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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
  • 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 Ciotta

    Epes Elementary School
    Newport News, VA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    Through “Classroom on Wheels,” Mrs. Ciotta and Mrs. McEaddy will integrate a science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) program at Epes Elementary School. Students will visit several museums and theaters to engage in experiential learning. The program will stress hands-on activities for all students, with an emphasis on English Language Learners, and provide them opportunities to close achievement gaps.

  • 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.

  • Kristy Corbett

    La Tercera Elementary School
    Petaluma, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    Mrs. Corbett and colleagues will design three Project Based Learning units per grade level, focusing on the Next Generation Science Standards as the foundation for their units. The units will create a grade-to-grade alignment of all standards. Each unit will include science, technology, engineering, and math, as the school enhances its STEM curriculum.

  • 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.

  • Nancy Kaplan

    Edward B. Shallow JHS 227
    Brooklyn, NY
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    Mrs. Kaplan and Mrs. Dinkins will have their grammar students use investigative techniques to compose writing pieces, including oral histories, memoirs, interviews, and essays. The program will enhance and enrich the educational experiences of the school’s large English Language Learner community, as students use technology to produce publishable writing pieces.  

  • Nancy Smith

    Bentwood Elementary School
    Overland Park, KS
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    Through “Engineering Explorations” Mrs. Smith will enhance her science curriculum with the Next Generation Science Standards of engineering. Different engineering concepts will be introduced each month, and students will design challenges, participate in outdoor experiences, and work with their parents during family science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) nights. Implementation strategies will be shared with educators throughout the school district. 

  • Sandra L. Osorio

    Illinois State University
    Normal, IL
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    Dr. Osorio and Mrs. Sacco will collaborate to implement an action research study in three dual language classrooms. Teachers will look at their own teaching practices and how they relate to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). University professors will provide background on the NGSS and complete general observations of each teacher’s science instruction. The group will ultimately come together to discuss observations and decide a specific action research plan to implement in classrooms.

  • Sharon Galt

    Sterling High School
    Somerdale, NJ
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    Ms. Galt will create a rigorous curriculum for Spanish students at every level by integrating language into a variety of contexts. Using the Advanced Placement (AP) Themes as a guide, Ms. Galt will travel to South America to immerse herself in language, collaborate with educators, and collect cultural artifacts for all Spanish students in her district. Ms. Galt will use her research to create lively, challenging lessons to improve students’ linguistic and cultural fluency. All lessons will use AP topics and connect to other disciplines emphasizing the importance of language learning while increasing student knowledge of language and other academic subjects.

  • Sharry Sparks

    Rye Junior High School
    Rye, NH
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    Through “Envisioning Stronger Para-Professionals,” Mrs. Sparks and Dr. Richardson will conduct leadership training with para-professionals from multiple school districts, with a focus on districts that lack professional development opportunities. The academy will provide current and aspiring para-educators with professional development and leadership training to strengthen classroom instruction and shared learning.

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