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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
  • Darren Hornbeck

    Linganore High School
    Frederick, MD
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Spring
    $5,000

    Through “Using Fire to Fuel a Digital Curriculum,” Mr. Hornbeck and Mr. Burch will introduce tablets in their classrooms to pilot a social studies class titled “September 11 to the Present.” Due to the recentness of the subject matter, students will use primary source documents to anchor their studies. This completely digital approach to learning will offer exciting opportunities for heterogeneous groups of students from a variety of economic, social, and cultural backgrounds to access knowledge and assessments in a largely paperless classroom.

  • Deanne Beausoleil

    Chemeketa Community College
    Salem, OR
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2016, Spring
    $2,000

    To better identify with a growing Latino student population at Chemeketa Community College, Ms. Beausoleil will participate in a Spanish immersion experience in Mexico City. While there, Ms. Beausoleil will study the work of Mesoamerican artists and experience local culture. Upon returning, Ms. Beausoleil will present a diversified curriculum to students which will more accurately reflect the student body.

  • Dr. Anne Hornak

    Central Michigan University
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2016, Spring
    $2,000

    Dr. Hornak will attend an Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) seminar to obtain an IDI certification, which will allow her to administer and interpret IDI to students returning from study abroad experiences.  Dr. Hornak will focus on understanding the impact of international experiences on intercultural learning and cross cultural communication. The learning will help Dr. Hornak and her colleagues understand the impact IDI has on student learning and development.

  • Dr. Laura Lohman

    CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation
    Fullerton, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2016, Spring
    $5,000

    Dr. Lohman and Dr. Guillaume will facilitate a summer institute that will allow faculty to develop essential skills and model instructional materials to foster the academic achievement of first generation college students. The research based collegial study will support teaching and learning by improving student persistence, increasing graduation rates, and narrowing achievement gaps. Additionally, the work will expand faculty development opportunities to retain a diverse, high quality professional learning community.

  • Elissa Goldstein

    Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools
    Piscataway, NJ
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Spring
    $5,000

    To provide students a living laboratory in which they can conduct hands on experiments, Mrs. Goldstein and Ms. Buccino will lead a summer gardening program. Participating students will work with the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station to start the “Youth Farmstand Project,” which will provide students with job training through the entrepreneurial experience of owning and operating a small business. 

  • Erin Berryhill

    Northview High School
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Spring
    $5,000

    Mrs. Berryhill and colleagues will participate in the NextGen Science Exemplar System, a robust professional development study that will enable participants to gain skills around the Science and Engineering practices found in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Educators will use this practice, along with student discourse, to better implement the Michigan Science Standards, which are based on the NGSS.

  • Frances Meffen

    Dover Middle School
    Dover, NH
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2016, Spring
    $5,000

    Mrs. Frances will lead a collegial study group at the Teach for Teachers Summit, where they will learn to understand the paradigm shift of instructional practice from teacher centered to student centered. The cohort will also participate in the University of New Hampshire’s Teach camp, where they will research and develop projects to implement in their classrooms. The team will ultimately learn to practice as engineers who view the classroom as a place where students can continuously learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts. 

  • Jami Sikes

    Smiths Station High School
    Smiths Station, AL
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Spring
    $5,000

    Through “We Aren’t Clowning Around,” Mrs. Sikes and Mrs. Martin will guide students to think critically and solve problems through inquiry-based learning. Aligning with the Next Generation Science Standards, the project will address the need to have students experience science from a three-dimensional model. The project will allow students to create a Clownfish tank to make observations, conduct research, record and analyze data, measure outcomes, and draw conclusions based on results.

  • Jennifer Rue

    Wayne County Schools Career Center
    Smithville, OH
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Spring
    $2,000

    Mrs. Rue will participate in the Sneak on the Lot Summer Workshop, where she will learn the multiple phases of film production from film industry professionals. Workshop participants will develop stories, assemble filmscapes, create storyboards, schedule shoots, budget productions, film, and edit motion pictures. After completing the workshop, Mrs. Rue will bring her new skills into her classroom and assist students in creating a movie from start to finish in one week.

  • Jessica Knight

    Bridgman Elementary School
    Bridgman, MI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Spring
    $2,000

    To enhance her ability to communicate with Spanish speaking students and families districtwide, Ms. Knight will travel to Costa Rica and attend Centro Panamericano Idioms language school. The learning will allow Ms. Knight to bridge the language barrier and provide assistance to all families, as well as implement lessons of cultural awareness for the school. At the end of the program, Ms. Knight will have a deeper understanding of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture and customs. 

  • Judith Aschwanden

    St. Helena High School
    Saint Helena, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Spring
    $2,000

    Mrs. Aschwanden will attend the National Association of Agriculture Educators Conference, where she will present a workshop on implementing Next Generation Science Standards-based courses into school agriculture programs and leading lessons on hands on activities.  Additionally, Mrs. Aschwanden will attend workshops on program development, production agriculture, and student leadership.  Upon returning, Mrs. Aschwanden will use her newly gained knowledge to present a workshop at the California Agriculture Teachers Association Conference.

  • Julie McVey

    United West Elementary School
    Monmouth, IL
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Spring
    $5,000

    To meet the needs of struggling learners at United West Elementary, Mrs. McVey and Mrs. Lafever will use Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention Kits for literacy interventions. The kits will provide the materials necessary to implement intensive small group interventions for students who are performing below grade level expectations. Lessons will provide direct instruction in the areas of fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, word work, and writing about reading. Additionally, the kits will provide opportunities for students to take home leveled readers to practice with their families. 

  • Julie Reiss

    William E. Norris Elementary School
    Southampton, MA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Spring
    $5,000

    To increase students’ mastery of reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills, Ms. Reiss and a team of colleagues will participate in professional development led by Maryellen Moreau and purchase materials to implement Story Grammar Marker by MindWing. Teachers and speech language pathologists will utilize a research based literacy program to assist students in learning how to verbally tell stories and ultimately create their own written narratives. Teachers and students will use visuals and manipulatives to gain a deeper understanding of the components of a cohesive story.

  • Kristi Greeson

    Hartselle High School
    Hartselle, AL
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Spring
    $2,000

    Mrs. Greeson will attend the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, where she will focus on new classroom technologies and best practices for using technology as a teaching tool. After the conference, Mrs. Greeson will provide professional development opportunities to colleagues throughout the year, sharing what she learned at ISTE. Additionally, Mrs. Greeson will share information with other Instructional Technology Facilitators in the Hartselle City Schools system.

  • Kristin Miller

    Oberlin High School
    Oberlin, OH
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Spring
    $2,000

    To improve her professional practice and knowledge of the Polish educational system, Ms. Miller will participate in the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Teaching English in Poland Program. While in Poland Ms. Miller will pair and network with Polish teachers, share American best practices, and improve her own teaching using strategies and ideas learned from Polish colleagues. Upon her return she will share observations, photos, videos, artifacts, and content with colleagues, students, and her community.  Ms. Miller will assist her colleagues at Oberlin High School in incorporating her new knowledge into teaching practices and curriculum. 

  • Lauren Kutler

    Forestdale School
    Malden, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2016, Spring
    $2,000

    Ms. Kutler will attend the International Congress on Mathematical Education in Hamburg, Germany. During the conference, Ms. Kutler will participate in the Algebra Topic Study Group and attend a variety of lectures given by leading math educators. Ms. Kutler will network with math teachers and researchers from around the world and will bring back the best ideas to share with her colleagues and students, as well as the Math for America Boston community.

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