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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
  • Roberta Oliver

    Richard Edwards School
    Chicago, IL
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Eighth-grade English language learners improve their literacy and science skills by creating laboratory manuals for elementary students. To develop these documents, the older students photograph each stage of the various experiments and add step-by-step instructions. To help elementary teachers use the manuals, the eighth graders lead a training program.

  • Rosetta Roach

    Dover Central Middle School
    Dover, DE
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    By integrating art across disciplines, Ms. Roach, Ms. Hameed, and Ms. Mackey develop thematic lessons to enhance their students’ critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Students learn how art affects their lives, from the clothing they wear to the houses in which they live. In one unit, students research Native American art, form their own tribe, and create artifacts that symbolize their respective tribes. At the completion of this unit, students interact with local Native Americans.

  • Rosetta Roach

    Dover Central Middle School
    Dover, DE
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    By integrating art across disciplines, Ms. Roach, Ms. Hameed, and Ms. Mackey develop thematic lessons to enhance their students’ critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Students learn how art affects their lives, from the clothing they wear to the houses in which they live. In one unit, students research Native American art, form their own tribe, and create artifacts that symbolize their respective tribes. At the completion of this unit, students interact with local Native Americans.

  • Sarah Pierce

    Putnam County Adult High School
    Cookeville, TN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Pierce and her partners revise their U.S. history curriculum for their adult learners. Collaborating with the history specialist at the Tennessee Department of Education, the team analyzes state standards and develops a syllabus and teaching strategies for a U.S. history course. The group shares their work by publishing the curriculum online and through state and county publications and conferences.

  • Sarah Pierce

    Putnam County Adult High School
    Cookeville, TN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Pierce and her partners revise their U.S. history curriculum for their adult learners. Collaborating with the history specialist at the Tennessee Department of Education, the team analyzes state standards and develops a syllabus and teaching strategies for a U.S. history course. The group shares their work by publishing the curriculum online and through state and county publications and conferences.

  • Sass Brown

    The Fashion Institute of Technology
    New York, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Spring

    To teach her students about ethical entrepreneurship and its relation to community outreach, Ms. Brown travels to Brazil to study a women’s empowerment cooperative. Ms. Brown learns the cooperative’s model for using traditional handicraft skills by building committed relationships between native artisans and established fashion designers. From what she learns, she develops a curriculum that shows how fashion businesses can be built from community outreach and on ethics in design practices.

  • Sass Brown

    The Fashion Institute of Technology
    New York, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Spring

    To teach her students about ethical entrepreneurship and its relation to community outreach, Ms. Brown travels to Brazil to study a women’s empowerment cooperative. Ms. Brown learns the cooperative’s model for using traditional handicraft skills by building committed relationships between native artisans and established fashion designers. From what she learns, she develops a curriculum that shows how fashion businesses can be built from community outreach and on ethics in design practices.

  • Seewan Eng

    San Francisco Community School
    San Francisco, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Eng and her partners research performance assessments and identify standards and assessments to help promote students to the next grade level based on achievement. Team members study Deborah Meier’s ideas and experiences with performance assessments and develop an assessment system. Participants also analyze student work and videotapes of their own instruction to align instruction with student needs.

  • Seewan Eng

    San Francisco Community School
    San Francisco, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Eng and her partners research performance assessments and identify standards and assessments to help promote students to the next grade level based on achievement. Team members study Deborah Meier’s ideas and experiences with performance assessments and develop an assessment system. Participants also analyze student work and videotapes of their own instruction to align instruction with student needs.

  • Shannon Saunders

    Ringgold Middle School
    Rio Grande City, TX
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Saunders and Ms. Hallums, both beginning teachers, strengthen the literacy skills of their students by implementing a reading and writing workshop in their classes. Students read, analyze, create, and publish their original writing. Teachers and students host literacy nights for parents throughout the year to showcase the students’ writing and literacy skills.

  • Shannon Saunders

    Ringgold Middle School
    Rio Grande City, TX
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Saunders and Ms. Hallums, both beginning teachers, strengthen the literacy skills of their students by implementing a reading and writing workshop in their classes. Students read, analyze, create, and publish their original writing. Teachers and students host literacy nights for parents throughout the year to showcase the students’ writing and literacy skills.

  • Stephanie Skelly

    Ewa Elementary School
    Ewa Beach, HI
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Skelly and Ms. Tonaki build students’ knowledge of science and environmental issues through a curriculum on ecosystems. Students learn about local ecosystems, produce a musical on the environment, and investigate environmental preservation issues. As a final project, students develop plans for a future community that uses sustainable alternative energy resources.

  • Stephanie Skelly

    Ewa Elementary School
    Ewa Beach, HI
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Spring

    Ms. Skelly and Ms. Tonaki build students’ knowledge of science and environmental issues through a curriculum on ecosystems. Students learn about local ecosystems, produce a musical on the environment, and investigate environmental preservation issues. As a final project, students develop plans for a future community that uses sustainable alternative energy resources.

  • Steven Selva

    University of Maine At Fort Kent
    Fort Kent, ME
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2004, Spring

    Advancing his knowledge on stubble lichens, a group of old-growth forest species, Dr. Selva travels to Washington, DC, and New York City to study lichen collections at a botanical garden and herbarium. Dr. Selva hopes that studying the actual specimens will enhance the field’s understanding of these often misidentified species. He publishes his findings.

  • Steven Selva

    University of Maine At Fort Kent
    Fort Kent, ME
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2004, Spring

    Advancing his knowledge on stubble lichens, a group of old-growth forest species, Dr. Selva travels to Washington, DC, and New York City to study lichen collections at a botanical garden and herbarium. Dr. Selva hopes that studying the actual specimens will enhance the field’s understanding of these often misidentified species. He publishes his findings.

  • Tim Granger

    Quil Ceda Elementary School
    Marysville, WA
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Spring

    Mr. Granger and Mr. Palmer develop “Math Takes Flight,” a mathematics unit focused on flight instruction. Students take lessons in an aircraft simulator, with each session relating to a mathematical concept. After mastering these lessons, students demonstrate their mathematics and aviation knowledge by taking a written examination to obtain a pilot’s license.

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