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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
  • Seewan Eng

    San Francisco Community School
    San Francisco, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Eng and her partners research performance assessments and identify standards and assessments to help promote students to the next grade level based on achievement. Team members study Deborah Meier’s ideas and experiences with performance assessments and develop an assessment system. Participants also analyze student work and videotapes of their own instruction to align instruction with student needs.

  • Shannon Saunders

    Ringgold Middle School
    Rio Grande City, TX
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Saunders and Ms. Hallums, both beginning teachers, strengthen the literacy skills of their students by implementing a reading and writing workshop in their classes. Students read, analyze, create, and publish their original writing. Teachers and students host literacy nights for parents throughout the year to showcase the students’ writing and literacy skills.

  • Stephanie Skelly

    Ewa Elementary School
    Ewa Beach, HI
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Skelly and Ms. Tonaki build students’ knowledge of science and environmental issues through a curriculum on ecosystems. Students learn about local ecosystems, produce a musical on the environment, and investigate environmental preservation issues. As a final project, students develop plans for a future community that uses sustainable alternative energy resources.

  • Steven Selva

    University of Maine At Fort Kent
    Fort Kent, ME
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2004, Spring

    Advancing his knowledge on stubble lichens, a group of old-growth forest species, Dr. Selva travels to Washington, DC, and New York City to study lichen collections at a botanical garden and herbarium. Dr. Selva hopes that studying the actual specimens will enhance the field’s understanding of these often misidentified species. He publishes his findings.

  • Tim Granger

    Quil Ceda Elementary School
    Marysville, WA
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Mr. Granger and Mr. Palmer develop “Math Takes Flight,” a mathematics unit focused on flight instruction. Students take lessons in an aircraft simulator, with each session relating to a mathematical concept. After mastering these lessons, students demonstrate their mathematics and aviation knowledge by taking a written examination to obtain a pilot’s license.

  • Tim Soliday

    McCormick’s Creek Elementary School
    Spencer, IN
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Mr. Soliday and his partners use “Inquiring Minds,” a program that integrates science and language arts, to build their students’ literacy and science inquiry skills. Combining the Four Blocks® Literacy Model with high-interest scientific materials, the teachers introduce students to themes such as space, the animal kingdom, and environmental responsibility. Students use hands-on materials and kits to engage in inquiry activities.

  • Tom White

    Lynnwood Intermediate School
    Lynnwood, WA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Mr. White and his partners form a lesson study group to improve classroom instruction. Group members meet weekly to design lessons that meet student needs and reflect on instruction. After developing each lesson, one teacher pilots it as other members videotape and critique the content and implementation.

  • Abra Koch

    Loveland High School
    Loveland, OH
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Winter

    Ms. Koch, who is well-versed on the Latin American culture and language, travels to Spain to capture in-depth knowledge of Spanish culture and society. In July 2004, she enrolls in several university programs to learn vocabulary, dance, and teaching techniques that are unique to Spain. She uses this information to compile a unit that her colleagues can use to integrate Spanish culture into their curricula.

  • Angela Kay Thomas

    Potter Street Elementary School
    Bainbridge, GA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    In March 2004, Ms. Thomas attends the Barry Lane Educational Writing Instruction Seminar to learn techniques for teaching writing revisions. She shares what she learns with her colleagues by developing a district-wide workshop and a Web page that offers writing tips and resources.

  • Beatrice Batt-Behar

    Rhawnhurst Elementary School
    Philadelphia, PA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Ms. Batt-Behar attends the Digital Storytelling Conference and Festival in June 2004 to learn the principals and practices of digital storytelling. She uses what she learns to improve the communication skills of her English-language-learner students, who create digital stories with iMovies.

  • Beth Robinson

    Parkhill School
    Tampa, FL
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Students at Parkhill School, which is a residential treatment facility for abused children, participate in an integrated thematic unit on endangered species. After researching and writing about endangered animals, students create puppets, an original script, and music for a puppet show that describes the animals and why they are endangered.

  • Beth Spicer Jack

    Heritage Elementary School
    Medina, OH
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Heritage Elementary School’s kindergarten team—which includes a school psychologist, speech pathologist, and a paraprofessional—learn about neurodevelopment and associated learning difficulties. The team devises a developmental learning profile for each student, and assesses learning in such areas as language comprehension, speech articulation, and phonological awareness. After analyzing these data, the team develops strategies for individual interventions and modifies their instruction to strengthen brain development.

  • Carol Hanson

    Kayenta Primary School
    Kayenta, AZ
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Ms. Hanson and her partners form a study group to align the reading, language arts, and mathematics curricula to state standards. After creating curricula maps, the team develops instructional strategies that best meet the learning needs of each student.

  • Christopher Lodwig

    Simon Butler Elementary School
    Chalfont, PA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    As he analyzes how his teaching methods enhance individual student learning, Mr. Lodwig prepares for National Board Certification. He reflects on the teaching and learning strategies he uses to enhance student achievement, collaborates with colleagues to analyze student work and videotapes of his teaching, and develops a portfolio for board certification.

  • Christopher Shadle

    E. G. Bowers Elementary School
    Massillon, OH
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    To ensure that all students learn about their heritage and pioneer life in general, Mr. Shadle and Ms. Hintz integrate special needs students into their general education classes. Students write books and draw illustrations of how nineteenth century communities developed. The project culminates with “Pioneer Day,” where costumed interpreters describe life in pioneer communities.

  • Daniel McDowell

    West Hills High School
    Santee, CA
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Winter

    To help students understand the critical role that propaganda played in the maintenance of totalitarian regimes such as Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, Mr. McDowell and Ms. Johnstowne simulate a ministry of propaganda. Students learn media literacy by creating storyboards that glorify a fictional state for film and print campaigns.

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