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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
  • Dr. Yong Joon Park

    Indiana State University
    Terre Haute, IN
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    Dr. Park will partner with Mrs. Spelman and staff at DeVaney Elementary School to help both students and educators get excited about math. Staff will install a 3D printer that will help pre-service teachers learn ways to integrate current technology into lesson plans. Participating educators will understand that technology can be used in tandem with basic learning tools to spark greater student interest. 

  • Elsie O’Bryan

    Teeland Middle School
    Wasilla, AK
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    Ms. O’Bryan and Mr. Steele will use Chromebooks and Promethean boards to provide consistent classroom computer-based instruction. The primary focus of student work will be on phonics, language arts, and math. Each student will ideally maximize their individual potential and advance both socially and academically as they receive immediate feedback as they work.

  • Emily Latham

    Creekview Intermediate School
    Marysville, OH
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    Through the “Making a Difference” project, Mrs. Latham and Mrs. Rich will use a local garden to connect students with the community. Students will read the book “Seedfolks,” which describes how a diverse community in Cleveland came together through a shared community garden. The book will be used as a basis for creating a garden in Marysville’s central pavilion area.

  • Emily Rothering

    Milton Middle School
    Milton, WI
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2016, Fall
    $2,000

    Through “We Do STEM with Legos,” Ms. Rothering and Mrs. Jensen’s students will be presented self-directed opportunities to explore, create, and share knowledge about science, technology, engineering, and math. Educators will integrate the Lego kits in Next Generation Science Standards-based curriculum with unit projects covering earth, life, and physical science. The inquiry-based project will enhance students’ 21st Century skills and competencies which will enable them to be competitive in a technology-rich global market.

  • Jennifer Kennedy

    SPARK Academy for STEM Education
    Athens, AL
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    To build teacher capacity in creating rich and authentic project and problem-based learning experiences, Mrs. Kennedy and colleagues will participate in an intensive two-day training on constructing project or problem-based learning units. Participants will be trained on all aspects of project and problem based learning, including skills development, measuring learning outcomes, entry and exit events, and calendar mapping. The training will provide necessary support for faculty as they transition to a fully integrated curriculum focused on authentic experiences for students. 

  • Jodi Decuf

    MacGregor School
    Bay City, MI
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    Through the use of a Makerspace focused on STEM concepts, Mrs. Decuf’s students will be presented with real world learning experiences. Students will design, collaborate, invent, build, and create artifacts to solve problems through personally meaningful activities. Students will use the Engineering Design Process (ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve) to complete various challenges and explore future career options that peak their interest.

  • Karen Chew

    Ann A. Mullen Middle School
    Sicklerville, NJ
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    Mrs. Chew and Mrs. Delfino will introduce robotics curriculum that will enable students to work through open-ended problem-solving activities in a context that encourages students to have fun in engaging with STEM. Projects will follow a design engineering process that will provide a structured flow through the activities. The structure will help students develop the creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills required for success in school and beyond.

  • Katrina Wagner

    Pacific Cascade Middle School
    Issaquah, WA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2016, Fall
    $2,000

    To improve her ability to meet the needs of her gifted and talented students, Ms. Wagner will attend the National Association for Gifted Children Conference. While there, Ms. Wagner will attend workshops on current research and strategies on gifted education. Workshops and symposiums will offer information on differentiation, social and emotional concerns, academic rigor, creativity and innovation, and support for gifted individuals. Upon returning, Mrs. Wagner will disseminate information through professional development training with her colleagues.

  • Kelly Piccioni

    Berks Career and Technology Center
    Oley, PA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    To increase students’ experience in horticulture and emphasize the need for sustainable farming, Mrs. Kelly will implement an aquaponics system at Berks Career and Technology Center. The system will hold fish and grow crops that will be used in the student culinary program. Students will be actively involved in the production of their food and will gain a greater appreciation for sustainable and healthier living. Horticulture students will work with students from different programs through a cross-curricular collaborative that will mimic 21st century professional relationships. 

  • Laura Grimm

    Dalton Local Elementary and Middle School
    Dalton, OH
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    Mrs. Grimm and colleagues will build a greenhouse and use it to enrich the science curriculum for Dalton Local Elementary and Middle School students. Lessons taught in the facility will assist students in acquiring the knowledge and creative problem-solving skills needed to meet the challenges of feeding an ever increasing world population. The facility will allow students to understand the origins of their food and conduct independent study projects. 

  • Lawrence Jordan

    Milton High School
    Milton, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    To enhance cultural competency in Milton Public Schools, Mr. Jordan will lead a district-wide reading of “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People.” The learning community will examine scientific evidence that reveals hidden biases carried by many people through learned cultural attitudes. The team will work together to learn the characteristics of a culturally competent educator and how those traits can translate to classroom practices. 

  • Leila Villaverde

    University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Greensboro, NC
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2016, Fall
    $5,000

    Ms. Villaverde will work with educators at Peeler Open School to build and disseminate institutional knowledge about best practices in open education and arts integration so that participating educators can form successful partnerships that sustain high-quality open arts-integrated education. Institutional knowledge will be built via units on multi-age flexible grouping, project based learning, and arts integration. The project will support the longterm viability of high-quality open and arts integration teaching through direct instruction, modeling, and teacher mentoring partnerships. 

  • Melissa Adams

    Blazier Elementary School
    Austin, TX
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2016, Fall
    $2,000

    Ms. Adams will lead a book study to support new teachers in learning classroom management techniques that emphasize the creation of caring communities and avoid coercion through rewards and punishments. Participating educators will be invited to participate in a book study that will include group reflection and planning sessions.

  • 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. 

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