2020 Winter Teacher Creativity Mini-Grant Recipient

THE PORTLAND FOUNDATION

The Board of Trustees of The Portland Foundation has approved Teacher Creativity Mini-Grants totaling $3,631.07 for 13 projects for the first 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:

Ms. Kerri Andreshack – Westlawn Elementary School Grade 1 - $300 to fund the performance of “Charlotte’s Web”

Ms. Carol Bantz – Westlawn Elementary School Grade 1 - $288.87 to fund the purchase of “hand2mind” math curriculum

Ms. Catherine Berno – General Shanks Elementary School Special Education - $300 to fund the purchase of “Self Regulation Items”

Ms. Jennifer Blackford – East Elementary School Grade 1 - $300 to fund the performance of “Charlotte’s Web”

Ms. Gina Brockman – East Jay Middle School Grade 8 - $120 to fund the purchase of “Teachers Pay Teachers” math resources

Ms. Tracy Christman – Westlawn Elementary School Grade 2 - $300 to fund the purchase of Guided Reading Instruction books

Mr. Andrew Davidson – Westlawn Elementary School Grade 5 - $239.30 to fund the purchase of a camera and camera equipment for the school newspaper

Ms. Amy Fullenkamp – Bloomfield Elementary School Grade 1 - $300 to fund the performance of “Charlotte’s Web”

Ms. Renee Haack – Westlawn Elementary School Special Education - $300 to fund the purchase of curriculum bundles for Life Skills class

Ms. Lana Hilty – Jay County Christian Academy Grades 4 and 5 - $294.94 to fund the purchase of STEM items

Ms. BetMathewson – Jay School Corporation Speech - $287.96 to fund the purchase of materials for Speech and Language activities

Ms. Jacqueline Rinard – Redkey Elementary School Kindergarten - $300 to fund the purchase of materials for “Winter Morning Tubs”

Ms. Jennifer Snow – East Elementary School  Grades 1 and 2 - $300 to purchase books and materials from the National Reading Recovery and Literacy Conference.

The next Teacher Creativity Mini-grant Application deadline is June 15, 2020.


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