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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
  • Kimberly Lewis

    Los Angeles County Office of Education
    Downey, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2015, Spring
    $2,000

    To learn about current policy development in deaf education, Lewis will attend the International Congress on Education of the Deaf. Upon returning, Lewis will create a curricular unit focusing on deaf education policy in action. The unit will contain learning modules that will parallel and support existing curriculum and standards in general education, including U.S. government, persuasion and debate, and technological fluency.

  • Lisa Martinez

    Cotton Creek Elementary School
    Westminster, CO
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Spring
    $2,000

    Martinez will participate in a month-long Spanish language cultural immersion course at Hablal Ya Spanish School in Bocas del Toro, Panama. While there, Martinez will learn about local culture and how to work with non-native English speaking students. Upon returning, Martinez will use her new-found knowledge to increase communication between educators, parents, students, and community members.

  • Lourdes Villacis

    Kearny High School
    Kearny, NJ
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Spring
    $2,000

    To obtain the necessary tools and skills to successfully implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Villacis will attend PRISM workshops at Montclair State University. The workshops will be geared toward developing and implementing NGSS in lessons and unit plans. Upon returning to her school, Villacis will share her findings with colleagues in addition to revising and developing curriculum to meet NGSS.

  • Margaret Carr

    Donald P. Timony Grammar School
    Methuen, MA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Spring
    $5,000

    To differentiate for a variety of learners and to ensure that all students participate in problem solving, Carr and colleagues will have students engage in a variety of literacy tasks that promote critical thinking across content areas using both fiction and nonfiction texts. Through targeting Common Core and WIDA English language development standards, students will utilize higher order thinking skills to analyze literature. 

  • Mary Footman

    Pinellas Secondary School
    Pinellas Park, FL
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Spring
    $2,000

    Through “Behavior and Management Moments (BAMM),” students will be provided with the opportunity to address relevant issues and hear real world stories that teach important life skills while helping them understand the dangers of risky behavior. BAMM will empower students by promoting positive conversations and helpful information that will enable students to make proper behavioral choices. The research-based program will be used by students in school, at home, and within the community.

  • Mary McKinley

    Charter Oak High School
    Covina, CA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Spring
    $2,000

    To advance student engagement at multiple levels, McKinley and DeMonteverde will implement the use of tablets in their history classes. Students will use apps designed for individual and collaborative learning, including Khan Academy, which will aid in teaching historical themes and concepts. The technology will be used for remediation with English Language Learners and Special Education students. 

  • Melanie Byers

    Kettering Middle School
    Kettering, OH
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2015, Spring
    $2,000

    To better understand how to use cognitive science to improve and inspire student learning, Mrs. Byers will attend a “Learning and the Brain Conference” centered around educating world-class minds. While there, Byers will learn from distinguished faculty how to prepare students for a changing global world by understanding how to engage young brains and how to advance 21st Century thinking using brain research. Upon returning, Byers will provide a teacher workshop at her school offering a variety of topics, activities, and discussions centered around learning and the brain. 

  • Michelle Myers

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

    Myers will enhance interdisciplinary collaboration on human rights by travelling to China and South Korea on a Peace and Reconciliation Study Tour to increase her understanding of the cultural and historical background of China, Korea, and Japan during World War II. Myers will expand interdisciplinary Holocaust programming to include the voices of Chinese and Korean victims by engaging in discussions with survivors, eyewitnesses, museum curators, historians, researchers, NGO activists, and attorneys.  Upon returning, Myers will link the lessons of the Holocaust and World War II in Asia to educate students about the atrocities committed during the conflict.

  • Nancy Hoehn

    Kaiserslautern High School
    Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Spring
    $2,000

    To address student achievement gaps in chemistry and physics, Hoehn will attend the Modeling Chemistry Workshop. Through the program, Hoehn will be exposed to classroom management strategies, labs, problem solving methodologies, insights, and experiences aimed to improve student learning. Upon her return, Hoehn will collaborate and share resources with colleagues. 

  • Nancy Kunsman

    Gore High School
    Gore, OK
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Spring
    $2,000

    Kunsman will attend the Smithsonian Art Institute’s “Teaching Humanities through Art,” where she will learn to develop ways to provide a fuller learning experience in her classroom. During the institute, Ms. Kunsman will work with art experts and education professionals to develop teaching units that embed art in her English classroom. Upon completing the institute, Kunsman will use American art to connect her English curriculum with other disciplines and develop ways to share opportunities with fellow teachers.

  • Nicole Gloude

    Illinois Elementary School
    Park Forest, IL
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Spring
    $5,000

    Through the use of “Smart Centers,” Gloude and Green will address the five key components of reading instruction.  Each “Smart Center” will engage students in cooperative learning and allow for differentiation and modification of content to meet the needs of diverse learners. Lessons will be designed and aligned with Common Core Standards and Content Area Standards, and will incorporate high expectations. Gloude and  Green will also attend the Smart Schools Training & Research Conference, where they will learn models to replicate at multiple grade levels.

  • Paul Creager

    Saint Paul Public Schools
    St. Paul, MN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Spring
    $2,000

    Creager will research with the Video Volunteers program in Goa, India and observe the organization’s leadership and instructional process. During his research, Creager will study the processes that support media activism and civic engagement within India’s marginalized communities. Upon returning, Creager will promote media activism-infused curriculum in his district’s secondary English and social studies classes.

  • Robert Nieman

    Henley Elementary School
    Klamath Falls, OR
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Spring
    $2,000

    Through “Decoding with Magnetic Vowels,” students will benefit from an innovative concept created by Nieman. The project will include hands-on phonics lessons, problem solving, and an exploration of the science of magnetism. Students will work in small groups with word reading cards and extensive lesson packets. Beginning and struggling readers will benefit from a multi-sensory approach to better understand letter sounds.

  • Sara Fenn

    Eufaula High School
    Eufaula, AL
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Spring
    $2,000

    Fenn will attend the International Society for Technology in Education’s national conference to explore technologies that will allow her to lead her district in implementing a successful one-to-one program. After the conference, Fenn will share her experience with her district’s one-to-one committee. Fenn will then collaborate with educators in her school to increase teachers’ ability to implement a one-to-one program.

  • Scott Hendrix

    Avanti High School
    Olympia, WA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Spring
    $2,000

    Through “Songs of Rice and Slavery,” students at Avanti High School will examine African American history through song and art. By examining specific historic moments, students will explore the transmission of culture from Africa to the United States. The interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course will allow students to view historical material from a variety of perspectives and learning styles.

  • Sharon Baillie

    Burgettstown Middle and High School
    Burgettstown, PA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Spring
    $5,000

    Through “Eating Math and Science,” Baillie and Bowersock will assist students in completing experiments with food that will aid them in understanding the mathematical and biological principals of food preparation and consumption. The project will allow students to prepare and eat meals while simultaneously exposing them to math and science lessons. The hands-on work will enable students to take ownership of the results of classroom activities and allow for inclusive, collaborative learning environments.

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