Pre-K students receive free laptops

Thanks to a generous donation by Cheatham County resident Dr. Alan Kulkin, our Pre-K students have their own personal touch-screen laptop.

Kulkin, a retired 30-year educator originally from New York, recently set up the Carolyn Kulkin Fund for Education and Community through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

The fund honors his late wife, Carolyn, who passed away last December. She was also a longtime educator.

Kulkin contacted the school district earlier this year and wanted to fund an initiative that would benefit our youngest students.

This technology resource is incredibly valuable to our students so they can properly learn how to practice good digital citizenship and best utilize the resources effectively.

The laptops will be used academically in the classroom and families will be able to check them out during Christmas break and spring break.

The district has Pre-K classes at four elementary schools: Ashland City, East Cheatham, West Cheatham and Pegram.

Pre-K Supervisor Emily Staggs and Technology Supervisor Will Lockert recently hosted parent information and training meetings at each school.

Parents and students received a hands-on introduction to the computers and Kulkin was able to meet with the parents and students this will benefit. 

Kulkin said he appreciates the support he received from district leaders to fulfill his request and he believes the laptops will prepare the Pre-K students for future academic success.