TEEF Grants for Educator Excellence
Awardee List and Brief Grant Description Ordered by Campus
1. Mays Elementary School—Kindergarten Classroom Store
Grant Recipients: Kirsten Rauch and Elaine Roberts—grant will benefit all six Kindergarten teachers.
Summary: Kindergarten students will have real-life experience with money and the concept of money through the purchase of items in the classroom store. Students learn about earning money and how to spend and when they may need to save. The grant targets the Personal Financial Literacy standards for Kindergarten.
Total grant request: $1,812.15.
2. Troy Elementary School—Innovative Classroom Furniture for the 4th Grade Math Classroom--Whiteboard “topped” student desks and horseshoe teacher table.
Grant Recipient: Bethany Franklin
Summary: Mrs. Franklin will be receiving innovative, white-board “topped” student desk and teacher table for the purpose of providing a convenient workspace for students and so she can efficiently monitor and provide feedback on student work in real time. The furniture will replace older existing furniture. Total grant request: $7,729.23
3. Troy Elementary School—Boogie Board Re-WriteTablets for reading and math instruction.
Grant Recipients: Chrystal Vriseno and Jenna Metcalf
Summary: Students will use electronic “tablets” for math and writing skills practice, eliminating the need for paper or even whiteboards and markers. Boogie boards are fun and engaging for kids to use while they learn in the classroom.
Total grant request: $767.52.
4. Troy Elementary School—Portable Microphone and Speaker System and Instruments for the Music Classroom and Performances
Grant Recipient: Mike Franklin
Summary: Troy Elementary School students are learning to sing and to play instruments, and they often need a good sound system for in-class use as well as public performances. The new PA system will have them singing and playing loud and clear! Plus, keyboards and ukuleles will make for new music-making opportunities for students.
Total grant request: $4,949.65.
5. Raymond Mays Middle School—Flexible Seating for the Math Classroom Grant Recipient: Stacey Golden
Summary: Grant funds will be used to purchase flexible seating for students, including wobble stools, fidget bands for fidgety feet, and spinning stools. Students will choose their seating option that best keeps them focused on learning.
6. Raymond Mays Middle School—CNC Machine for Building Trades
Grant Recipient: John Branton
Summary: The purchase of a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine will allow RMMS to offer a new elective course that encourages student creativity through the use of hands-on building trades technology. The machine cuts, carves, and etches wood, plastic, aluminum, metal, and more. Total grant request: $5,135.
7. Raymond Mays Middle School—Art Display Panels
Grant Recipient—Christene Ortiz
Summary: Students produce a variety of original art works using a variety of media. New art panels will allow for the proper display of art for showcase events on and off campus. Students enjoy seeing their artwork proudly displayed.
Total grant request: $1,812.15.
8. District-wide—G/T Instructional Seminars
Grant Recipient: Samantha Preece
Summary: G/T students will engage in rigorous, technology-rich projects and independent research, resulting in a showcase of student work for other students, parents, and the community. Grant funds will be used for supplies and materials needed to carry out the projects.
Total grant request: $1,000.