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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
  • Rainya Miller

    Prince George's County Public Schools
    Oxon Hill, MD
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-12
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    “Candidate Support Facilitator Jumpstart” will provide professional development for current National Board Certified Teachers who will serve as candidate support facilitators during the school year. The professional development will focus on supporting teacher candidates who are undergoing the national board certification process in the following areas: NBPTS Foundations, The Five Core Propositions, the Architecture of Accomplished Teaching, Overview of the New NBC Process, Components One Through Four, and Providing Effective Feedback for Candidates.

  • Robert Medrano

    Richardson Middle School
    Torrance, CA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    Mr. Medrano and Mr. Smith will enrich social studies curriculum at Richardson Middle School using virtual reality field trips. Lessons will utilize virtual reality technology to immerse students in an exploration of important cultural sites as part of world history curriculum. Students will examine historical art, architecture, engineering, and artifacts through virtual reality inquiry. The technology will help increase student engagement, develop student visual literacy, and improve critical thinking necessary for inquiry based learning.

  • Roger King

    Holmen High School
    Holmen, WI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    Educators at Holmen High School will learn how to instruct farm-to-school techniques in a number of settings. Educators will become familiar with greenhouse labs, outdoor gardens, and offsite farms, which they will use to provide students context for math and science concepts through the observation of food production. The project will create a learning environment that fosters the development of meaningful collaboration and problem-solving as students produce food for the school lunch program.

  • Sara Beth Ferranto

    Raymond and Nancy Hodge Elementary School
    Imperial, MO
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    Through “A Design in Mind,” Mrs. Ferranto and Mrs. Crandall will actively engage and challenge students to learn how to identify and solve problems and create solutions. Students will learn to identify pertinent issues in various situations within their school and surrounding community and design and build constructive problem solving mechanisms while mastering the Missouri Learning Standards. Students will be immersed in project based learning using a design thinking mindset.

  • Sarah Garrity

    San Diego State University
    San Diego, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    Dr. Garrity will facilitate a study group at Chollas Meade Elementary School to help preschool, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten teachers examine language and literacy practices and align planning, instruction, and assessment across grade levels. The meetings will utilize a recursive cycle of reflection, questioning, planning, and acting to create a continuum of instruction that supports the implementation of effective, developmentally appropriate teaching and assessment practices that are evidence based, engaging, and support children’s success in school.

  • Sarah Purl

    Bijou Community School
    South Lake Tahoe, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    To better understand the social and emotional needs of English Language Learners and other high need students, Ms. Purl and her colleagues will embed Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) elementary strategies into daily instruction school wide. Educators will meet in grade level teams to discuss AVID strategies previously learned in the AVID Elementary Foundations Path Training. Upon reflection, teams will plan how to incorporate these AVID strategies and resources into their daily routines.

  • Sarah Whitman

    Collingswood Middle School
    Collingswood, NJ
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Fall
    $2,000.00

    Ms. Whitman and Ms. Kemeny will design a school wide book study based around I Will Always Write Back, a novel in which an American girl builds a lifelong friendship with a pal from Zimbabwe. After reading the book, students will participate in an international pen pal program, visit with the books’ authors, and conduct research on the home countries of their pen pals.

  • Shannon Kelly

    Malverne Union Free School District
    Malverne, NY
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    The first grade science curricula at Maurice W. Downing Elementary School will be fully revised to align with the Next Generation Science Standards and New York State Science Learning Standards. New lab supplies will allow for the creation of a designated first grade STEM lab. Student’s understanding of relevant scientific concepts will deepen from the pairing of experiments and hands-on activities with discussion and individual reflection.

  • Tyson Harty

    Jasper County High School
    Monticello, GA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    Dr. Harty and Mr. Savage will improve student achievement in STEAM by introducing traditional and cutting edge tools in the school’s MakerSpace. The group will provide students options to apply science and math skills as well as creative design ideas. Students will fabricate prototypes and end products to address real world challenges and support entrepreneurial ventures.

  • Albert Sumell

    Youngstown State University
    Youngstown, OH
    Student Achievement Grant
    Higher Education
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    To further meet the needs of students facing food insecurity, Dr. Sumell and Dr. Burden will expand the Youngstown State University Food Pantry. Produce for the pantry will be grown at the campus greenhouse, where students in nutrition and biology courses will learn the lifespan of a piece of food. Students will work with an array of local and regional organizations to ensure that the project has a substantial impact on community members in need.

  • Alison Criss

    FAIR School Downtown
    Minneapolis, MN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    After attending the City University of New York?s Critical Peer Assistant and Review Institute, Ms. Criss and Ms. Garton will lead a diverse community of urban educators in Youth-led Participatory Action Research (YPAR). Ms. Criss will also lead the group in designing plans to affect positive social change through peer review by providing the team with the resources, networks, and skills needed to train youth and adults in YPAR.

  • Allen Hyett

    Rockridge CUSD 300
    Taylor Ridge, IL
    Student Achievement Grant
    Higher Education
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    Through ?Ready, Set, Grow!,? students in the Rockridge school district will participate in outdoor learning at local elementary schools. The creation of the new gardens will serve as powerful learning tools that will provide students with experiences to compliment earth and life science instruction, while allowing them to discover how and where food is grown. The hands-on learning will introduce students to basic agricultural knowledge.

  • Amanda Ringling

    Brandon Valley Middle School
    Brandon, SD
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Mrs. Ringling will travel to Iceland to participate in the GeoCamp Iceland Teacher Institute: ?Exploring Iceland’s Changing Landscapes and Diverse Environments.? During the institute, Mrs. Ringling will participate in geographic inquiry and field methods courses where she will learn about global environmental change and its impact on the people of Iceland. Mrs. Ringling will produce classroom resources and lessons for her students as well as the GeoCamp database and organizations including the National Conference on Geography Education.

  • Amanda Travers

    Livingston County Middle School
    Burna, KY
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    Mrs. Ringling will travel to Iceland to participate in the GeoCamp Iceland Teacher Institute: ?Exploring Iceland’s Changing Landscapes and Diverse Environments.? During the institute, Mrs. Ringling will participate in geographic inquiry and field methods courses where she will learn about global environmental change and its impact on the people of Iceland. Mrs. Ringling will produce classroom resources and lessons for her students as well as the GeoCamp database and organizations including the National Conference on Geography Education.

  • Amy Sherman

    Rosemont Elementary School
    Gaithersburg, MD
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    To better understand the large Salvadoran population at her school, Ms. Sherman will travel to El Salvador, where she will study the language, history, geography, religion, and culture. Through this work, Ms. Sherman will look to improve her own cultural competency and the competency of her colleagues. Their increase in cultural competency will aid the cohort in building stronger relationships with Salvadoran students and their families, and allow educators to plan more appropriate instruction for their students.

  • Andrew Frogue

    Covina High School
    Covina, CA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    Mr. Frogue and Mr. Garcia will develop an engineering pathway for their students through Project Lead the Way. The pathway will encourage students to learn STEM concepts through CAD-CAM, a technology that will allow them to design and manufacture their own products. The students will sell the products they create and will use the profits to continue funding engineering pathways in Covina High School.

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