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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
  • Jan Studer

    Boundary County Junior High School
    Bonners Ferry, ID
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2003, Fall

    Ms. Studer and Ms. Bergstrand have integrated fine arts and language arts to create an arts throughout history curriculum. For this curriculum, the students use their artwork as prompts for expository, personal, persuasive, and creative writing. Students reflect on their projects in journal entries and present a portfolio of work they have submitted for assessment to their parents and community members.

  • Jeffrey LaBarbara

    West Jessamine Middle School
    Nicholasville, KY
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2003, Fall

    To increase the self-esteem and fine motor skills of their first- through eighth-grade students with special needs, Mr. LaBarbara and Ms. Parrott have created an adapted orchestra program. Students learn to play the cello and read music, and participate in orchestra activities with students in general education classes. At the end of the year, the students perform at a concert for their families.

  • Jeffrey LaBarbara

    West Jessamine Middle School
    Nicholasville, KY
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2003, Fall

    To increase the self-esteem and fine motor skills of their first- through eighth-grade students with special needs, Mr. LaBarbara and Ms. Parrott have created an adapted orchestra program. Students learn to play the cello and read music, and participate in orchestra activities with students in general education classes. At the end of the year, the students perform at a concert for their families.

  • Jonathan Budd

    Joel Barlow High School
    Redding, CT
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2003, Fall

    The tenth-grade English teachers at Joel Barlow High School examine best practices for enhancing their students’ writing skills. These group members analyze student work to identify problematic areas in student writing and develop instructional and assessment tools to foster creative and analytical prose in their students’ work. The writing curriculum and assessment tools the team develops serve as a model for other disciplines throughout the district.

  • Jonathan Budd

    Joel Barlow High School
    Redding, CT
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2003, Fall

    The tenth-grade English teachers at Joel Barlow High School examine best practices for enhancing their students’ writing skills. These group members analyze student work to identify problematic areas in student writing and develop instructional and assessment tools to foster creative and analytical prose in their students’ work. The writing curriculum and assessment tools the team develops serve as a model for other disciplines throughout the district.

  • Jonathan Scott

    Borough of Manhattan Community College
    New York, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2003, Fall

    To address the unique learning needs of the student population and provide instructional support to part-time faculty teaching English 101, Dr. Scott—director of the composition program at the community college—has designed several workshops for new faculty members who teach this course. These workshops provide a forum for developing instructional strategies that address the learning needs of the rapidly changing, mostly immigrant student population.

  • Jonathan Scott

    Borough of Manhattan Community College
    New York, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2003, Fall

    To address the unique learning needs of the student population and provide instructional support to part-time faculty teaching English 101, Dr. Scott—director of the composition program at the community college—has designed several workshops for new faculty members who teach this course. These workshops provide a forum for developing instructional strategies that address the learning needs of the rapidly changing, mostly immigrant student population.

  • Karen Ansberry

    Mason City Schools
    Mason, OH
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2003, Fall

    To improve the teaching of science in middle school, Ms. Ansberry leads a study group on designing and managing inquiry science in the classroom. Study group members examine the Japanese lesson study model, and visit Ohio schools using this model to observe their successes. The team shares its inquiry-based science lessons with middle-school teachers throughout the district.

  • Karen Ansberry

    Mason City Schools
    Mason, OH
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2003, Fall

    To improve the teaching of science in middle school, Ms. Ansberry leads a study group on designing and managing inquiry science in the classroom. Study group members examine the Japanese lesson study model, and visit Ohio schools using this model to observe their successes. The team shares its inquiry-based science lessons with middle-school teachers throughout the district.

  • Kayanne Levesque

    Washburn District Elementary School
    Washburn, ME
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2003, Fall

    Each month, Ms. Levesque and her study group partners learn research-based phonics instruction. Group participants evaluate data on student assessments and reflect on methods to enhance literacy instruction to increase student achievement.

  • Kayanne Levesque

    Washburn District Elementary School
    Washburn, ME
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2003, Fall

    Each month, Ms. Levesque and her study group partners learn research-based phonics instruction. Group participants evaluate data on student assessments and reflect on methods to enhance literacy instruction to increase student achievement.

  • Kim Norton

    Chaska Middle School West
    Chaska, MN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2003, Fall

    Ms. Norton and Ms. Burnett study effective models for creating electronic student portfolios in Chaska Middle School West. These teachers visit schools that have successfully implemented portfolio assessment, and begin testing and developing their own model in a pilot class. Based on what they learn in the pilot program, the team refines the model and expands its implementation throughout the school.

  • Kim Norton

    Chaska Middle School West
    Chaska, MN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2003, Fall

    Ms. Norton and Ms. Burnett study effective models for creating electronic student portfolios in Chaska Middle School West. These teachers visit schools that have successfully implemented portfolio assessment, and begin testing and developing their own model in a pilot class. Based on what they learn in the pilot program, the team refines the model and expands its implementation throughout the school.

  • Mary Anderson

    Audubon Technology and Communication Center
    Milwaukee, WI
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2003, Fall

    Each Wednesday afternoon, Ms. Anderson and her partners take their students with special needs to a bowling ally for “Bowling for Numbers,” a standards-based activity designed to increase students’ mathematics and interpersonal skills. Students learn to use public transportation to travel to the site, and apply their mathematics skills to complete computations based on their bowling scores.

  • Mary Anderson

    Audubon Technology and Communication Center
    Milwaukee, WI
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2003, Fall

    Each Wednesday afternoon, Ms. Anderson and her partners take their students with special needs to a bowling ally for “Bowling for Numbers,” a standards-based activity designed to increase students’ mathematics and interpersonal skills. Students learn to use public transportation to travel to the site, and apply their mathematics skills to complete computations based on their bowling scores.

  • Michelle Tregembo-Allen

    Los Lunas Middle School
    Los Lunas, NM
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2003, Fall

    Partnering with local environmental organizations, archeologists, and historians, Ms. Tregembo-Allen and her partners create a hands-on interdisciplinary study of the natural environment of La Semilla, New Mexico. Their seventh- and eighth-grade classes, which include students with special needs, participate in research trips to La Semilla to gather data, document soil erosion, and study native plants and animals.

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