MAKO Medical Laboratories, an innovative reference laboratory led by Chad Price, has matched the Vance County Public School Foundation’s $5,000 funding for local teachers. The generous donation will go toward the Learning that Extends Actual Performances (LEAP) grants, a series of mini-grants available to educators in the area. By supporting educational ideas and quality programs, the grants could make a real difference to the level of education these professionals can offer students within the Vance County region.
“The foundation appreciates MAKO’s support for our mission of promoting quality programs in public schools,” said Aarika Sandlin, Public Information Officer for Vance County Schools. “We will ensure that these mini-grants have the greatest impact on our educators and students.”
Starting in August 2021, the LEAP grants will be available to educators in the local area. News of how teachers can apply for the funding and the specific criteria that they will have to meet will become available in the coming weeks. The combined donations from the Vance County Public School Foundation and MAKO Medical Laboratories bring the total sum of funding to a massive $10,000. That figure will go towards helping teachers enhance their teaching approaches and offer students real value when it comes to their strategies.
The Vance County Public School Foundation has made both the recruitment and the retention of teachers a top priority in the near future. Ensuring that the region has the highest possible standard of educators could make a world of difference to individuals across the region. Moreover, enhancing both the services and programs that are available to students is a long-standing priority for the foundation. The LEAP grants are the latest in a long line of support that the foundation has offered educators over recent years.
Seeing the excellent work of the foundation, Chad Price and the team at MAKO Medical Laboratories made the landmark decision to match its latest donation. The nationally recognized healthcare brand has a long history of supporting local, community-based initiatives and saw the indisputable potential the LEAP grants have to offer. “MAKO Medical values the vital work of educators. We are honored to be able to help educators implement their innovative ideas in the classrooms,” said Josh Arant, COO, MAKO Medical Laboratories.
The LEAP grants are an annual program and part of a co-sponsorship deal with the Teacher Executive Institute alongside the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce. Aside from this program, the foundation offers monetary awards to the local teacher of the year, the principal of the year, and the teachers who gain National Board Certification. The foundation’s ongoing support of Vance County educators is a testament to its commitment to improving the educational standards of the region as a whole.
“We welcome additional donations for companies and individuals wanting to support our Vance County educators. We all know how tough 2020 was on students, teachers, and families. Helping our teachers enact their innovative ideas to improve classroom performance is a great way to support teachers and students,” continued Aarika Sandlin, when the foundation announced MAKO Medical Laboratories’ supplementary donation to the mini-grant program.
As one of the region’s leading COVID-19 testing and research labs, MAKO Medical Laboratories has played a significant role in battling the pandemic. Last year, CEO Chad Price transformed the healthcare company’s services and doubled its capacity to support the cause. The expert team of technicians and researchers uses the latest sequencing processes to analyze thousands of samples from tests gathered across 43 states. Thanks to this vital research and tracking process, the team has been key in identifying a variety of mutations of the COVID-19 virus, such as the B.1.351 and B.1.429 variants.
About MAKO Medical Laboratories
Supported by an expert team of nationally recognized doctors and PhDs, MAKO Medical Laboratories is a leader in both methodology development and pathological services. The game-changing testing company and labs prioritize patients by offering complete transparency from start to finish.
Started in 2014 by Chad Price, Adam Price, and Josh Arant, the well-known medical brand aims to disrupt the sector while also supporting veterans with ongoing employment opportunities. Additionally, the company combines a wealth of new technology including robotics, app platforms, and cloud-based tech. In response to the pandemic, the laboratories have increased their capacity and adapted services to offer accurate testing.
Chad Price is the CEO of MAKO Medical Laboratories. He has had a long entrepreneurial career previously co-founding BrideGenie and founding Element Services Group Mechanical LLC. He has played a major role in starting Cary Reconstruction and is a board member for Trill A.I. Moreover, the expert currently offers a variety of tailored consulting services to companies embarking on new mergers or primed for growth.