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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
  • Amy Brothers

    Miller Elementary School
    San Diego, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Winter
    $5,000

    Ms. Brothers and Ms. Kincaid will lead a team of educators in a collaborative study of mathematical “Big Ideas” to promote conceptual understanding of mathematics as a coherent, connected system for problem solving. The cohort will create a visual representation of the “Big Ideas,” connect it with associated Common Core Standards, and display it in Miller Elementary School classrooms. The visual will assist students in understanding and connecting math across all disciplines. 

  • Amy Krauthamer-Maloney

    Huegel Elementary School
    Madison, WI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Winter
    $5,000

    To close the gaps in opportunity that lead to disparities in achievement, Mrs. Krauthamer-Maloney and Mr. Wilder will form book study groups using Ross Greene’s “Lost at School.” Facilitators will guide staff through the rigors of improving the skills of challenging students by collaborating with students to solve problems that often lead to misbehavior. The yearlong study will include in-classroom coaching to develop participant learning. 

  • Beth Mitchell

    Ross High School
    Hamilton, OH
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Winter
    $2,000

    To promote the use of inquiry and research-based science education, Ms. Mitchell will attend an Earth Expedition field study hosted by Miami University and the Dragonfly Project. Through traveling to one of the global study sites and working side by side with research scientists, fellow educators, and community leaders, Ms. Mitchell will develop skills that promote greater student achievement, advanced critical thinking, and genuine engagement. The experience will also create opportunities for curriculum development through collegian collaboration within the science disciplines, across curriculum, and within the community.

  • Charity Tirado

    Poinciana Elementary School
    Key West, FL
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Winter
    $5,000

    To improve problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills, kindergarten and fourth grade students will work together to complete a rigorous wind turbine project. Students will research turbine designs, record data, and create a movie to document their learning journey.  As collaborative teams design turbines, they will meet with community engineers and Skype with students globally to share ideas and discuss turbine models. The project will culminate with students using 3-D printed parts, recycled items, and other materials to construct a turbine.

  • Christine O’Brien

    Minooka Community High School
    Channahon, IL
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Winter
    $2,000

    To empower students to become lifelong readers, Ms. O’Brien and Mr. Beklen will introduce a library of young adult literature to their classrooms.  Students will study contemporary works of fiction and read and write character analysis.  Multidimensional assignments will increase student engagement while allowing students to connect with characters from their favorite works.

  • Christine Staugler

    Tenney Grammar School
    Methuen, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Winter
    $5,000

    Mrs. Staugler and Ms. Furbush will establish a professional learning community to chart a developmentally appropriate trajectory of academic language, spanning the domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The group will examine the intersection of three specific academic language functions (sequencing and ordering with transitions, summarizing and informing, and opinion and persuasion) with Common Core Standards across content areas. The cohort will also outline teaching points for grade level clusters and create classroom supports for both teachers and students.

  • Christine Sugrue

    Simon Baruch School
    New York, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2016, Winter
    $5,000

    To improve student reading, spelling, and writing skills, Mrs. Sugrue and a team of colleagues will participate in the Orton-Gillingham practicum. The learning will be partnered with action research that will assess the most successful methods for improving nonfiction reading skills. The cohort will design a guide containing best strategies and practices to support other content area teachers, as well as provide professional development for the implementation of these strategies.

  • David Carroll

    Maplebrook Elementary School
    Naperville, IL
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Winter
    $2,000

    Mr. Carroll will apply research-based literacy strategies with a randomly assigned sample of band students to investigate whether explicit literacy instruction can improve music reading, and whether music reading can help improve text reading. Mr. Carroll will observe the similarities in reading and music performance as they pertain to fluency, comprehension, and phonemic and phonological skills. Mr. Carroll hopes to show that the elimination of music curriculum could eliminate opportunities for students to apply the aforementioned concepts in a new context, thus stunting their potential. 

