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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
  • Alecia Moran

    Lake Placid Middle School
    Lake Placid, FL
    Student Success Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2019, Fall
    $5,000

    To inspire students to plan for and work towards possible STEM careers, Mrs. Moran and Mrs. Bauder will launch a robotics program. Through a series of hands-on, problem-based lessons, students will understand the design process and extend their design thinking across multiple subjects. Students will design, build, and program their creations while expanding their creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

  • Andrew Edwards

    Lindberg High School
    Saint Louis, MO
    Student Success Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2019, Fall
    $5,000

    Lindbergh High School AP/IB students will utilize new technology to expand their scope of laboratory preparedness, think critically in team settings, and instill an exploratory sense of science. Students will benefit from new laboratory equipment by engaging in new and rigorous learning opportunities and will use new software technology to analyze their data. Mr. Edwards will take student data to other AP/IB science disciplines and work with colleagues to better enhance learning opportunities across all grade levels.

  • Andrew Frogue

    Covina High School
    Covina, CA
    Student Success Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2019, Fall
    $5,000

    Through “Robotics Rocks,” Mr. Frouge and Mr. Garcia will develop and promote a competitive robotics team for Covina High School’s engineering students. Students will design, build, test, redesign, and complete robots that they will use to compete in multiple regional competitions throughout the school year. Through their work, students will learn the fundamentals of design thinking while strengthening their teamwork via collaborative goal setting.

  • Arria Merrill

    Beach School
    Lummi Island, WA
    Student Success Grant
    Grades K-5
    2019, Fall
    $5,000

    Students from Beach School will work together with students in Pescadero, Baja California del Sur to learn about each other’s schools and surrounding environments. Students will read about and share animal and plant related cultural and folkloric stories and explore their surrounding areas to learn about local native plants. The project will culminate with students from both schools creating and developing English and Spanish bilingual field guides that will identify and label plants and animals of each region.

  • 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.

  • Brenda Klawonn

    Aurora High School
    Aurora, NE
    Student Success Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2019, Fall
    $5,000

    To give students a better understanding of business career pathways, Ms. Klawonn and Ms. Hixson will create an apparel company that students will organize and operate. Students will manage all aspects of the company, including production, marketing, record keeping, inventory control, and design. Students will work in teams to meet deadlines, assist clients, and safely operate equipment with the goal of making the company self-funding.

  • Brenda Mullin

    Garret Schenck Elementary School
    Anson, ME
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2019, Fall
    $2,000

    To improve social studies practices and to better understand past cultural heritages, Mrs. Mullin and a team of colleagues will gain knowledge from experts by learning about 19th century rural life in Maine and the agrarian activities of the native Wabanakis. The team will work with a Maine Native educator to learn about the events that shape the state, including indigenous culture and history and the consequences of colonization. The knowledge gained from these sessions will prepare educators to assist their students in understanding the complex cultural tapestry of Maine.

  • Carl Junier

    Normandin Middle School
    New Bedford, MA
    Student Success Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2019, Fall
    $5,000

    Students at Normandin Middle School will use 3D software to invent, design, and create prototypes of various products using the engineering design process. Throughout the year, students will learn to expand on their own ideas while understanding the importance of working together as a team. Students will test and redesign their work and use feedback and data analysis to increase their knowledge as they progress through increasingly challenging projects.

  • Carmen Hill

    Gateway Elementary School
    Saint Louis, MO
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2019, Fall
    $5,000

    To address the district’s shortage of school medical personnel and empower all educators with the knowledge and skills of emergency rescue, a team of school nurses will become Certified CPR and First Aid Trainers from the American Heart Association. Through these trainings, Ms. Hill and her team will create and facilitate workshops to certify educators in surrounding districts as well as educators at national professional development forums. The program will serve as a means of scaling and spreading needed certifications to educators across the country.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Fernanda Ferreira

    Bridgewater State University
    Bridgewater, MA
    Student Success Grant
    Higher Education
    2019, Fall
    $5,000

    Bridgewater State University and Brockton High School faculty will collaborate to offer a Portuguese language college course to high school students who already have a background in that language. The dual-enrollment course will develop students’ academic language and increase their global opportunities. As students learn about language for special purposes, they will build the intercultural communication skills necessary for global learning and engagement.

  • Dr. Patricia Cavanaugh

    Saginaw Valley State University
    University Center, MI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2019, Fall
    $5,000

    Dr. Cavanaugh and Mr. Pawlak will introduce a cross-curricular literacy strategies professional learning community that will improve educators’ abilities to incorporate reading, writing, speaking, and listening strategies through environmental issues and three novels (“The Lorax,” “The Giver,” and “Hoot”). While primary and secondary students read, university classes will read the same novels. K-12 students will record questions about the novels to send to the university students who in return will record and send responses. Dr. Cavanaugh will offer workshops of the program to interested educators and administrators at regional schools.

  • Dr. Sharon Peck

    SUNY Geneseo
    Geneso, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-6
    2019, Fall
    $5,000

    Dr. Peck and Dr. Shema will develop workshops for K-6 educators focusing on the curricular benefits of face-to-face classroom games, where participants play various games to become familiar with their benefits and limitations, read and discuss empirical literature about the cognitive and socio-emotional development learning that occurs during gameplay, and understand the mechanics of game design. Participating educators will be able to articulate the value of games in learning, incorporate games into curriculum, and modify, adapt, and create their own games. The team will present findings at conferences and use the data to inform course instruction for teacher candidates.

  • Elizabeth Lien

    Riverside School
    Princeton, NJ
    -1
    Grades K-5
    2019, Fall
    $5,000

    To combat pervasive societal perceptions that often paint disabled, minority, and economically disadvantaged students as troublemakers, Ms. Lien and her team will address the disparity found in the disciplinary and instructional practices that exist in classrooms. Through the learning experience and an emerging equity lens, the team will identify culturally responsive ways to engage at-risk students. The cohort will leverage students’ unique talents, voices, and ways of being, which have been historically negated, to cultivate a culture of understanding and respect in their schools.

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