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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
  • Patricia Abitabilo

    South Brunswick High School
    Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Winter

    To reduce the attrition rate at their school, Ms. Abitabilo and her partners analyze teacher efficacy, its relationship to increasing student achievement, and its decline in teachers who teach less than ten years. Once a month the group explores issues such as classroom practices that improve efficacy, alternative assessments, and responsive learning. Veteran teachers and new teachers partner to create lesson plans and reflect on their efforts to increase efficacy and achievement. Pre- and post-surveys assess the study groups impact on efficacy.

  • Roger Clapp

    Columbus Park Preparatory Academy
    Worcester, MA
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Third-grade students at Columbus Park Preparatory Academy investigate the history of the local watershed and the impact that urban development has had on the local ecosystem. After visiting the Worcester Historical Society and the Department of Public Works, students conduct and videotape interviews with local residents and politicians, analyze water quality, and develop a plan for civic action that addresses environmental issues. Students compile their videotapes of interviews and site visits and present their research to the community, including local environmental groups.

  • Roger Clapp

    Columbus Park Preparatory Academy
    Worcester, MA
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Third-grade students at Columbus Park Preparatory Academy investigate the history of the local watershed and the impact that urban development has had on the local ecosystem. After visiting the Worcester Historical Society and the Department of Public Works, students conduct and videotape interviews with local residents and politicians, analyze water quality, and develop a plan for civic action that addresses environmental issues. Students compile their videotapes of interviews and site visits and present their research to the community, including local environmental groups.

  • Sandra Hobbs

    Lake Central High School
    St. John, IN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Winter

    During summer 2004, Ms. Hobbs participates in Earthwatch Expeditions and travels to western and southern Russia to explore the rich tradition of music and dance. She documents and analyzes folk music and dance that was censored and almost extinguished under Soviet rule. Upon her return, she incorporates this music into her curriculum to offer comparisons between folk music traditions in the United States and Russia.

  • Sandra Hobbs

    Lake Central High School
    St. John, IN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2004, Winter

    During summer 2004, Ms. Hobbs participates in Earthwatch Expeditions and travels to western and southern Russia to explore the rich tradition of music and dance. She documents and analyzes folk music and dance that was censored and almost extinguished under Soviet rule. Upon her return, she incorporates this music into her curriculum to offer comparisons between folk music traditions in the United States and Russia.

  • Stacey Dinarello

    Michael E. Capuano Early Childhood Center
    Somerville, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    During the summer 2004, Ms. Dinarello and her partners—who include teachers across Massachusetts—travel to East Africa as part of a Fulbright Scholarship to learn about Muslim societies in Kenya and Tanzania. The group visits mosques, schools, and cultural sites to develop curricula that help change student perceptions of Islam and African life and culture. Upon their return, the group meets throughout the year to reflect on their experiences and share methods for refining their curricula.

  • Stacey Dinarello

    Michael E. Capuano Early Childhood Center
    Somerville, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    During the summer 2004, Ms. Dinarello and her partners—who include teachers across Massachusetts—travel to East Africa as part of a Fulbright Scholarship to learn about Muslim societies in Kenya and Tanzania. The group visits mosques, schools, and cultural sites to develop curricula that help change student perceptions of Islam and African life and culture. Upon their return, the group meets throughout the year to reflect on their experiences and share methods for refining their curricula.

  • Susan Aman

    Thonotosassa Elementary School
    Thonotosassa, FL
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Ms. Aman and Ms. Regenold have developed a historical and archaeological adventure for their third-grade students. The journey begins with tours of the Museum of Science and Industry including the examination of original artifacts from the Titanic. Inspired by their museum trip, students read books about the period, and publish their own story about the field trips. To share their learning experiences publicly, students create a museum and invite their peers and parents to a tour.

  • Susan Aman

    Thonotosassa Elementary School
    Thonotosassa, FL
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2004, Winter

    Ms. Aman and Ms. Regenold have developed a historical and archaeological adventure for their third-grade students. The journey begins with tours of the Museum of Science and Industry including the examination of original artifacts from the Titanic. Inspired by their museum trip, students read books about the period, and publish their own story about the field trips. To share their learning experiences publicly, students create a museum and invite their peers and parents to a tour.

  • Tara Melchior

    Maplewood Middle School
    Maplewood, NJ
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Winter

    Ms. Melchior and her partners form a study group to learn best practices for mentoring pre-service and beginning teachers. Bi-weekly, the group meets and discusses data on current mentoring relationships and creates a framework for the district to use to develop and train teams of mentors in the future.

  • Tara Melchior

    Maplewood Middle School
    Maplewood, NJ
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2004, Winter

    Ms. Melchior and her partners form a study group to learn best practices for mentoring pre-service and beginning teachers. Bi-weekly, the group meets and discusses data on current mentoring relationships and creates a framework for the district to use to develop and train teams of mentors in the future.

  • Becky Peltonen

    Oscar Patterson Elementary School
    Panama City, FL
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2003, Fall

    Ms. Peltonen and Ms. Fowler team with parents and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to develop a scientific exploration of animal and plant ecosystems. After studying scientific methodologies and concepts, students travel to a nearby freshwater lake to collect data. To demonstrate their knowledge of ecosystems, students construct their own freshwater habitats and share them with their families.

  • Becky Peltonen

    Oscar Patterson Elementary School
    Panama City, FL
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2003, Fall

    Ms. Peltonen and Ms. Fowler team with parents and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to develop a scientific exploration of animal and plant ecosystems. After studying scientific methodologies and concepts, students travel to a nearby freshwater lake to collect data. To demonstrate their knowledge of ecosystems, students construct their own freshwater habitats and share them with their families.

  • Berthica Rodriguez-McCleary

    ESOL Dual Language Assessment Center—Devonshire
    Falls Church, VA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2003, Fall

    After recognizing that their World English (WE) students—from Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria—are being inappropriately placed in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, Ms. Rodriguez-McCleary and her team explore alternative programs that meet the special needs of WE students. The team collaborates with university researchers and community resource groups to investigate effective instructional strategies. This results shape the county’s policy on WE instruction and improve services for WE students.

  • Berthica Rodriguez-McCleary

    ESOL Dual Language Assessment Center—Devonshire
    Falls Church, VA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2003, Fall

    After recognizing that their World English (WE) students—from Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria—are being inappropriately placed in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, Ms. Rodriguez-McCleary and her team explore alternative programs that meet the special needs of WE students. The team collaborates with university researchers and community resource groups to investigate effective instructional strategies. This results shape the county’s policy on WE instruction and improve services for WE students.

  • Beth Remaly

    Bunche Park Elementary School
    Opa Locka, FL
    Innovation Grant
    Grades K-5
    2003, Fall

    Integrating their special needs students into general education classes, Ms. Remaly and her partners have developed a model to increase the literacy skills of their kindergarten and first-grade students. Students at all learning levels craft memory books that recall learning activities, events, and trips in which they have participated. Teachers and paraeducators emphasize the vocabulary associated with each activity and take photographs that each student can use to develop their books.

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