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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
  • Rebecca Cunningham

    Elkhorn Elementary School
    Frankfort, KY
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    Through “Exploring Ceramics Across Cultures,” students will be exposed to global issues via the production of art. Mrs. Cunningham and Ms. Lynch will engage students in a yearlong investigation of how and why ceramics are created around the world, and students will learn hands-on skills while making ceramics. The project will culminate in a school-wide exhibit of original student artwork that will showcase the variety of cultures studied throughout the year.

  • Ryan Hauck

    Glacier Peak High School
    Snohomish, WA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    Through “Empowerment through Education,” Mr. Hauck and Mrs. Shadoin will lead a professional learning community that will transform the lives of students in Mr. Hauck’s suburban Seattle school and Mrs. Shadoin’s rural school in North Carolina. The team will connect students in both states with their peers in Senegal and encourage them to become engaged citizens at the local and global level. Educators across contexts will work together to cultivate global competency, cross-cultural understanding, and 21st Century skills.

  • Scott Sprengel

    Newton-Lee Elementary School
    Ashburn, VA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Winter
    $2,000.00

    Mr. Sprengel will travel to Peru to attend EcoTeach’s Educator Academy in the Amazon rainforest. While investigating the rainforest and its indigenous cultures, Mr. Sprengel will work with program faculty, scientists, researchers, and local guides to learn to utilize exciting cross-curricular instructional approaches and protocols. Following the field experiences, Mr. Sprengel will share pedagogies and methodologies in staff development workshops and through student engagement in project-based learning.

  • Teresa Potter

    Fisher Elementary School
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 3-6
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    Through “Robotics and Coding in the Classroom,” students will be introduced to a virtual coding environment. The program will encourage students to increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through the use of Sphero, an app-controlled robotic ball. The Sphero lessons will give students experience in programming while sharpening their 21st Century skills.

  • Tiffanee Brown

    Bay View Elementary School
    Burlington, WA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Winter
    $2,000.00

    Mrs. Brown will attend the H. Lynn Erickson Concept-Based Certification Institute to deepen her understanding of concept-based instruction and become a certified trainer. As a trainer, Mrs. Brown will help her colleagues cultivate their thinking classrooms. This methodology will encourage student empowerment and allow students to gain a depth of understanding that will connect classroom lessons with real life experiences.

  • Tricia Ebarvia

    Conestoga High School
    Berwyn, PA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    To better understand literacy skills and prepare students for school and beyond, Ms. Ebarvia and her colleagues will participate in the Educator Collaborative online study series, where they will research 21st Century reading and writing workshop methods. After completing the online component, the group will take part in the Boothbay Literacy Retreat, a multi-day institute led by the nation’s top literacy educators. This duel-tiered approach will help educators prepare to help students develop autonomy, mastery, and purpose in writing.

  • Valerie Loew

    Fullerton College
    Fullerton, CA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Higher Education
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    The “Aquaponics Skills for an Evolving Horticulture Industry” project will incorporate high impact teaching practices to improve the success rates and certification and degree completion rates of vocational students. Students will be provided with undergraduate research opportunities, particularly in the areas of biology and earth science. Additionally, the project will provide hands-on instruction to general education students that will allow them to link lessons with the real-world social issues of food security and clean water.

  • Valerie Strong

    Penny Creek Elementary School
    Everett , WA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    Mrs. Strong and Mrs. Judd will introduce “Disappearing Pollinators,” a project-based learning experience that will allow students to explore and research the reasons honey bee populations are declining. In collaborative groups, students will create a presentation in which they will teach their peers and families about what they’ve learned. The final component of the project will call for students to create and maintain an outdoor learning space that can support insect pollination.

  • Akeyo Garcia

    Ewa Elementary School
    Ewa Beach, HI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    To build a professional learning community within Ewa Elementary School, Mrs. Garcia and Mrs. Macion-Ito will establish an on-site collaborative STEM training program. The training will focus on classroom best practices that are age and developmentally appropriate for young learners. The program will improve instruction and improve staff communication, evaluation, assessment, and leadership skills. 

  • Angela Gray

    Alton High School
    Alton, IL
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    To increase awareness of Relational Aggression (RA) among teen girls, Mrs. Gray and colleagues will develop weekly group counseling sessions for at risk girls. Multiple RA curriculum materials will be used to increase awareness of RA, encourage empathy and tolerance, and improve self-control and coping skills. After completing group sessions, high school girls will be trained to mentor middle and elementary school girls, with the work culminating in a district-wide girls’ conference.  

  • Angela Wagner

    Athens High School
    Rogersville, AL
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Fall
    $2,000

    Mrs. Wagner will attend the Association for Educational Communications & Technology Conference to support teachers in her district’s PowerUp initiative, a one-to-one training program that provides laptops to students for academic advancement. The training will explore integrating technologies into learning, instruction, and performance; interweave research, practice, and theory development; and demonstrate what works with regard to improving learning, instruction, and performance. Upon completion, Mrs. Wagner will bring findings to her classroom and create lessons that outline the knowledge gained. 

  • Anna Raynovich

    Highland Elementary School
    Silver Spring, MD
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Fall
    $2,000

    Students, parents, and teachers will work together to create, maintain, and utilize gardens at Highland Elementary School. Students will benefit from direct, hands-on learning experiences related to the science curriculum across all grade levels. The community as a whole will benefit by cultivating social and leadership skills, improving health and wellness, and promoting awareness of the environment. Creating a garden will provide students with the opportunity to see, first hand, how learning and action can create the resources to fill a need within their own community. 

  • Arcelia Dalton

    South Hall Middle School
    Gainesville, GA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2016, Fall
    $2,000

    To meet the needs of students from diverse backgrounds, Mrs. Dalton will participate in eLearing classes through the University of Georgia. Through her course work, Mrs. Dalton will learn about various systems, methods, and digital products for multimedia instruction. Mrs. Dalton will incorporate videos, slideshows, webinars, chats, and online forums in her instruction and will share these teaching tools with her colleagues. 

  • Barbara Gottschalk

    Susick Elementary School
    Troy, MI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    Ms. Gottschalk and Ms. Reynolds will work with the district’s language acquisition teachers to better track the progress of young English Language Learners. Ms. Reynolds will attend a WIDA data analysis meeting, after which she and Ms. Gottschalk will head an initiative to train the district’s elementary language acquisition teachers on WIDA growth data and how it can be used to pinpoint areas of need.

  • Breanne McAllister

    Clark County Skills Center
    Vancouver, WA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    Nursing professionals from the Clark County Skills Center will acquire up-to-date medical training materials and couple them with project based instruction and Chromebooks. Mrs. McAllister and her colleagues will use these materials to improve student achievement and increase the number of students completing the Applied Medical Program. Those students will go on to meet the requirement to take the Certified Nursing Assistant exam and earn college credits through articulation. 

  • Cathy Bryant

    Avoca Elementary School
    Bristol, TN
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    Through “Gathering STEAM,” students will improve their understanding of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematical concepts. Students will work on self-directed projects through Avoca Elementary School’s new STEAM lab. Students will visit the lab at least once a week to explore and engage in student-led inquiry-based learning activities. 

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