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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
  • Madeline Burke

    Molholm Elementary School
    Lakewood, CO
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2019, Fall
    $2,000

    To address students’ low reading proficiency rates, Ms. Burke will attend an intensive Orton-Gillingham reading instruction training. While there, Ms. Burke will learn about the evidence-based, systematic structured reading and writing program, which will allow her to effectively meet the diverse needs of her students, including those with significant learning disabilities and those who are English Language Learners. Program resources will be shared with colleagues throughout the school and district.

  • Maria Le

    Central Park Elementary School/Roseville Area Schools
    Roseville, MN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Fall
    $5,000.00

    Ms. Le and Ms. Grigsby will lead a differentiated professional development for educators of color and provide a support network for issues these educators regularly face. The group will utilize ?Edu-Breakout? kits for team building activities and will use the kits to implement STEM in the classroom. The group will discuss micro-aggressions, hold a self-care workshop, and conduct electronic field trips to bring absent narratives to their classrooms.

  • Marla Kilfoyle

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

    To ensure that their students’ parents are comfortable with their children working with online tools in school, Ms. Kilfoyle and Ms. Tomlinson will partner with the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy to create and distribute a teacher toolkit. The toolkit will include fact sheets, checklists, and steps educators can take to ensure that their students’ personal information is not breached. Once complete, the toolkit will be shared via local and regional education organizations.

  • Maryann Molishus

    Goodnoe Elementary School
    Newtown, PA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Fall
    $2,000.00

    Ms. Molishus will work with colleagues to integrate digital fabrication and mathematics with art. The project will allow students to benefit from math manipulatives and multiple models to help them learn geometry and measurement. Through two fabrication stations, students will have opportunities to work through various challenges that encourage inquiry, problem solving, and collaboration.

  • Melissa Pearcy

    Roosevelt Elementary School
    Spokane, WA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2019, Fall
    $5,000

    Mrs. Pearcy and Mrs. Bageant will work with colleagues to grow their district’s use of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) from reading and writing to science. The team will work with STEM educators to focus on ways to effectively implement VTS methodology into science curriculum. The cohort will participate in classroom observation, 1:1 coaching classroom visits with VTS trainers and teacher leaders, and collaborative strategy sessions.

  • Michele Sealander

    Hamburg Public School
    Hamburg, NJ
    Student Success Grant
    Grades K-12
    2019, Fall
    $5,000

    Through “Virtual Reality in the 21st Century Classroom,” Mr. Blochinger and Ms. Sealander will work with colleagues to bring STEM ideology into all areas of the curriculum using virtual reality. Students will learn to use assistive technology, take virtual tours, connect past and present events, and create their own 3D tours all while learning to use the technology of the future. Students will understand theories and complex concepts while educators will enhance collaborative learning by incorporating STEM concepts across content areas.

  • Patricia Otero

    Howard County Public Schools
    Ellicott City, MD
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-12
    2019, Fall
    $5,000

    Mrs. Otero and Mrs. Hlavka will create a workgroup of education support professionals (ESPs) to develop a cross-classification induction handbook. The handbook will be distributed to new ESPs and peers who will coach them. The workgroup will additionally serve as induction coaches and pilot the handbook to support new ESPs in their respective schools.

  • 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.

  • Scott Hendrix

    Avanti High School
    Olympia, WA
    Student Success Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2019, Fall
    $2,000

    To answer the question “What can chocolate teach us?,” Mr. Hendrix and Mr. Sogn will introduce “Bitter Water,” a project through which students will learn how chocolate has reinvented itself repeatedly and dramatically over 4,000 years of cultivation. The historical study will cover Mesoamerican civilizations, colonial conquest, industrial revolution, world trade, economics, and globalization. An interdisciplinary, inquiry-based course, “Bitter Water” will allow students to view material through archaeological, culinary, and ecological frameworks and ethnographic perspectives by examining a single common everyday item and its role in history across time and geography.

  • Stephanie Glaser

    McGinnis Middle School
    Buena Vista, CO
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2019, Fall
    $2,000

    Ms. Glaser will travel to Nyanga, Cape Town, South Africa to collaborate with educators and facilitate a “Kids are Kids” art exchange project at John Pama Primary School. Upon returning to McGinnis Middle Schools, Ms. Glaser will expose her students to South African culture via poetry and literature. Students in both Colorado and South Africa will create postcards and create connections with their peers half a world away.

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