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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
  • April Sheffield

    Village School
    West Windsor, NJ
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    To improve her ability to meet the needs of her students, Ms. Sheffield will attend the Greater Good Science Center’s Summer Institute on ?The Science of Prosocial Human Development.? Workshops on current research on social and emotional learning and ways to effectively implement that research will help her to apply her knowledge in her classroom. She will also learn how to use the science of empathy, compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude to build a positive school climate, and how to integrate prosocial science and practice into content and pedagogy. Ms. Sheffield will disseminate her knowledge through professional development training with her colleagues and administration.

  • Belvey Russ

    Northwood High School
    Silver Spring, MD
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    To better understand her students’ cultures, Ms. Russ will participate in a month-long Spanish language study and cultural immersion in Peru. While there, she will learn more about Latin American culture and second language acquisition. The increased language skills and cultural awareness will help Ms. Russ better communicate with students and their families, and increase student learning outcomes.

  • Brian Wetzel

    Centerburg High School
    Centerburg, OH
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    Through ?Expanding the Possibilities,? students will enhance their abilities to fabricate and manufacture models through 3D printing. Students will be encouraged to experiment with several types of printing filament while learning that each of those materials has its own properties. Students will analyze their work and determine the best type of filaments and print setting for future projects.

  • Brittany Brown

    Guilford County Schools
    Greensboro, NC
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Mrs. Brown will visit Marie-Kahle-Gesamtschule, a secondary school in Bonn, Germany, where she will work with local educators to strengthen an international partnership designed to foster active global citizenship. Mrs. Brown and the team will develop global learning projects and opportunities for students in each of their schools. Mrs. Brown will create podcasts and short films to share her experience and bring the world into her 21st Century classroom.

  • Carly Imhoff

    Ashford School
    Ashford, CT
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-8
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Through the ?Out of This World? professional development experience, Ms. Imhoff will acquire the knowledge needed to lead educators and students in developing and creating a cube satellite to send into space. By attending the Educator Space Academy at the US Space and Rocket Center, Ms. Imhoff will learn how to integrate space exploration into the school district’s kindergarten through eighth grade science curriculum. Additionally, through authentic astronaut training, Ms. Imhoff will gain the skills needed to develop a district-wide program where students will design satellites and experiments to learn more about space.

  • Colin Harte

    Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High School
    Bronx, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Dr. Harte will participate in several bodhr n workshops where he will learn different performance practices and techniques on the bodhr n, an Irish frame drum. While there, Dr. Harte will learn rhythm patterns, accompaniment, performances, bodhr n making, and the drum’s history. After completing the workshop, Dr. Harte will bring new skills into his music classroom and assist students in performing a variety of Irish traditional music and percussion music on the bodhr n.

  • Crystal Glover

    Winthrop University
    Rock Hill, SC
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    In an effort to make early math instruction more meaningful, culturally responsive and developmentally appropriate for reluctant preservice teachers, Dr. Glover will attend the Erikson Early Math Collaborative Summer Institute. The institute will advance Dr. Glover’s knowledge of meaningful practices in early math instruction through hands-on sessions focused on developing deep understandings of the culturally and developmentally appropriate concepts that form the foundation for all mathematics. Dr. Glover will share the information gained from the experience with colleagues and students to strengthen their confidence and knowledge base of early math content and pedagogy.

  • Douglas Ferguson

    Martin Sortun Elementary School
    Kent, WA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-6
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    Mr. Ferguson and Mrs. Rudolph will combine Common Core State Standards, complex problem solving, and the Next Generation Science Standards? engineering requirements to provide unique STEM opportunities for their students. Students will be tasked with real-life challenges like programming, robotics, and 3D printing and will be provided a Maker Space with tablets, EV3 robotics, and 3D printers. Assignments will encourage modern, motivating, project-based STEM learning that will provide students opportunities for hands-on learning.

  • Jason Econome

    Stuyvesant High School
    New York City, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Mr. Econome will attend the 2017 National Science Teachers Association Conference, where he will explore issues associated with the learning of science through experimentation. While there, Mr. Econome will work with experts in the field to understand best practices in facilitating inquiry-based laboratory research projects. Upon returning, Mr. Econome will coordinate with colleagues to offer students opportunities to explore, design, and conduct their own experiments.

  • Jeanne Burth

    University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
    Greensburg, PA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    Dr. Burth and Dr. Marks will curate a series of speakers and active workshops aimed at helping faculty bring increased critical thinking into classrooms. This ?Critical Thinking Plan? will include speakers who will share new ideas and skills that will immediately be workshopped into syllabi, lessons, and assessments. Additionally, faculty participants will collaborate and learn from each other by observing each other’s classes and providing specifically focused feedback.

  • Jeffrey Pilyih

    Regency Park Elementary School
    Plum, PA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    In ?The Edible Classroom,? students will be introduced to aquaponics and hydroponics, which will allow them to grow plants and harvest fish that will be used to provide healthy foods for their lunches. The project-based classroom environment will allow students to engage in hands-on learning and experience project management, growth, and sustainability. Students will become ?agri-preneurs? by growing and selling their products at the school?s Farmers Market and will reinvest their profits into their Edible Classroom.

  • Jennifer Wiggins

    Carlin Park Elementary School
    Angola, IN
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    To promote student proficiency and engagement in STEM, Mr. Wiggins and Ms. Knight will incorporate Lego Simple Machines into their school?s Maker Space. The tool kit will allow students to create different types of machines, which support Indiana?s new College and Career Ready Science Standards. The project will also encourage exploration and hands-on learning while strengthening collaboration and communication skills in small group settings.

  • Jo-Anne Sawyer

    Marlborough High School
    Marlborough, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Ms. Sawyer will participate in a fellowship in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru, where she will perform research on sustainability, conservation, and climate change. While there, she will also serve as a citizen scientist and will study ways to engage students in a deeper understanding of their role in the health of the global environment. Upon returning, Ms. Sawyer will incorporate her learnings into an ecology curriculum and share her findings with her district?s biology professional learning community.

  • Jose Sanchez

    Alhambra High School
    Alhambra, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Mr. Sanchez and a colleague will attend the National Conference on Geographic Education, where they will acquire resources that will be used with students and shared with other educators. Upon returning, Mr. Sanchez will develop lessons that enhance and promote human geography, particularly for students who are English Language Learners.

  • Kayley Harrington

    Claire Lilienthal K-8
    San Francisco, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-8
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    To further develop the social and emotional environment at her school, Ms. Harrington will attend the Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators. In this six day workshop, Ms. Harrington will focus on strategies to improve school climate. Through this institute, Ms. Harrington will have the chance to learn the latest research, collaborate with experts in the field, and have time to plan and develop the next phase for creating a positive, prosocial environment for her students and colleagues.

  • Kent Willmann

    University of Colorado - School of Education
    Boulder, CO
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    Mr. Willmann will lead the ?Boulder County Latino History Teacher Workshop,? which will provide educators with training and materials to incorporate local Latino history and culture into K-12 classrooms. Educators from two schools districts will participate in a workshop and develop lessons using local primary resources including newspaper clippings, interviews, photos, and census documents.

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