  • David Cedor

    Collier Elementary School
    Avondale, AZ
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Winter
    $2,000

    To become immersed in East African and Persian Gulf societies and their Indian Ocean-based historical connections, cultural norms, and educational systems, Mr. Cedor will participate in the Oman-Zanzibar Fulbright-Hays Study Group’s seminars, coordinated by the University of Arizona’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Mr. Cedor will learn Swahili and Arabic, and study linguistic and cultural diffusion. Upon his return, Mr. Cedor will share Common Core English Language Learner integrated social studies lessons and unit plans, as well as photos, videos, artifacts, and content with colleagues and students. 

  • Denise Atkinson

    Charlotte Choice Charter School
    Charlotte, NC
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-12
    2016, Winter
    $5,000

    Ms. Atkinson and colleagues will introduce the Barton Reading and Spelling Program in their classrooms. Through the program, low performing students will be exposed to curriculum that will assist them in improving performance in reading, spelling, and writing. Student performance will be analyzed, shared, and used to identify the growth and development of best practice strategies within Charlotte Choice Charter School.

  • Donna McWilliams

    Adams STEM Academy
    Ypsilanti, MI
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Winter
    $5,000

    Through “Mobymax for Emotionally Impaired Students,” Mrs. McWilliams will introduce software that will meet students’ academic, emotional, and social needs. The software will help Mrs. McWilliams mainline emotionally impaired students and support them in regulating their emotions.  The Mobymax software will chart students’ mastery of new concepts in math and reading and reward them as they progress. Use of the software will ease the acute social anxiety of struggling students and help them self-identify as independent learners.

  • Dr. Barbara Sorter

    Val Verde Unified School District
    Moreno Valley, CA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-12
    2016, Winter
    $5,000

    To increase oral language development for students with autism and/or intellectual disabilities, Dr. Sorter and Mrs. Anderson will create a parent resource literacy room.  The resource room will provide parents with training on how to improve students’ communication, critical thinking, and collaboration skills through the use of interactive literacy bags.  Parents will  learn how to use educational games, materials, and assistive technology devices to help engage and motivate students with severe disabilities, many of whom are also English Language Learners (ELLs).

  • Dr. Brian Whitney

    Hidden Springs Elementary School
    Garden City, ID
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Winter
    $2,000

    Dr. Whitney will engage with colleagues in a hybrid model of action research through the use of social media, live interactive blogging, conference participation, and collaborative professional development. Live blogging will be used to engage colleagues remotely and allow Dr. Whitney to share his learning during the 2016 STEMCon. Upon returning from the conference, Dr. Whitney will facilitate a professional learning community within the district and model and disseminate strategies and research-based best practices in STEM education.

  • Dr. Lisa Maucione

    DeMello School
    Dartmouth, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Winter
    $2,000

    To expand her professional knowledge, Dr. Maucione will attend the International Literacy Association Conference. While there, she will attend workshop that will allow her to learn additional strategies for meeting the needs of diverse learners as they become proficient readers and writers. Upon completion, Dr. Maucione will share instructional strategies and resources with colleagues through workshop presentations and curriculum planning meetings.  

  • Eli Rosenberg

    Main Street Middle School
    Montpelier, VT
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2016, Winter
    $5,000

    Mr. Rosenberg and Ms. Chabot will introduce Augmented Reality Interactive Storytelling (ARIS), a user-friendly platform for imaging, creating, and playing interactive stories and place-based games on mobile devices. Students will integrate their study of local natural communities with ARIS to make games that combine the physical landscape of Montpelier with a hybrid world of virtual interactive characters, items, and media. Using GPS and QR Codes, students will invite the community to use their mobile devices to see, explore, and enjoy Montpelier’s natural landscape through new eyes.

  • Elisabeth Gambino

    Bard High School Early College
    Baltimore, MD
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2016, Winter
    $2,000

    To increase her leadership skills and learn methods of cross-curricular instruction in problem solving, Ms. Gambino will attend the National Art Education Association National Convention. While there, Ms. Gambino will focus on methodology for cross curricular project-based learning and building 21st Century Skills. The knowledge gained through the convention will be used to construct a global education resource site. Additionally, Ms. Gambino will develop unit plans and activity modules for her mentee teachers and district curriculum to support arts integration.

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