Foundation awards nearly $23,000 in grants to CMCSS teachers

For the past eight years, the Education Foundation has offered CMCSS educators the opportunity to compete for funds that benefit their classrooms and special projects in a non-traditional way.

Education Foundation president Brian Taylor notes that the increase in funds awarded is possible because of contributions made by individual community members to recent Foundation fundraisers including the Vision to Reality Banquet and the Annual Campaign. “Each year we continue to offer more opportunities for our students and teachers in CMCSS because our donors witness first-hand how their support is making an impact in the lives of students.” We are very fortunate that more people are taking interest in our work and offering ways to support our efforts.

This year, 25 educators out of 65 applicants were awarded up to $1,000 each to implement their ideas, which will impact approximately 10,500 CMCSS students both directly and indirectly. Awards received were based on a competitive rubric and its potential impact in the school or in in the classroom and student learning. Foundation Board members Tommy Bates, Maria Jimenez and Lori Smith recognized the Great Idea Grant recipients at a reception held at CMCSS Central Office on January 9.

Grant recipients for 2016:

Elementary School

Barkers Mill Elementary

Math Manipulative for Eureka Math Curriculum Tammy Seeber
Connecting Literacy to Mathematics in Primary Grades Nikki Lavigne
Tablet Teaching Sharon Williams
 

Glenellen Elementary

STEM club engineering, technology, and coding

 

 

Tonilynn Mosley and Eileen Huppert

 

Liberty Elementary

STEM Teacher Guides and Books

 

 

Brandi Goodwin

 

Moore Magnet Elementary 

Third Graders “Dig In”

 

 

Patti Sinclair and Laura Baxter

 

Norman Smith Elementary

Fluency Stations

 

 

Amanda Tarver

Family Engagement Summer Reading Workshop Rachel Wainwright and Kellie Nedell
 

Pisgah Elementary

Digital Illustration in the Elementary Classroom

 

 

 

Travis Stanley

 

Rossview Elementary

iPads for Learning

 

 

Sara Denson

iPads for Learning Teresa Hayhurst
iPads for Learning Tangelia Qualkinbush

Middle School

Montgomery Central Middle

High Interest/Low Readability Self-Contained Library Najia Stallworth
Students IN-SYNC with Learning Chassie Combs and James Combs
 

New Providence Middle

CTE-STEM Design

 

 

Rachel Grubb

Northeast Middle

Robotics Program

 

 

Whitney Joyner and Todd Taylor

 

Richview Middle

Increasing Student Focus and Reading

 

 

Amanda Economos and Wendy Rudolph

Helping Students Focus Angelica Encinas and Terry Dublin
 

Rossview Middle

Creative Dramatics Grants for Middle School

 

 

 

Chris Yim

High School

 

Clarksville High School

Maker Challenge

 

 

Beth Frerking and Sandy Ing

ACT BOOT CAMP SATURDAYS Shari Tharpe
 

Kenwood High

Meaningful and Effective Resources for RTI

 

 

Jamie Wright

 

Northeast High School

CITA Augmented and Virtual Reality App

 

 

Stefi Outlaw and Bridget Cloud

 

Northwest High

 Project Focused Fidgeting

 

 

Penelope Liotta

 

West Creek High

Problem Solving Toolbox for ISS Students

 

 

Gary D. Satterfield

 

 

 

 

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