Extra Yard for Teachers



The Military Bowl Foundation, in partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation and our sponsor Wegmans, will honor teachers in the National Capital Region who go above and beyond for their students! The Extra Yard for Teachers program provides grants to deserving teachers to use in their classrooms and for their students.

Through the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers program and sponsored locally by Wegmans, the Military Bowl Foundation is providing grants to 10 teachers with connections to the military from across the National Capital Region

  • Erina David-Hampton, Raymond Elementary School, DC Public Schools: Third to fifth grade teacher served as a nurse in the Air Force Reserve for 20 years, stationed on bases in Texas, Colorado, New Jersey and Maryland.
  • Heather Dunn, Perrywood Elementary School, Prince George’s County Public Schools: Kindergarten teacher’s brother is a U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Liberty in North Carolina.
  • Sherri Evans, South Lakes High School, Fairfax County Public Schools: Geometry teacher is the daughter of a private first class in the Hawaii National Guard, her husband graduated from Army and had duty assignments in Germany, Turkey and Japan.
  • Carmen Faulkner, Bunker Hill Elementary School, DC Public Schools: Second grade teacher served as a specialist in the HHC DISCOM Company stationed at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Ashley Forster, Hayfield Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools: Special education teacher is a military spouse. Her husband served 21 years in the Coast Guard before retiring as a chief warrant officer.
  • Megan Lynch, Arundel High School, Anne Arundel County Public Schools: Special education teacher is the daughter of an Air Force veteran. She plans to use the grant to purchase vocational task supplies and manipulatives for students to use in her classroom.
  • Anna Marie Sebly, Broadneck Elementary School, Anne Arundel County Public Schools: Kindergarten teacher served in the Navy and her brother served in the Air Force.
  • David Stevens, Windsor Knolls Middle School, Frederick County Public Schools: Computer science teacher is a sergeant in the Maryland Army National Guard; his father served during the Vietnam War and grandfather served during the Korean War.
  • Heather Walters, Dogwood Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools: Third grade teacher served seven years in the Army, including two deployments to Afghanistan and one to Egypt. Met her husband in the Army; he recently retired after serving for 20 years.
  • Shane West, South River High School, Anne Arundel County Public Schools: English and history teacher’s family has a tradition of military service. He served for 16 years, enlisting in the Navy and serving as an officer in the Army. 
We caught up with some of these teachers to discover how they’ve utilized their grants!
“I am redoing my entire library. The books, bins, chairs… are so old and torn.  Many of them are from when I started teaching 23 years ago. A beautiful new carpet has arrived, new bins with labels, new books, some new decorations to make it lively and inviting.  I have some new seating I am waiting for, and a few more sets of books.”
Anna Marie Sebly, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
“I used my funds to get some much-needed activities for my classroom! We have new puzzles, games, file folder activities, and task boxes, which have not only been a blessing this year, but will continue to be a huge help next year and the years beyond! I was even able to get a bookshelf, which may not seem like much, but it’s made a huge difference in my room. We can now have a dedicated reading area and use it to divide the room. I cannot thank the Military Bowl and Wegmans enough for all they’ve done for our classroom. The impact of this grant will be felt for years to come!”
Ashley Forster, Fairfax County Public Schools
“We purchased 4 computer laptops with your generous donation through Donors Chose. Prior to purchasing these computers, we had one Surface Pro for 22 students. My students are excited by these wonderful new computers. My students look forward to their turn on the computer to sign on to Clever and use iReady Math, Zearn, and several other educational programs to learn math and science. In addition, I am ecstatic because the Spanish Language Teacher use the computers in my classroom with my students. She has taught the students how to log on to an Educational Language program. This interactive computer program teaches my students to read and write Spanish. Wow! We value each and every one of the supporters and appreciate their donation that is providing my students to have technology in the classroom.”
– Carmen Faulkner, DC Public Schools
” I have purchased dash bots so the students can learn to code, anchor chart paper and markers for the use of referencing lessons, a Bluetooth speaker for motivational Friday, and an organizer for the students.”
– Heather Walters, Fairfax County Public Schools
“The funds from the Military Bowl Grant were used to expand our makers space. We added a resin printer and curers, as well as some memory cards. This means our students, both in classes and clubs, can make seamless, durable prints, that can be used for work, play, or display. Thank you for your help in making this happen!”
– David Stevens, Frederick County Public Schools