2019 Summer Teacher Creativity Mini-Grant Recipient
THE PORTLAND FOUNDATION
The Board of Trustees of The Portland Foundation has approved Teacher Creativity Mini-Grants totaling $2,994.88 for 11 projects for the second half of 2019.
Teacher Creativity Mini-Grants are to help cover the costs ($300 or less) of learning experiences which teachers feel are important to their students, yet are outside the budget of their school. This program is funded by the Virgil and Josephine Thomas Educational Fund, a component fund of The Portland Foundation, as a way to increase funding for educational projects and programs.
This program funds grants for field trips, classroom supplies, class projects, programs, music or art instruction, speakers, educational materials and seminars. The purpose is to allow teachers to become more creative in their teaching styles and methods, without being hindered by cost.
The grants awarded are as follows:
Ms. Carol Bantz – Westlawn Elementary School Grade 1 - $300 to fund the purchase of 3 Osmo Genius Kits for iPads
Ms. Dana Brown – East Jay Middle School Grade 6 - $259.95 to fund the purchase of STEM items
Ms. Tracy Christman – Westlawn Elementary School Grade 2 - $262.90 to fund the purchase of Lucy Caulkins’ Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing
Ms. Natalie Corcoran – Redkey Elementary School Grade 3 - $272.84 to fund the purchase of Math Movement
Ms. Carol Gebert – Jay County High School Theatre - $300 to fund the purchase of materials to build storage units for the scene shop
Ms. Amy Hollowell – East Jay Middle School Grade 6 - $189.75 to fund the purchase of the Scholastic News classroom set
Ms. Jennifer Johnson – Westlawn Elementary School Grade 4 - $225 to fund the purchase of new teaching materials
Ms. Beth Mathewson – General Shanks Elementary School Speech - $295.54 to fund the purchase of flexible seating options for the classroom
Ms. Lindsey Peterson – East Elementary School - $299 to fund the purchase of language therapy materials – The HearBuilder Collection
Ms. Sara Wolf – Westlawn Elementary School Kindergarten - $289.90 to fund the purchase of “Reading Reading” books
Ms. Kristine Wolford – East Elementary School Kindergarten - $300 to fund the purchase of items for a listening center
The next Teacher Creativity Mini-Grant Application deadline is January 9, 2020.