Thomas Ford Memorial Grant: African Artist in Residence- Won Ldy Paye
- School Year: 2016-2017
- Applicants: Jessica Johnson, Lead Teacher Kristen Pildis, PattiFarquhar
- School: Bugbee
- Subjects: Visual Arts, Music, Language Arts, Social Studies, World Language
Won Ldy Paye is a multi talented author, artist and performer from Tapita, in the northeastern region of Liberia, West Africa. He will enhance the Africa section of the 1st Grade curriculum at Bugbee Elementary School. Won Ldy Paye has developed programs to bring West African culture and art in its most authentic and traditional form to the school. His programs help children to identify, analyze and appreciate other cultures.