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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
  • Melissa Krupp

    Southern Regional High School
    Manahawkin, NJ
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    Through “Giving the World a Helping Hand” at-risk special education students and college bound students will participate in a global volunteer effort via e-Nable. Through this partnership, learners will enhance the lives of others by printing three dimensional prosthetics for recipients around the world. Students will employ hands-on, real-life applications of STEM as they build upper limb assistive devices. 

  • Meredith Blackmore

    Sycamore High School
    Cincinnati, OH
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    Ms. Blackmore and colleagues will introduce the history and current situation of unaccompanied minors from Central America to the United States. Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario will give a lecture to students about the experiences of children emigrating to the U.S. and how they are treated upon arrival. Students will reflect on Ms. Nazario’s words and participate in co-curricular projects that will provide them the opportunity to enhance intercultural competencies and promote global citizenship.

  • Mimma-Marie Cammarato

    Sterling High School
    Somerdale, NJ
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Fall
    $2,000

    Ms. Cammarato will travel to Peru to research how the tomato and other staple foods of the Inca revolutionized the Mediterranean diet and cuisine. Throughout her travels, Ms. Cammarato will investigate agricultural and culinary practices and find connections that gastronomically link Peru and Italy. The research conducted will be used to create lively and challenging lessons to improve students’ linguistic and cultural fluency. 

  • Nancy Harrelson

    Aurora Public Schools
    Aurora, CO
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Fall
    $2,000

    Ms. Harrelson will attend the Mathematical Leadership Summit at Stanford University, where she will study the text and resources of Jo Boaler’s “Mathematical Mindsets.” The resources will allow Ms. Harrelson to collaborate with educators in her district to transform students’ ideas and experiences in the math classroom and to make the subject more enjoyable and achievable. Ms. Harrelson will moderate and share this learning through face-to-face and blended learning in both her district and online with members of the Colorado Education Association through the Colorado Professional Institute for Learning Online Together.

  • Rasheeda Hardy

    Prince George's County Public Schools
    Adelphi, MD
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    To assist educators working with English Language Learners, Ms. Hardy will implement a district-wide focus group model that will support early childhood English Language Learners. The professional learning community will provide participants with strategies and experiences that will increase their knowledge of teaching young students. Educators will collaborate to analyze their teaching practices and discuss techniques, test those techniques in the classroom, and report the results.  

  • Rebecca Smith

    Fluvanna Middle School
    Palmyra, VA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2016, Fall
    $2,000

    Through the “Proficiency Project,” Mrs. Smith’s Spanish language students will have access to authentic language videos and differentiated exercises through the ThisIsLanguage website. Additionally, the project will allow students to travel the world via Chromebook to continue their intercultural relationship with Fluvanna Middle School’s sister school in El Salvador through Gmail, Google hangout, and Google chat activities.

  • Sabrina Conner

    Albion Middle School
    Strongsville, OH
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2016, Fall
    $2,000

    Through “Teach, Learn, Grow” Mrs. Conner and Ms. Pruckner will support the integration of functional life science into the special education classroom. The Tower Garden System will be used in adapted science classrooms with students with severe disabilities including autism. By using the garden to facilitate standards-based instruction, students will learn functional life skills they will be able to use to improve their standards of living. 

  • Sabrina Frost

    Big Sandy Elementary School
    Moundville, AL
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    To promote the use of inquiry and research-based science education by using the newly adopted Next Generation Science Standards, Mrs. Frost and Mrs. Holloway’s students will be using the STEMScopes curriculum and hands-on investigations to increase student achievement. Instruction will focus on problem-based learning, engineering challenges, scientific investigations, and math and literacy connections which promote a student-centered, tactile learning classroom for students to experience science. The work will promote student achievement through the use of experiential, inquiry-based learning.

  • Samantha McMillan

    Oak Grove School District
    San Jose, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2016, Fall
    $2,000

    To help establish a positive learning environment and encourage teachers and students to take ownership of their learning, Ms. McMillan will attend the national SXSWedu conference. While there, Ms. McMillan will connect with like-minded educators from various backgrounds in education. Upon returning, she will use her knowledge to make her school’s interdisciplinary STEM curriculum more rigorous, relevant, and engaging while paying particular attention to students underrepresented in STEM fields. 

  • Sekou Cox

    Elijah Stroud Middle School 353
    Brooklyn, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    Mr. Cox and his colleagues on the MS 353 STEM team will work with New York Sun Works to integrate a school greenhouse into school programming and curriculum. The team will convert a classroom to a hydroponic farming laboratory to educate students and fellow educators about the science of sustainability. Throughout the project, educators will learn essential questions about plant life, animal interactions, and sustainability through exploration, read alouds, and observations. The group will also lead students on trips to botanical gardens, science museums, and farms to connect classroom learning to real world applications.

  • Amy Conrad

    Zionsville Community High School
    Zionsville, IN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Spring
    $2,000

    To deepen understanding of best practices in evaluating world language proficiency, Ms. Conrad will attend an Oral Proficiency Interview assessment workshop sponsored by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).  While there, Ms. Conrad will learn about ACTFL proficiency guidelines and methods to accurately identify student ability and growth. Upon completion, Ms.Conrad will share this information in her professional development groups and through workshop presentations.

  • Angela DeHart

    Glasgow Middle School
    Alexandria, VA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2016, Spring
    $2,000

    To improve her knowledge of coding, Ms. DeHart will complete the CodeHS and Globaloria computer programming training. Upon completion, Ms. DeHart will teach the members of Glasgow Middle School’s Girls Coding Club and First Lego League how to code.  Students will use their skills to support the school’s Hour of Code and various other STEM activities. Additionally, Ms. DeHart and her colleagues will create cross-curricular lessons that incorporate coding into students’ daily work.

  • Christine Yee

    Brighton High School
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Spring
    $5,000

    Journalism students at Brighton High School will produce video news reports and share them with a national audience via PBS’s Student Reporting Labs. Students will conduct research, interview multiple sources, write scripts, and storyboard their reports. Students will then produce and edit their short films and enter them in the district’s annual film festival.

  • Christy Butler

    West Ada School District
    Meridian, ID
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-12
    2016, Spring
    $2,000

    To expand her skill set and support both students with disabilities and special education teachers, Mrs. Butler will attend the Closing the Gap Conference. While at the conference, Mrs. Butler will participate in workshops that will address technology practices and strategies in educational settings. After attending the conference, Mrs. Butler will apply evidence based practices to enhance the capability of educators to better support student learning. 

  • Crystal Thiele

    William Penn School PS 321
    Brooklyn, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Spring
    $2,000

    Ms. Thiele will take part in an oral history gathering expedition to Kamchata, Russia, where she will be trained in “collecting culture.” During the experience, Ms. Thiele will create a culture curriculum based on primary sources, interviews, photographs, and recordings. The curriculum will ideally inspire students to collect evidence and oral histories of their own family cultures and will be shared with Ms. Thiele’s colleagues via workshops and an online blog.

  • Darren Hornbeck

    Linganore High School
    Frederick, MD
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Spring
    $5,000

    Through “Using Fire to Fuel a Digital Curriculum,” Mr. Hornbeck and Mr. Burch will introduce tablets in their classrooms to pilot a social studies class titled “September 11 to the Present.” Due to the recentness of the subject matter, students will use primary source documents to anchor their studies. This completely digital approach to learning will offer exciting opportunities for heterogeneous groups of students from a variety of economic, social, and cultural backgrounds to access knowledge and assessments in a largely paperless classroom.

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