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Education Foundation Surprises 2020 Innovative Teaching Grant Winners

December 4, 2020

Grant Winners

Last month, grant applications poured into the Little Elm ISD Education Foundation for a chance to receive grant money to enhance learning in a classroom or at a campus. Several LEISDEF Board members and volunteers read each application and used a rubric to grade each one they read. The competition was tough this year as teachers stated their case to use grant money to fund their innovative ideas. In the end, 30 teachers and staff were awarded a collective $24,064.17 in grant money.

Donna Brown and Shauna Upton (Lakeview) - $1,359.92
Outdoor Learning Space

Sara Head (Lakeview) - $1,500.00
Teacher, I need a Sensory Break

Kori Byrd and Kimberly Davis (Lakeview) - $615.00
Cube Chairs

Jessica Sides (Lakeview) - $1,500.00
Electrical Box Design

Bryce Lewis and Hailey Adams (LEHS) - $1,000.00
Real Time Digital Assessment in the High School Choral Classroom

Andrew Molina and Andrea Kier (Oak Point) - $959.52
Interactive Ewriter Boards

Lisa Phillips (Strike) - $549.00
Hydroponics Growing

Tiffany Troxclair (Strike) - $1,125.00
DBQ Online

Jeanie Gonzalez and Lisa Stevens (Strike) - $1,000.00
Increasing Authentic Literacy in Science

Ana Vergara (Hackberry) - $504.09
Raising Rigor, Relevance and Engagement through Robotics

Sarah Phillips (Hackberry) - $1,091.00
Innovative STEAM Learning with Osmo

Stephanie Cervantes (Hackberry) - $929.00
Learning with Osmo

Vanessa Del Valle (Hackberry) - $929.00
Learning with Osmo

Jamie Hatcher (Hackberry) - $929.00
Learning with Osmo

Emily Birge (Hackberry) - $929.00
Learning with Osmo

Holliday Lawson (Hackberry) - $929.00
Learning with Osmo

Megan Branch (Hackberry) - $894.80
Promoting STEM in Pre-K

Kaitlen Olssen (Hackberry) - $1,500.00
STEM Bins for 1st Grade

Vanessa Moya (Hackberry) - $504.09
Raising Rigor, Relevance, and Engagement through Robotics

Kim Chow-Jackson (Hackberry) - $504.09
Raising Rigor, Relevance, and Engagement through Robotics

Mariza Escamilla (Hackberry) - $504.09
Raising Rigor, Relevance, and Engagement through Robotics

Noemi Ballesteros (Hackberry) - $520.93
Robotica

Jennifer Gwinn (Hackberry) - $1,435.07
Multisensory Phonics Playsets for Students with Dyslexia

Darcie Brodsky (Hackberry) - $1,435.07
Multisensory Phonics Playsets for Students with Dyslexia

Tamra Martin (Hackberry) - $917.50
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