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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
  • Joseph Moneymaker

    South Livingston Elementary School
    Smithland, KY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Winter
    $2,000.00

    Mr. Moneymaker will participate in an intensive, hands-on professional development training at the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute in Williamsburg, Virginia. While being immersed in U.S. history and collaborating with master teachers and historians, Mr. Moneymaker will develop meaningful and engaging lesson plans and gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a more valuable professional development resource person in his school district.

  • Karen Egger

    Fay Herron Elementary School
    North Las Vegas, NV
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    Mrs. Egger and a team of colleagues will host a convening of educators from Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Southern California to address common challenges in urban and rural school districts. The group will focus on developing teacher leaders who will contribute to the dialogue about teacher shortages, teacher evaluation systems, English Language Learner support, and promoting all content areas to support the Common Core State Standards. Upon completion, participants will share their newly acquired knowledge with colleagues throughout the region.

  • Katherine Lum

    Boonsboro Elementary School
    Lynchburg, VA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    To support math, science, and reading remediation, Ms. Lum and Mrs. McKinney will introduce the “Growing Our Minds Garden,” which will allow students to design, plan, build, and plant a vegetable garden on school grounds. Students will work on math skills through the design and planning, science skills through planting and observation, and reading skills through research and student portfolios. Additionally, produce from the garden will be used in the school cafeteria to encourage healthier student eating habits.

  • Katrina Macht

    Hillside Intermediate School
    Bridgewater, NJ
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    Dr. Macht and Ms. Masud will introduce “Bridging Generations,” a multidisciplinary program that provides opportunities for students to learn from and develop meaningful relationships with elders in their community. The program will break down age barriers and utilize the talents and assets of both age groups through planned activities that establish positive relationships between youth and older adults. “Bridging Generations” will provide the foundation for children and seniors to recognize commonalities and celebrate differences, as they develop meaningful partnerships with one another.

  • Kelli Moss

    Hurricane Elementary School
    Hurricane, UT
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Winter
    $2,000.00

    Ms. Moss will develop a deeper understanding of world cultures, customs, and religions by exploring India and Nepal with Global Exploration for Educators. While there, Ms. Moss will work closely with elementary teachers and students to understand schools in Kathmandu. Upon returning, Ms. Moss will share her findings with educators at her school and with regional colleagues at the SueCon conference.

  • Lanaya Bellamy

    P.S.314X
    Bronx, NY
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    Through “It’s STEAM-teractive,” students will gain a new interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Ms. Bellamy and Ms. Cruz will introduce a robotics program through the use of hand-on interdisciplinary activities and the development of programming skills. The team will expose students to STEAM at an early age and foster that interest through middle school, high school, and college.

  • Lise Renee Andrews

    P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School
    Gainesville, FL
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Winter
    $2,000.00

    Ms. Andrews and Mr. Lemstrom will introduce “Awesome Invertebrates,” a multi-faceted project that will place marine science students in heterogeneous groups. Students will set up aquariums in classrooms and stock them with invertebrates collected on a field trip in the Gulf of Mexico on the University of Florida’s research vessel. Students will maintain the aquariums and create research studies regarding individual organisms, groups of organisms, and tank environments. Students will design, implement, and publish their research and share it with their peers in a class symposium.

  • Lori Davis

    Gower Elementary School
    Nashville, TN
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Winter
    $2,000.00

    Through “The Whole World Loves Kites,” students at Gower Elementary School will explore various cultures through kite making. Lessons will connect math, science, literature, and art while allowing students to discover hands-on activities. Students will research kite making in all parts of the world through interactive reading selections. The project will culminate with a kite flying day to which students will invite their families and members of the community.

  • Marna Wolak

    Sanchez Elementary School
    San Francisco, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Winter
    $2,000.00

    Ms. Wolak will participate in an intensive Arabic language and cultural immersion program at the Excellence Center in the city of Hebron in the Palestinian Territories. The experience will allow Ms. Wolak to better communicate with the growing number of Arabic speaking students and families in her district. After increasing her linguistic and cultural awareness, Ms. Wolak will share her learning with her colleagues and share methods for communicating with the parents of Arabic speaking students.

  • Mary Enright

    Toquam Magnet Elementary School
    Stamford, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Winter
    $2,000.00

    To develop French language skills to accommodate Toquam Magnet Elementary School’s influx of Haitian students and families, Ms. Enright will enroll in a French immersion program in Quebec. While there, Ms. Enright will take French lessons, enroll in sociocultural workshops, and gather pedagogical material. Upon returning to her classroom, Ms. Enright will communicate with and reach out to Haitian students and their families and better articulate basic school-day information.

  • Michele Venable

    Livingston Central High School, Livingston County Middle School
    Smithland, KY
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-12
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    To enhance students’ Spanish language experiences, Mrs. Venable will transition her classroom into a digital learning environment, which will allow students to experience Spanish speakers around the world and immerse themselves in various cultures. Students will gain deeper levels of knowledge and fluency by engaging in meaningful reading, writing, listening, and speaking exercises. Classroom content will tie to real life experiences as students become “digital buddies” with students in Guatemala.

  • Michelle O’Leary

    Gruening Middle School
    Eagle River, AK
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Winter
    $2,000.00

    Ms. O’Leary will combine professional development work for two certification programs: National Board Certification and National Geographic’s Educator Certification. By combining work for these two programs, Ms. O’Leary will leverage positive aspects of both programs for a richer, more expansive professional growth and development experience. Students and other educators will benefit from access to enhanced geography education content and materials, which will directly impact student and educator growth and their personal development as world citizens.

  • Paul Ramirez

    Brentwood Middle School
    Greeley, CO
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Winter
    $5,000.00

    Mr. Ramirez and Mr. Spencer will enhance the technology curriculum at Brentwood Middle School by implementing lessons in which students learn about and use 3D printers. These lessons will help students learn about the design process, computer programming, engineering concepts, manufacturing, and technical languages. The technology will be used across curriculum content areas to inspire students to embrace important 21st Century skills.

  • 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.

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