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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
  • Linda Roeder

    Cedarbrook Middle School
    Wyncote, PA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Roeder leads a study group to explore adapting the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program to the district’s needs. Through the AVID model, the group learns strategies for increasing the achievement of their minority students. The team shares their learning with district officials and their colleagues in area schools.

  • Maria Yukelson

    Park Forest Middle School
    State College, PA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Working with students with learning disabilities, Ms. Yukelson attends the Schools Attuned training to better meet the varied learning needs of her students. She investigates cognitive functions and best practices for meeting different learning styles.

  • Maria Yukelson

    Park Forest Middle School
    State College, PA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Working with students with learning disabilities, Ms. Yukelson attends the Schools Attuned training to better meet the varied learning needs of her students. She investigates cognitive functions and best practices for meeting different learning styles.

  • Marion VanArsdell

    Jackson Street School
    Northampton, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    To improve learning for their autistic students, Ms. VanArsdell and her partners learn best practices for teaching autistic students. The team—including teachers, paraprofessionals, occupational and physical therapists, and speech pathologists—researches educational interventions and designs individualized instruction for each student.

  • Marion VanArsdell

    Jackson Street School
    Northampton, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    To improve learning for their autistic students, Ms. VanArsdell and her partners learn best practices for teaching autistic students. The team—including teachers, paraprofessionals, occupational and physical therapists, and speech pathologists—researches educational interventions and designs individualized instruction for each student.

  • Mark Davids

    Grosse Pointe South High School
    Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Spring

    Collaborating with Ameritech and Cingular wireless engineers, Mr. Davids, Mr. Forrest, and Mr. Pata study the science of cell phones. The group identifies the fundamentals of wireless communication. Based on what they learn, participants develop a curriculum on the cell phone and create hands-on activities and materials for students.

  • Mark Davids

    Grosse Pointe South High School
    Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Spring

    Collaborating with Ameritech and Cingular wireless engineers, Mr. Davids, Mr. Forrest, and Mr. Pata study the science of cell phones. The group identifies the fundamentals of wireless communication. Based on what they learn, participants develop a curriculum on the cell phone and create hands-on activities and materials for students.

  • Martha Mentzer

    Supply Elementary School
    Supply, NC
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Through the “Basketball Poets Program,” Ms. Mentzer and Ms. Allen use basketball to motivate students to analyze and write poetry. Students write an original poem to participate in the group. Dividing their time between basketball and poetry, students study poetic theory and host visits from professional poets and actors. Students read poetry or a dramatic text for the group, school, and community and create books of original poetry.

  • Martha Mentzer

    Supply Elementary School
    Supply, NC
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Through the “Basketball Poets Program,” Ms. Mentzer and Ms. Allen use basketball to motivate students to analyze and write poetry. Students write an original poem to participate in the group. Dividing their time between basketball and poetry, students study poetic theory and host visits from professional poets and actors. Students read poetry or a dramatic text for the group, school, and community and create books of original poetry.

  • Mary Burke

    Moseley Elementary School
    Westfield, MA
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Working with kindergarten teachers throughout the district, Ms. Burke and Ms. Rheaume integrate science and technology by creating a unit on the lunar moth and painted lady butterfly. Students participate in a field trip to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens and use software to compare moth and butterfly species. Based on what they learn, students create books on the life cycles of these insects.

  • Mary Burke

    Moseley Elementary School
    Westfield, MA
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Working with kindergarten teachers throughout the district, Ms. Burke and Ms. Rheaume integrate science and technology by creating a unit on the lunar moth and painted lady butterfly. Students participate in a field trip to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens and use software to compare moth and butterfly species. Based on what they learn, students create books on the life cycles of these insects.

  • Mary Lyons

    Burton Elementary School
    Durham, NC
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Lyons and her partners participate in a study group to learn, discuss, implement, and reflect on the Balanced Literacy Framework. At each session, participants learn about best practices in reading and writing. Study group members observe each other and develop strategies to improve instruction.

  • Mary Lyons

    Burton Elementary School
    Durham, NC
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Lyons and her partners participate in a study group to learn, discuss, implement, and reflect on the Balanced Literacy Framework. At each session, participants learn about best practices in reading and writing. Study group members observe each other and develop strategies to improve instruction.

  • Melanie Hermstad

    Hanalei Elementary School
    Hanalei, HI
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    With an integrated classroom, Ms. Hermstad and her partners use service learning to help students apply their content knowledge. Students identify a community problem and create short public service announcements to address the issue. After researching and filming a topic, students broadcast the announcement on closed-circuit television in their community.

  • Melanie Hermstad

    Hanalei Elementary School
    Hanalei, HI
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    With an integrated classroom, Ms. Hermstad and her partners use service learning to help students apply their content knowledge. Students identify a community problem and create short public service announcements to address the issue. After researching and filming a topic, students broadcast the announcement on closed-circuit television in their community.

  • Michelle Evans

    Valley Elementary School
    Huntsville, UT
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Evans, Ms. Hogge, and Ms. Weight increase the critical-thinking and inquiry skills of their students by transforming computer labs into spaceships. Students use these spaceships to travel back in time and research famous mathematicians. Students also interact with volunteers who pose as these figures. Based on what they learn, students write journal entries and produce booklets about the mathematicians’ influence.

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