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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
  • 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.

  • Denise Leonard

    PS 15
    Brooklyn, NY
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-12
    2016, Winter
    $5,000

    Ms. Leonard and Mrs. Pantuliano will host local history and government puppetry workshops at PS 15. The workshops, which will follow New York State Scope and Sequence Guidelines, will help improve the literacy and oral language skills of English Language Learners by linking language and content through puppetry and masks. The project will induce an integration of curriculum, including research, writing, mapping history, geography, visual art, and speech.

  • 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.

  • Grant Gigstad

    Fargo Public Schools
    Fargo, ND
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Winter
    $5,000

    Through “Transforming Social Studies Classrooms,” Mr. Gigstad and colleagues will attempt to radically alter student learning through strategic changes in the instructional practices of social studies educators. Teachers will be challenged and guided to alter their focus from declarative knowledge and memorization to skills-based learning. Course study groups will align curriculum, incorporate Common Core Literacy Standards, embed 21st Century Skills, create common assessments, and determine best instructional practices that maximize student learning.  

  • Heidi Springborg

    MN ISD 196
    Apple Valley, MN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-12
    2016, Winter
    $2,000

    To help build shared knowledge about ways in which schools can support whole-person identity development, Ms. Springborg will present a session at the National Association of School Psychologists’ annual convention. Participants in the session will learn about an environmental assessment tool that can facilitate powerful collaboration toward building inclusive school cultures. Ms. Springborg will also attend conference sessions to develop more strategies for confronting gender-based bullying and social isolation in school settings. 

  • Janet Payne

    Sycamore Elementary School
    Simi Valley, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Winter
    $2,000

    Using the third grade Units of Study for Reading, Ms. Payne will transform her classroom into a richly literate reading workshop where all students will experience success. By attending the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Summer Institute at Columbia University, Ms. Payne will work with like-minded educators to study and further enhance methods of holding students accountable for doing their best work. Upon completing the institute, Ms. Payne will develop classroom structures that support inquiry and share her knowledge with grade level teams in staff development meetings and workshops. 

  • Joanna Gonsalves

    Salem State University
    Salem, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2016, Winter
    $5,000

    Dr. Gonsalves will expand a research group that will investigate service learning as a method to support college retention and success, with a focus on first-generation students, low-income students, and students of color. The consortium will be comprised of service-learning faculty and administrators from public colleges in the Greater Boston area. The goal of the group is to expand the consortium’s mission to include civic learning outcomes and to invite additional campuses to participate.

  • Joanne Breffle

    Templeton High School
    Templeton, CA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Winter
    $2,000

    To further their understanding of robotics, neuroscience, and programming, Templeton High School students will build robots controlled by neuro-cognitive commands. Students will gain hands-on knowledge of robot building and will gain insight into the fields of neuroscience and brain-computer interfaces.  The project will culminate at the school’s annual Makers Fair, where students will share their work with both the community and the student body. 

  • Jonathan Georgitis

    Centennial Middle School
    Boulder, CO
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2016, Winter
    $2,000

    Mr. Georgitis and Ms. McDaniel will create a dedicated, flexible “Makerspace” in Centennial Middle School’s media center. The learning space will allow students and staff to access new technologies while participating in hands-on projects. Additionally, Mr. Georgitis will create mobile kits that can be checked out by students, with a particular focus on English Language Learners and special education students.

  • Judy Cruz

    PS 314X, The Fairmont Neighborhood School
    Bronx, NY
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Winter
    $5,000

    To improve students’ financial literacy skills, Ms. Cruz and Ms. Bellamy will introduce a stock market game and the “Earn Your Future” curriculum to third and fourth grade students.  The programs will help students improve academic performance through the use of real world skills in math, language arts, economics, social studies, and technology.  

  • Karen Fothergill

    Filer High School
    Filer, ID
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Winter
    $2,000

    Ms. Fothergill and Ms. Pierce will work with students to plan and create a mural at Filer Middle School.  Students will celebrate diversity and history while building a greater appreciation of visual art.  Students will experience the value of art education as they plan, design, write about, and create the mural.  Upon completing the mural, students will host a reception and share stories about their experiences with their peers, families, and community. 

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