THE PORTLAND FOUNDATION
The Board of Trustees of The Portland Foundation has approved Teacher Creativity Mini-Grants totaling $2,346.76 for 9 projects for the first half of 2021.
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. Rhonda Clott – Jay County Jr.-Sr. High School Grades 9-12 - $250.00 to fund eleven members of the Jay Business Professionals of America (BPA) to attend state competition in March 2021
Ms. Lisa Cook – Jay School Corporation Speech - $ 288.84 to fund the purchase of speech and language instruction materials
Ms. Jenny Gibson – East Elementary School Grade 2 - $207.10 to fund the purchase of a set of SnapWords Pocket Chart Cards
Ms. LaVetha Loucks – Westlawn Elementary School Music - $300.00 to fund the purchase of a Soprano Ukulele Storage Rack
Ms. Beth Mathewson – Jay School Corporation Speech - $254.54 to fund the purchase of two eBook sets
Ms. Meg Mauger – Jay County Jr.-Sr. High School Grades 9-12 - $250.00 to fund eleven members of the Jay Business Professionals of America (BPA) to attend state competition in March 2021
Ms. Lindsey Peterson – East Elementary School Speech - $294.00 to fund the purchase of the Expanding Expression Tool Kit and materials for instruction
Ms. Brooke Schmiesing – East Elementary School Grade 2 - $300.00 to fund the purchase of three Chromebook chargers and a charging cart
Ms. Christy Shauver – Redkey Elementary School Resource Room - $202.28 to fund the purchase of reading and math curriculums for special education, and progress monitoring for IEP goals from Teachers Pay Teachers
The next Teacher Creativity Mini-grant Application deadline is June 14, 2021.