2020 Summer Teacher Creativity Mini-Grant Recipients

THE PORTLAND FOUNDATION

The Board of Trustees of The Portland Foundation has approved Teacher Creativity Mini-Grants totaling $2,305.81 for 8 projects for the second half of 2020.

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 classroom supplies, class projects, programs, music or art instruction, speakers, and educational materials.  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:

 Gina Brockman – Jay County Junior/Senior High School Grade 8 Math- $291.20 to fund the purchase of a wireless drawing tablet and double - sided white board with coordinate grids

 Holly Farr – Westlawn Elementary School Grade 4 - $300.00 to fund the purchase of a laminator and for a one year subscription to “I KNOW IT!” website

 Jennifer Johnson - Westlawn Elementary School Grade 4 - $294.61 to fund the purchase of a mini laminator, seven picture books and for a one year subscription to “I KNOW IT!” website

 Janelle Kirby – Westlawn Elementary School Grade 3 - $220.00 to fund the purchase of subscriptions to “I KNOW IT!” and “Spelling City” websites

 LaVetha Loucks – Redkey Elementary School Lifeskills/Music - $300.00 to fund the purchase of hand and finger puppets and curriculum materials to facilitate music learning through “play”

 LaVetha Loucks – Westlawn Elementary School Lifeskills/Music - $300.00 to fund the purchase of hand and finger puppets and curriculum materials to facilitate music learning through “play”

 Beth Mathewson – East Jay Elementary School Speech - $300.00 to fund the purchase of two Kore Pre-Teen Wobble Chairs and an adjustable height mobile laptop workstation

 Tavia Price – Jay County Junior/Senior High School Grade 8 English Language Arts – $300.00 to fund the purchase of copies of Ray Bradbury’s short story “The Veldt”.

 The next Teacher Creativity Mini-Grant Application deadline is January 8, 2021.


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