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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
  • Kristi Briggs

    Canaseraga Central Schools
    Canaseraga, NY
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    The ?Tech-Know? project will enable the geographically isolated, rural, low-income elementary school students of the Canaseraga Central School District to participate in a new supplemental technology curriculum. Students will design, construct, and program robots that will be used to perform a variety of actions and challenges. The hands-on inquiry-based project will reinforce students’ core STEM content knowledge, increase academic achievement, and enable students to develop the tools and skills necessary to succeed in the 21st Century workforce.

  • Laurel Stolte

    Southwest Elementary School
    Durham, NC
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Dr. Stolte will travel to Panama with a team from Digital Portobelo, a project documenting the rich culture and history of the vibrant Afro-Latin community. While there, Dr. Stolte will develop bilingual, standards-aligned curriculum for two-way language immersion students. The units will involve students at three different grade levels in an exploration of ways that people preserve their cultural backgrounds and resist injustice while engaging globally. The lessons will be shared with educators in the United States and Panama through workshops and the Digital Portobelo website.

  • Licia Robertson

    Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet
    Saint Paul, MN
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    To foster an understanding of a diverse student body?s relationship with the planet and food, students will build a school garden and outdoor classroom. Native American, Karen, Hmong, Somali, Latino, Black, and White students and their families will have a space to form school and community partnerships through outdoor education on the school grounds. Family and community members will work with school staff to build an inviting green space that will become a vital part of the school?s science, health, and social studies courses.

  • Lisa Gerhardt

    Wheaton High School
    Silver Spring, MD
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Math classes at Wheaton High School will embed project-based learning strategies to create a school-wide carnival at the end of the school year. Students will demonstrate mastery of content knowledge as they play games of probability, use angles for projectiles, and apply vectors, trigonometry, and systems of equation in the construction of catapults and games like cornhole.

  • Lorraine Madden

    Cranford Public Schools
    Cranford, NJ
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    Mrs. Madden will facilitate a language arts cohort of educators growing their practice of the Reading and Writing Workshop. The group will design individual action research projects, study how formative assessment informs instruction for small group and individual conferences, and identify reading and writing goals while monitoring and reporting the individual progress of students. The group will create and use educator toolkits to successfully support analysis and synthesis. Through study groups, Mrs. Madden and her colleagues will develop their capacity to engage as a professional learning community that deepens their practice in support of student learning.

  • Mitchell Smith

    Kentridge High School
    Kent, WA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Mr. Smith will investigate best-known instructional practices and connect with and develop others accordingly by participating in the Conference on Teaching Excellence, conducting ongoing independent research, and sharing his findings with colleagues and students. Through this work, Mr. Smith will look to increase student performance in science, create more aligned communications that strengthen student interventions, and implement more effective two-way conversations between schools and parents to support student learning at home and in school.

  • Nancy Burke

    Haverhill High School
    Haverhill, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    Ms. Burke and Mrs. McIntyre will lead a team of educators in transforming a plot of land at Haverhill High School into an outdoor science center. The group will design and develop the science center and create corresponding lessons across grade levels and subject areas. Upon completion of the center, students will work with new technologies and deepen their knowledge of the scientific world.

  • Ryan Petitti

    Tolles Career and Technical Center
    Plain City, OH
    Student Achievement Grant
    Higher Education
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    To improve the efficacy of teaching electronics and robotics, dedicated electronics workstations will be constructed in Mr. Petitti?s and Mr. Pencil?s classrooms. Students will work independently and in small groups to learn the fundamentals of both electrical engineering and mobile robotics. The stations will be utilized by students to build and test robots, which will be entered in the National Robotics Challenge.

  • Sharon Galt

    Sterling High School
    Somerdale, PA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    To increase the rigor of her Spanish curriculum, Ms. Galt will travel to Panama to immerse herself in the culture and experience the nuanced difference in the use of language, local cuisine, and historical sites. While there, she will research and collect pertinent artifacts representing four unit topics; travel, environment, beauty and aesthetic, and fair trade. Ms. Galt will apply her experiences to develop interesting and challenging lessons using the district-wide thematic units as her guide.

  • Sharon Thompson

    Trent Lott Academy
    Pascagoula, MS
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    To improve and enhance her classroom instruction and advance student achievement, Mrs. Thompson will attend the Project-Based Learning World Napa Valley Conference. After learning how to design, assess, and manage standards-focused projects, Mrs. Thompson will apply her knowledge to develop and facilitate rigorous, relevant projects customized to address students’ unique learning styles and abilities. Mrs. Thompson will share her experiences with her colleagues and introduce effective instructional practices through a series of ?Dart and Dash? demonstrations.

  • Stefani Lailari

    James K Polk Elementary
    Alexandria, VA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Ms. Lailari will conduct action research to understand the phenomenon of students making frequent visits to the school nurse to avoid instruction. Personal study will provide the foundation for this learning, primarily through reading current evidence-based literature and attending the National Association of School Nurses conference. The knowledge gained will be used to educate teachers, nurses, and education support professionals about the problem and provide opportunities for collaborative problem solving.

  • Stephanie Mathews

    Palm Bay Magnet High School
    Melbourne, FL
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Ms. Mathews will participate in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Summer Institute, where she will improve her knowledge as an AVID coordinator. Upon returning, Ms. Mathews will act as a resource to her peers by sharing her newly gained knowledge and providing professional development sessions. Ms. Mathews and her colleagues will provide students with equal access to resources that build learning capacity and support them in future endeavors.

  • Steve Weissburg

    Ithaca Senior High School
    Ithaca, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    To assist his students in identifying and combating Islamophobia, Mr. Weissburg will attend the Global Youth Leadership Summit in Morocco, where he will extend and expand his links with Moroccan schools and educators. Upon returning, Mr. Weissburg will enhance his school?s Morocco Cultural Exchange, which promotes online interactions and virtual exchanges for students in Morocco and Ithaca, New York.

  • Susan Tanski

    Woodland Hills Junior Senior High School
    Pittsburgh , PA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    To prepare students for global STEM careers that will require greater language competency and cultural understanding, the Woodland Hills language department will expand their program beyond French and Spanish to include German, a mastery of which is highly desirable in many STEM career paths. By implementing German, Ms. Tanski and Mrs. Tiboni will encourage their students to master multiple languages and cultures that will make them highly competitive in the 21st Century workforce.

  • Valerie Sanchirico

    Delran High School
    Delran, NJ
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 8-12
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Ms. Sanchirico will attend a collaborative program in Spain in which foreign language educators will learn to be more innovative when sharing information in the target language. Participants will gain tools to utilize technology to improve assessments and enhance student proficiency. Upon returning, Ms. Sanchirico will share her experience with her district colleagues and enhance the implementation of technology in the world language department.

  • Wanda Hanley

    Wake County
    Cary, NC
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    Mrs. Hanley and her colleagues will participate in a Conscious Discipline Social and Emotional Learning program. Using the Conscious Discipline Brain State model, the group will learn to see conflict as an opportunity rather than a disruption, and misbehavior as a call for help rather than disrespect. The cohort will learn the seven skills of discipline, seven powers of self-regulation, and gain the understanding they need to change the perception of conflict and create a school family.

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