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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
  • Elaine Maldonado

    Fashion Institute of Technology - SUNY
    New York, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    Through “Pathways to Global Communication,” Ms. Madonado and Dr. Fallon will harness existing global perspectives and resources to the meet the challenge of communicating across cultures on campus. During a series of workshops, faculty will learn teaching strategies that will help students understand and communicate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, helping them become true global citizens.

  • Elisabeth Olivera

    Springfield Conservatory of the Arts
    Springfield, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    Ms. Olivera and Dr. Bode will improve their teaching practice through the study of culture, history, and the arts via professional workshops for peer-faculty. After completing the workshops, faculty will establish courses in Afro Caribbean Dance and Music, as well as interdisciplinary units of study in dance, music, theater, visual art, English, and history. The work will enhance teacher practice, curriculum, and student engagement.

  • Emily Dietrich

    Howard Elementary School
    Green Bay, WI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    To respond to the needs of select groups of learners, Ms. Dietrich and colleagues will attend Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking training. Through this work, the cohort will gain insight on effective research-based strategies to ensure that students have the necessary tools to self-regulate their emotions and communicate their needs. The team will teach students targeted social skills, analyze the effectiveness of the lessons, and share the results with colleagues in the district.

  • Erin Feldpausch

    Messalonskee High School
    Oakland, ME
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    To engage students in reading and collaborative conversations, Mrs. Feldpausch and Mr. Podey will implement literature circles in their classes. Students will be exposed to free choice reading assignments that will lead to improved literacy skills. Reading activities will entail student inquiry, thoughtful discussion, and cooperative learning, with an emphasis on expanding reading opportunities.

  • Erin Simons

    Vaughan Elementary School
    Macon, NC
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    To increase parental involvement, Ms. Simons and Ms. Konicki will work in partnership with the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project team to train teachers in bi-annual home visits. Through the home visits, teachers will create partnerships, develop trust, and identify common goals among parents, educators, and students. The visits will lead to an improved school climate with increased parental participation and student investment.

     

  • Georgeanne Lavery

    Radford City School
    Radford, VA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    Through “A Living Roof,” students will learn of the importance of clean water and ways to protect finite resources. Mrs. Lavery and Mrs. Rehak will work with students as they construct a green roof shelter. Students will design, test, and create the roof and maintain it throughout the school year. STEM lessons will directly tie in to hands-on learning as students learn the most effective ways to conserve water.

  • Jill White

    Malcolm X College
    Chicago, IL
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    Dr. White will investigate the experience of people of color with the Registered Dietitian Examination to understand barriers to successful completion. Dr. White will conduct a qualitative study by interviewing former students of color regarding their exam experiences. Additionally, Dr. White will investigate literature on standardized testing for health professionals and people of color.

  • Jolyn Collie

    Clark County Vocational Skills Center
    Vancouver, WA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    After attending the Expeditionary Learning Conference, Mrs. Collie will lead a team of colleagues in developing stronger project based learning (PBL) curriculum for the school. In implementing PBL, Mrs. Collie and her colleagues will look to develop enjoyable, deeper learning competencies that students will need for success in college, career, and civic life. Ultimately, PBL curriculum will be incorporated into 17 career field programs.

  • Jordana Scher

    Gallatin County Community Unit School District #7
    Junction, IL
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    “Learning Literacy Through Lyrics” will engage students in an in-depth study of music through the use of computers, books, and apps that will enhance both music and reading curriculum.  Students will bolster their mastery of music and reading while increasing the skills necessary for success in other subject areas. The program will create learning opportunities in music that will allow students to use critical thinking and inquiry, understand rhythm, identify instruments and composers, and make their own music.

  • Julie Wickersham

    Lincoln Middle School
    Clarkston, WA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    By producing videos that feature Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) scenarios, students at Lincoln Middle School will embark on mini lessons that will foster wellness. Students will write scripts, analyze and produce lessons, and share their films with classmates during daily lunch sessions. The hands-on lessons will endow students with essential computer skills and allow them to direct learning in meaningful ways.

  • Karen Kennely

    North Babylon UFSD High School
    North Babylon, NY
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    To address the implementation of the National Core Arts Standards at North Babylon High School, Mrs. Kennely and Mr. Lombardo will create a professional art gallery. Students will create works and build levels of understanding that will allow them to gain insights into the meanings of art and art criticism. In addition, students will present artwork to the community to be analyzed and appreciated.  

  • Katherine Kauffman

    Norwin School District
    North Huntingdon, PA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    To become more adept at collaboration with teachers on Pennsylvania Core Standards, Ms. Kauffman will attend the American Association of School Librarians Conference and the Pennsylvania Library Association Conference. While attending these conferences, Ms. Kauffman will work with librarians from around the country to determine Common Core State Standards best practices. Ms. Kauffman will also provide professional development to educators in her district and improve collaboration that positively impacts student information literacy.

  • Katie Squires

    Central Michigan University
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
    Student Achievement Grant
    Higher Education
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    To address the language and literacy needs of preschool children in a low socioeconomic area of Michigan, a universal screening will be utilized to determine the tier of differentiated instruction each child will receive. Students in all three tiers will participate in dialogic book reading focused on increasing oral language development; students in tier 2 will participate in a structured intervention targeting narrative language skills along with focused stimulation techniques including recasts and expansions; and students in tier 3 will receive intense intervention services with a speech-language pathologist. It is expected that the targeted students will require less language support after participation. 

  • Kimberly DeLisa

    West Woods Elementary School
    Arvada, CO
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    To ensure all students are able to achieve at high levels of learning, Mrs. DeLisa and Mrs. Kemper will implement change through professional learning communities (PLCs) at West Woods Elementary. PLCS will drive collaboration among teachers, assist with the creation of assessments, and provide ongoing professional development through Global PD, an online tool that facilitates the work of PLCs. Additionally, students will participate in daily enrichment to meet their individual needs based on data.

  • Lisa Savage

    RSU #74
    Solon, ME
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    To improve writing instruction for all students, Ms. Savage and her colleagues will receive training in using mentor texts and digital platforms. Author Margy Burns Knight and author/illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien will conduct in-service learning sessions based on their social studies text, “Talking Walls: Discover Your World.” Ms. Savage will support collaborative work by teachers to plan and implement writing lessons using the mentor text and in using digital platforms for student writing. 

  • Melanie Ramey

    Meade Memorial Elementary School
    Williamsport, KY
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    To adopt a flipped classroom with blended instruction of online content and small group instruction, Mrs. Ramey will implement “Flipping with QR Codes and Screencasts.” Students will use quick response (QR) codes to view content and answer questions about assignments, independently check class work, and learn new concepts from teacher and student created screencasts. Additionally, students will use QR codes to share digital presentations within the school and community.

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