Classroom Partnership Grants

The Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation will award twelve recipients of this year’s Classroom Partnership Grants Program at 2:30 p.m. April 17 at the local corporate office of Navarro Research and Engineering Inc., 669 Emory Valley Road. The grants total more than $50,000. The event is open to the
public and will include individual recognitions, demonstrations of previously awarded projects, and an address by Susan Hubbard, deputy for science and technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Foundation, supported by community partners, invests in classrooms and educational programs beyond
what public tax dollars can provide, to ensure the highest quality of education for all students.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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