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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
  • Barbara Wilkins

    Cuba High School
    Cuba, MO
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2003, Summer

    Ms. Wilkins and her study group partners, who are high school and middle school mathematics teachers, are determining the most effective methods of using manipulatives to improve students’ comprehension and retention of pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry concepts. Study group members also investigate the causes and remedies of a drop-off in mathematics achievement in the district between grades four and eight.

  • Brenda Simmons

    St. Clair County High School
    Odenville, AL
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2003, Summer

    Ms. Simmons and Ms. Richardson guide their students through all the phases of writing and publishing novels that focus on growing up in Alabama from the 1940s through the 1970s. Students research these decades and conduct interviews with community members who were teenagers at the time. The students then write four novels, one for each decade, and host a book signing in a local bookstore.

  • Brenda Simmons

    St. Clair County High School
    Odenville, AL
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2003, Summer

    Ms. Simmons and Ms. Richardson guide their students through all the phases of writing and publishing novels that focus on growing up in Alabama from the 1940s through the 1970s. Students research these decades and conduct interviews with community members who were teenagers at the time. The students then write four novels, one for each decade, and host a book signing in a local bookstore.

  • Carmen Latterell

    University of Minnesota Duluth
    Duluth, MN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2003, Summer

    Professor Latterell, who manages mathematics placement testing for college freshman, leads a study group of higher education and high school mathematics teachers to analyze and reform matriculation practices. Currently the standards, instructional strategies, and expectations in place at the secondary level differ from those at universities. As a result, students are often inappropriately placed in college. To bridge this divide and ensure student success in mathematics, the study group develops approaches to prepare students for university study and revises the placement exams to better assess the mathematics abilities of incoming students.

  • Carmen Latterell

    University of Minnesota Duluth
    Duluth, MN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2003, Summer

    Professor Latterell, who manages mathematics placement testing for college freshman, leads a study group of higher education and high school mathematics teachers to analyze and reform matriculation practices. Currently the standards, instructional strategies, and expectations in place at the secondary level differ from those at universities. As a result, students are often inappropriately placed in college. To bridge this divide and ensure student success in mathematics, the study group develops approaches to prepare students for university study and revises the placement exams to better assess the mathematics abilities of incoming students.

  • Christian Wilkens

    Juneau Douglas High School
    Juneau, AK
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2003, Summer

    Mr. Wilkens is participating in the American Sign Language (ASL) immersion program at Gallaudet University. After becoming fluent in ASL, Mr. Wilkens hopes to serve the learning needs of his district’s deaf students, and help hearing students gain proficiency in the language. Recognizing that his community has a serious shortage of qualified ASL instructors, Mr. Wilkens also plans to teach an ASL class at the University of Alaska-Southeast.

  • Christian Wilkens

    Juneau Douglas High School
    Juneau, AK
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2003, Summer

    Mr. Wilkens is participating in the American Sign Language (ASL) immersion program at Gallaudet University. After becoming fluent in ASL, Mr. Wilkens hopes to serve the learning needs of his district’s deaf students, and help hearing students gain proficiency in the language. Recognizing that his community has a serious shortage of qualified ASL instructors, Mr. Wilkens also plans to teach an ASL class at the University of Alaska-Southeast.

  • Daniel Rufner

    Wendler Middle School
    Anchorage, AK
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2003, Summer

    Mr. Rufner helps broaden the scope of Wendler Middle School’s student services committee. At the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, Mr. Rufner participates in a five-day seminar that covers several topics including trauma-specific intervention tasks and techniques, comprehensive models for working with families, and suicide prevention and intervention.

  • Daniel Rufner

    Wendler Middle School
    Anchorage, AK
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2003, Summer

    Mr. Rufner helps broaden the scope of Wendler Middle School’s student services committee. At the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, Mr. Rufner participates in a five-day seminar that covers several topics including trauma-specific intervention tasks and techniques, comprehensive models for working with families, and suicide prevention and intervention.

  • Debra Ryan

    Bluffton Elementary School
    Bluffton, SC
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2003, Summer

    To integrate mathematics and language arts curricula, the faculty at Bluffton Elementary has formed grade-level study groups. These groups meet biweekly to discuss student work and the connections between mathematics and language arts instruction. Group members observe each others’ classrooms and videotape instruction to discuss and analyze during their meetings.

  • Debra Ryan

    Bluffton Elementary School
    Bluffton, SC
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2003, Summer

    To integrate mathematics and language arts curricula, the faculty at Bluffton Elementary has formed grade-level study groups. These groups meet biweekly to discuss student work and the connections between mathematics and language arts instruction. Group members observe each others’ classrooms and videotape instruction to discuss and analyze during their meetings.

  • Dona Delgado

    Central Elementary School
    Calhoun, LA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2003, Summer

    Ms. Delgado and Ms. Kelly participate in a weeklong seminar to learn how to identify dyslexic students that have been missed by current screening practices. They share their knowledge with other teachers in their school and district.

  • Dona Delgado

    Central Elementary School
    Calhoun, LA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2003, Summer

    Ms. Delgado and Ms. Kelly participate in a weeklong seminar to learn how to identify dyslexic students that have been missed by current screening practices. They share their knowledge with other teachers in their school and district.

  • Frederick Nelson

    Manhattan High School
    Manhattan, KS
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2003, Summer

    Mr. Nelson and Ms. Schaub study best practices in the use of portfolio assessment, including electronic portfolios. After piloting the process in Manhattan High School physics courses, Mr. Nelson and Ms. Schaub plan to present the program to preservice teachers and other science educators.

  • Frederick Nelson

    Manhattan High School
    Manhattan, KS
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2003, Summer

    Mr. Nelson and Ms. Schaub study best practices in the use of portfolio assessment, including electronic portfolios. After piloting the process in Manhattan High School physics courses, Mr. Nelson and Ms. Schaub plan to present the program to preservice teachers and other science educators.

  • Julia Somers

    Ignacio High School
    Ignacio, CO
    Innovation Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2003, Summer

    Ms. Somers, Ms. Bilgrav, and Ms. Reinhardt developed an inquiry-based marine biology curriculum that increases their students’ environmental awareness and interest in science. Students from this isolated Rocky Mountain American Indian reservation conduct field research at local streams and lakes with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Environmental Division, consult with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder and learn scuba diving to observe marine life up close at the University of Hawaii Marine Research Station.

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