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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
  • Joe Heilman

    Adams Elementary School
    Hamilton, OH
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Integrating language arts with citizenship learning, Mr. Heilman and Ms. Meyer form an international ePal program. Students use a Web camera to see each other as they engage in discussions with peers throughout the world about customs, traditions, and beliefs. At the conclusion of the project, Mr. Heilman’s and Ms. Meyer’s students create a presentation for their parents and the school community.

  • Joseph Rodrigues

    Harris Agriscience & Technology Center
    Bloomfield, CT
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Spring

    The “Invasive Plant Field Study” project applies environmental science to the students’ lives. Mr. Rodrigues, Mr. Dashefsky, and Ms. LeBlonde help students conduct field research to investigate the detrimental effects invasive organisms and purple loosestrife, an aggressive perennial plant, have on the local environment. Based on their research, students create a public awareness campaign for their own school.

  • Joy Carter

    Bethune Elementary School of the Arts
    Hollywood, FL
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Carter leads a lesson study group of all fourth-grade teachers to develop and implement mathematics units that increase student achievement. The group analyzes data to identify concepts that students have not mastered, and researches best practices to create lessons addressing those concepts.

  • Joyce Roberta Miller-Alper

    Spring Branch School of Choice
    Houston, TX
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Spring

    To give their disadvantaged students practical experience with the political process, Ms. Miller-Alper, Ms. Frimel, and Mr. Koupa design a political science curriculum that focuses on voter registration. Students meet political candidates while organizing and conducting community forums, participate in mock elections, and analyze election data. Students create trunks of voter registration materials, then launch registration campaigns and examine data to assess the effectiveness of those campaigns.

  • Jude Julian

    Arturo Toscanini Community Junior High School 145
    Bronx, NY
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Mr. Julian and Mr. Cornish connect science and math to real-world experiences through a unit on motion. Students learn to use a motion detector, and explore the relationship between position- and velocity-time graphs.

  • Judy Leinius

    Jeremiah Rhodes Middle School
    San Antonio, TX
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    At-risk students at Jeremiah Rhodes Middle School learn how to build computers to increase their technology and critical-thinking skills. After researching components, students assemble computers for the school library. To increase parental involvement, middle school teachers develop classes for parents on accessing online resources.

  • Julie Verhagen

    Burlington High School
    Burlington, WI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Verghagen and her partners investigate research-based teaching strategies that engage at-risk students. Participants explore nontraditional prevention and intervention approaches, and implement student-centered instruction. Based on the success of their work, the intervention strategies will be implemented throughout the district.

  • Karen Irwin

    Southwood Middle School
    Anderson, SC
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Irwin and Ms. Schall increase their students’ literacy skills and content knowledge by creating mini-library carts, filled with fictional and non-fictional books. Students select readings for discussion in literature circles, written reports, and learning activities on mathematics, science, and social studies.

  • Katheryn Crayton

    Wai Ola “Waters of Life” Public Charter School
    Pahoa, HI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Crayton and her partners lead a study group that includes school faculty, staff, students, and board members to explore Hawaiian history, language, culture, and healing practices. After attending each monthly workshop on Hawaiian history and culture, study groups meet to develop learning tools that augment curriculum differentiation and cultural integration.

  • Kathleen Lazarus

    Daytona Beach Community College
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2004, Spring

    Dr. Lazarus leads a study group to implement a mentoring program for adjunct faculty. Full-time faculty mentor adjunct instructors by observing classroom instruction and exploring personal theories on pedagogy.

  • Kimberly Mickey

    Bellflower Middle School
    Bellflower, CA
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Mickey and Ms. Williams develop inquiry-based activities to help their students learn about marine ecosystems. Students research, write, and illustrate books on animals and explore current environmental issues. At the unit’s conclusion, students visit a floating lab in San Diego to investigate marine life and learn the importance of preserving ecosystems.

  • Kyle Bacon

    Thomas Johnson Middle School
    Lanham, MD
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Mr. Bacon, a second-year teacher, attends the Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures for Success Institute to enhance his instructional skills. Working with his colleagues, he creates a plan to implement the instructional strategies that he learns at the institute to address the learning needs of the school’s underserved students.

  • Linda Roeder

    Cedarbrook Middle School
    Wyncote, PA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Roeder leads a study group to explore adapting the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program to the district’s needs. Through the AVID model, the group learns strategies for increasing the achievement of their minority students. The team shares their learning with district officials and their colleagues in area schools.

  • Maria Yukelson

    Park Forest Middle School
    State College, PA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Working with students with learning disabilities, Ms. Yukelson attends the Schools Attuned training to better meet the varied learning needs of her students. She investigates cognitive functions and best practices for meeting different learning styles.

  • Marion VanArsdell

    Jackson Street School
    Northampton, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    To improve learning for their autistic students, Ms. VanArsdell and her partners learn best practices for teaching autistic students. The team—including teachers, paraprofessionals, occupational and physical therapists, and speech pathologists—researches educational interventions and designs individualized instruction for each student.

  • Mark Davids

    Grosse Pointe South High School
    Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Spring

    Collaborating with Ameritech and Cingular wireless engineers, Mr. Davids, Mr. Forrest, and Mr. Pata study the science of cell phones. The group identifies the fundamentals of wireless communication. Based on what they learn, participants develop a curriculum on the cell phone and create hands-on activities and materials for students.

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