. Following his death, the locally supported endowment fund was renamed in memory of Provence and has continued to provide needed funding to classrooms in the New Albany Schools for more than twenty years. Since 1986, the Endowment has provided approximately $293,000 in support to the NASD.

The endowment is funded through individual and corporate contributions and fundraising events sponsored by the Endowment Board. Contributions to the Dean Provence Endowment for Excellence in Education are accepted throughout the year and may be mailed to 301 Hwy. 15 North, New Albany, MS 38652.


New Albany High School

Teacher(s)                                        Allocation

*Jana Edwards                                    Clickers

*Kimberly Langley                            Cricut Expression

*Tamara Waldrop                              Nook Color e-readers/books

*English Department                        Novels

(Day, Ball, Garrett, King, Rodgers, Trout)

New Albany Middle School

Teacher(s)                                        Allocation

*Melissa Luna                                      Library Books/Printer

*Lauren Labella                                  Interwrite Pad

*Miller, Ranager, Gillean,              Dry Erase boards/erasers

Stacy, Dunn, Moody, Horn

*Tracy Vainisi                                      Encyclopedia Reference Books

*Melissa Tate                                        5 Apple IPads

NASTUC (Alternative School)

Teacher(s)                                        Allocation

*Minerva Graham & Brad Gray     Scantron Scanner