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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
  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Al Rabanera

    La Vista High School
    Fullerton, CA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    The “Teachers Mentoring Teachers” project will pair undergraduate students with lead mentor teachers. The program will allow opportunities for mentees to access classrooms that introduce them to various styles of teaching. The mentees will also participate in extra-curricular activities with mentors that will allow them to experience the roles of educators beyond the classroom.

  • Alison Castellano

    Palm Lane School
    Anaheim, CA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    Through “Project Based Learning Inside the Classroom and Beyond,” students will use 21st Century Skills to investigate the ways in which solar energy can serve as an alternative energy source both locally and globally. Students will progress through the Essential Design Elements as identified by the Bucks Institute for Education. Students will collaborate, critique, revise, and reflect throughout the process with peers and experts in a global schools online network.

  • Anika Buster-Singleton

    George Washington Middle School
    Alexandria, MD
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Winter
    $2,000.00

    Through “Lifting Our Voices,” students will be empowered to make positive changes within their community. By reading and analyzing complex texts from various genres, students will gain insights about local, national, and global social and environmental issues. Throughout the project, students will develop critical thinking skills and make connections with other disciplines while using research-based strategies. The project will culminate with a student-directed documentary about change in their community.

  • Carrie Ziolkowski

    Galactic Gifted Program
    Florissant, MO
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Winter
    $2,000.00

    Ms. Ziolkowski will provide opportunities for students at primary grade levels to learn valuable 21st Century skills including designing, programming, and engineering. Through the use of LEGO WeDo 2.0 kits, students will be introduced to the world of engineering through tinkering and exploration, and gain valuable experience in coding and programming that will provide a solid base for additional STEM coursework at subsequent grade levels in the gifted program. As engineers in training, students will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills as they learn from their own mistakes and make adaptations to become successful.

  • Crista Beattie Keltner

    Philipsburg Elementary School
    Philipsburg, MT
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Winter
    $2,000.00

    To provide an outlet for hands-on, inquiry-based learning, Mrs. Keltner and Mrs. Dunkerson will work in collaboration with their community to create an educational garden accessible to all students. The outdoor classroom will include raised garden beds, a high tunnel, a greenhouse, and a class meeting area. The team will focus on including garden features that will assist them in meeting Common Core Standards through the use of interdisciplinary teaching methods and sense-based learning. In addition to being used during school hours, the garden will be used in after-school and summer programs.

  • Diane Rice

    Chattahoochee Elementary School
    Duluth, GA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    Dr. Rice and Ms. Prosser will introduce Touch Math, a multi-sensory mathematics program for students with math disabilities. The program will assist students in understanding number sense and basic fact retrieval, the most important components in mathematics at the primary level. This research-based math program will allow special education teachers to remediate student weaknesses that may place them at risk for future mathematics difficulties.

  • Elizabeth De la Cruz

    Walnut Avenue School
    Chino, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    Mrs. Cruz will lead a professional learning community in educational technology. She and her colleagues will receive training on tablets to create wikis, websites, QR codes, blogs, animation, and other skills. The group will take part in hands-on training that will empower them to reach out to underperforming English Language Learners and other struggling students.

  • Gabrielle Bliss

    Falwell Arts Magent School
    Minneapolis, MN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-12
    2017, Winter
    $2,000.00

    To improve her opera skills and opera-based curriculum, Ms. Bliss will attend a weeklong Open Learning Institute at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. While there, Ms. Bliss will learn methods through which to connect classroom learning in core subject areas with libretto writing, music composition, staging, acting, singing, literary analysis, and critical response. Upon returning to her school, Ms. Bliss will work with student teams to create, perform, and respond to curriculum in engaging and personally meaningful ways.

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