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Grantee Archive

Our grantees represent educators from all parts of the U.S. and cover all grade levels and subject areas. Below you will find a searchable database of all of the projects we’ve funded in the past 3 years.

Type of grant received
Grade level taught
Subject taught
State where grantee teaches
  • Angela Gray

    Alton High School
    Alton, IL
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Fall
    $2,000.00

    Mrs. Gray and Ms. Wittman will develop weekly group counseling sessions for at risk high school girls to develop awareness about Relational Aggression (RA) among teen girls. Mrs. Gray and Ms. Wittman will use several curriculum materials to increase awareness of RA, encourage empathy and tolerance, and improve self-control and coping skills. Participating students will be trained to act as mentors to younger girls, and the program will set the foundation to later include at risk boys.

  • Beverly Wilson

    Lincoln Middle School
    Cottage Grove, OR
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    The Lincoln Middle School science team will use the transition to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as a vehicle for developing a cohesive science program. Program activities will engage students and foster creative inquiry through Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning projects. The program will reform around NGSS by developing STEAM experiences and other meaningful experiences for students that encourage students to explore their inner scientist through experiential learning.

  • Carrie Miller-DeBoer

    Crooked Oak Public Schools
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-12
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    Dr. Miller-DeBoer and Ms. Kattestad will work with colleagues to design personal narrative writing and research prompts that will encourage students and educators to write and research side-by-side. After completing the writing and research component, educators and students will present their findings at a community learning carnival. The teams will translate their research for multiple audiences in ways that will allow carnival attendees to engage in research through play.

  • Cynthia Duncan

    Selmer Middle School
    Selmer, TN
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    Through “Growing Minds,” students at Selmer Middle School will learn to garden through aeroponics, a process of growing plants in a mist environment. The project will foster students’ creative thinking and problem solving skills while helping them meet state standards. Students will connect textbook knowledge with hands-on experiences as they compare aeroponic farming with traditional farming methods.

  • Dana Moore

    Bethel Manor Elementary School
    Langley AFB, VA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Ritchie will use a flipped model approach to work with students to meet a variety of academic goals. Using tablets, students will interact with Google Classroom, watch flipped-classroom instructional videos, play educational games, and receive differentiated instruction. Familiar technology will allow students to excel in learning in and outside of the classroom and act as a driver for self-directed learning.

  • Hannah Barden

    Main Street Middle School
    Montpelier, VT
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    The “Cultural Proficiency Development” project will improve school climate for diverse students by providing educators training in cultural competence, implicit bias, and culturally inclusive curriculum. The project will allow Ms. Barden and her team to build a safe and supportive community for students from diverse backgrounds by increasing educator awareness of systemic inequities. Educators will incorporate cultural proficiency into curriculum and provide opportunities for students to participate in diversity discussion groups.

  • Jasmine Puderbaugh

    Robinson Middle School
    Topeka, KS
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Fall
    $2,000.00

    To develop leadership within her building and district, Ms. Puderbaugh will attend the National Association for Gifted Children Conference. While there, Ms. Puderbaugh will focus on receiving training in consultation for differentiation as well as identification of gifted students in poverty. Upon returning from the conference Ms. Puderbaugh will work with general education teachers in her building to provide academic differentiation for high ability students in the classroom.

  • Jennifer Jolley

    Palm Bay Magnet High School
    Melbourne, FL
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Fall
    $2,000.00

    Ms. Jolley will attend the National Council for the Social Studies Conference, where she will further her knowledge of the Inquiry Design Model and the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework. While there, Ms. Jolley will attend pedagogical and content related workshops that will engage her students with inquiry instruction. Upon returning, Ms. Jolley will share her findings with social studies educators in her district.

  • Jennifer Kibler

    East Aurora School District
    East Aurora, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Fall
    $2,000.00

    Ms. Kibler will participate in “From Intervention to Invention: Inspiring Young Mathematicians,” a professional development and instructional initiative that will focus on math remediation and the application of those skills in highly motivating invention projects. Ms. Kibler will then lead her colleagues in professional development activities that will enhance their math instructional skills. As a result, participants will implement standards-specific math intervention themes that will lead to student invention challenges.

  • Kathy Bosiak

    Lincolnton High School
    Lincolnton, NC
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    To better understand the obstacles faced by first generation and low income learners, Mrs. Bosiak and Mr. Teague will attend the GlobalMindEd Conference. The team will frame issues faced in their Title 1 School through an international lens that will offer new perspectives on student success rates and ways to make global skills and issues relevant to students.

  • Kristal Doolin

    Corbin Independent Schools
    Corbin, KY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-12
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    Through the “Corbin Community Virtual Reality Tour,” Mrs. Doolin and Mrs. McHargue will oversee a multi-purpose project with community service and learning outcomes for both educators and students. While participating in professional development, educators will facilitate a student led project that will allow students to learn about world traditions, culture, and geography through virtual reality. Design thinking strategies and innovative techniques will allow true project based experiences wherein students will communicate, collaborate, and create for a global audience.

  • Laura Warren

    Riverview Elementary School
    Lebanon, OR
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Fall
    $2,000.00

    To meet the needs of struggling students, Ms. Warren will attend the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education’s Advanced Continuum Orton Gillingham training. Ms. Warren will learn strategies that are appropriate for every tier of the Response to Intervention model, with a particular focus on students with dyslexic tendencies. Upon returning, Ms. Warren will share newly learned strategies through professional development with fellow para-educators and certified staff in her school and district.

  • Lisa Etheridge

    Troy University
    Troy, AL
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    Drs. Etheridge and Jewell will evaluate the impact of field experiences on mentoring teachers and teacher candidates by examining how pairs of educators with different experience levels and expectations respond to shared learning prompts. This action research will allow Drs. Etheridge and Jewell to evaluate how educators look at field experiences and how professional learning communities might be beneficial to the mentor-mentee relationship.

  • Maria Le

    Central Park Elementary School/Roseville Area Schools
    Roseville, MN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    Ms. Le and Ms. Grigsby will lead a differentiated professional development for educators of color and provide a support network for issues these educators regularly face. The group will utilize ?Edu-Breakout? kits for team building activities and will use the kits to implement STEM in the classroom. The group will discuss micro-aggressions, hold a self-care workshop, and conduct electronic field trips to bring absent narratives to their classrooms.

  • Marla Kilfoyle

    Oceanside High School
    Oceanside , NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    To ensure that their students’ parents are comfortable with their children working with online tools in school, Ms. Kilfoyle and Ms. Tomlinson will partner with the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy to create and distribute a teacher toolkit. The toolkit will include fact sheets, checklists, and steps educators can take to ensure that their students’ personal information is not breached. Once complete, the toolkit will be shared via local and regional education organizations.

  • Maryann Molishus

    Goodnoe Elementary School
    Newtown, PA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Fall
    $2,000.00

    Ms. Molishus will work with colleagues to integrate digital fabrication and mathematics with art. The project will allow students to benefit from math manipulatives and multiple models to help them learn geometry and measurement. Through two fabrication stations, students will have opportunities to work through various challenges that encourage inquiry, problem solving, and collaboration.

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