2018-2019 Teaching Grants

The Dickinson Education Foundation awarded $97,000 in teaching grants for Fall 2018. Teachers write grants in hopes of starting new innovative programs, purchasing new equipment or instructional materials for their classrooms.
Congratulations to Kelley Trahan, the Lobit Elementary Math teacher on being awarded a $10,000 teaching grant for Math Games in the Courtyard. This grant will be used to purchase a set of concrete corn hole boards, a concrete ping pong table, and concrete chess/checkers table. We hope all the student at Lobit Elementary enjoy these items and can't wait to see them being put to use.
Sara Malloy, the CTE Teacher - Engineering/ STEM at Dickinson High School received a $10,000 grant towards her program. The grant funds will be used for three tournament competition registration for all 7 teams, transportation, robotics kits, and supplies. Congratulations to Sara and the robotics teams!
Congratulations to Nancy Campbell, Jamie Cantrell and Leslie Burke at Silbernagel Elementary on being awarded $10,000 to start a Gator Summer Enhancement Club (GEC Club). This grant will be used so that 2nd - 4th-grade students who did not meet state grade level expectations. These students will participate in both reading and math small intimate classes over the summer to move students forward in their learning.

Congratulations to Tyler McCord, K.E. Little music teacher on being awarded a $10,000 grant! These funds will be used to start and after-school Orff Instrument Ensemble group for 3rd and 4th-grade students. The student will learn how to read music in greater detail and play an assortment of instruments.

 

Congratulations to Deanna Williams, the Dickinson High School Librarian on receiving a $6,500 grant! This grant will allow the library to add collaborative work space areas, provide and ideal classroom setting to benefit all students, all learning types and enhance both the fiction and nonfiction collection to support Gotta Keep Reading, the school-wide reading initiative. We are looking forward to seeing each student continue in launching forward their education!

Congratulations Denise Daniel, the Academic Coach at San Leon received a $5,000 teaching grant! This grant will allow San Leon to significantly increase their selection to meet diverse language and cultural needs of the bilingual students and parents.

 

Congratulations to Pam Bowen, Lisa Brown and Brian Hopkins for being awarded a $5,000 teaching grant for Hughes Rd Elementary. This grant will be used to create a MakersSpace for the students to learn, design, explore, create, plan and construct using a variety of resources. We are looking forward to seeing what the students create in their new MakersSpace.

Congratulations to Chelsea Winters, the Barber MS Librarian on receiving a $5,000 grant. This grant will allow her to create an inquiry-based environment where all the students receive access to STEM activities in the library.

 

Congratulations to Bridget Maloney, the DHS Science teacher on receiving a $5,000 teaching grant. This grant will allow her to create an environmentally friendly landscape that can be utilized by all subject areas across the campus. The long-term goal for this project is to create an outdoor classroom space for the entire student body of DHS.
Congratulations to Angela Estes, the DHS Counselor for receiving a $3,500 grant for the Top 20 Graduate Banquet. This grant will fund a dinner for the top 20 graduates to celebrate their success in graduating in the top 20. The students will be able to bring a special teacher that has impacted them during their time at Dickinson ISD, as well as their parent and administrators.
Congratulations to Irene Alhamra, K.E Little teacher on receiving a $2,000 teaching grant to expose the students to more reading in order to develop their basic reading skills. We are excited for each student to expand their reading skills and continuing to launch forward in their education.
Congratulations to Raechelle Breedlove and Michelle Duke at Barber MS on receiving a $2,000 grant. This grant will allow them to provide a variety of books at multiple reading levels.
Congratulations to Michael Tullos, McAdams Jr High teach on receiving a $2,000 grant. This grant will allow Mr. Tullos to purchase the Oculus Santa Cruz Virtual Reality (VR) headset. This device will allow the teachers to use VR in their classrooms.
Congratulations to Matthew Bloomberg, Cathy Schewe, Ramsey Thompson and Katie Daley at DCC/DALC on receiving a $2,000 grant for their students. This grant will allow them to provide more books in the library to continue to encourage the students to become lifelong learners.
Congratulations to Kat Baldwin, the Instructional Support Teacher at Dickinson High School on receiving a $2,000 grant. This grant will purchase six Vernier LabQuest 2 data collection devices for a team of students to work on collaborative STEM job skills teams.
Congratulations to Julie Rearick, a teacher at Silbernagel and Leslie Burke, Principal on receiving a $1,000 grant for interactive read alouds. By using interactive read alouds they are hoping to help their students find a love for reading, with using various types of genres that can be easily available to them.
Congratulations to Kim Daley, the P.E Teacher at Lobit Elementary on receiving a $1,000 grant. This grant will allow Kim to purchase more equipment in order to continue to be successful in teaching our students health and fitness. As well as encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
Congratulations to Sherri Howard, the Lobit Elementary Librarian on receiving a $1,000 grant. This grant will allow students in the 2nd - 4th grade to celebrate reading through a comic con after introduced to the appropriate age and reading leveled graphic novels. This is to encourage reluctant readers to find that one book that opens the magic of reading for them.
Congratulations to Meredith Antley, Academic Coach at K.E Little on receiving a $1,000 grant. This grant will allow the math teachers to promote reading in their classrooms with the addition of math books. By providing math books that align with instruction, teachers are able to grow students beyond the reading classroom.
Congratulations to Jennifer Reed and Angelic Valderramos at Calder Rd on receiving a $1,000 grant. This grant will allow these teachers to expand their extremely successful robotics program.
Congratulations Holly Sanderson, a teacher at Calder Rd Elementary on receiving a $1,000 grant. This grant will allow her to establish a MakerSpace in the library that will allow all teachers to offer hands-on, project-based learning opportunities in Science and Math.
Congratulations Heather Petway, a teacher at Bay Colony Elementary on receiving a $1,000 grant. This grant will allow students at the K-2nd-grade level to be selected, read a set of at least twenty-five books, and then compete against each other. The competition would consist of teams at each grade level answering questions about the books(comprehension, quotes, and facts) then receiving points for correct responses.
Congratulations to Paige Thompson, the P.E Teacher at Bay Colony Elementary on receiving a $1,000 grant that will allow her to provide more P.E equipment for her the students.
Congratulations to Patrice Carhart, the Counselor at Lobit MS for receiving a $1,000 grant. This grant will allow her to purchase more books to be used for monthly character lessons in the counseling center.
Congratulations to James Goan, the Music Teacher at Dunbar MS on receiving a $1,000 grant! This grant will allow James to start an after school chess club. The program will teach students how to play competitive tournament chess.
Congratulations Sherri Howard on receiving a $1,000 grant! This grant will allow the Lobit MS student to celebrate genre and reading in general with a daylong comic con on February 16th.
Congratulations to Jaime Garcia, the Librarian at Dunbar MS on receiving a $1,000 grant! This grant will be used to purchase additional headphones to partner with the chrome carts and classroom computers that are used by students on a daily.
Congratulations to Britta Carter, Academic Coach at Kranz Jr. High on receiving a $1,000 grant! This grant will be used to equip the students to compete at the highest level of math, science, and engineering.
Congratulations to Nathan Robinson, the Social Studies teacher at Kranz Jr. High on receiving a $1,000 grant! This grant will allow his students to be able to paint their own tiles like the fresco tiles found at Mission San Antonio Valero during the Spanish mission period of Texas History.
Congratulations to Mayra Torres Jimenez, the Spanish teacher at McAdams Jr High on receiving a $1,000 grant! This grant will allow her to expand the Spanish collection of novels and readers.
Congratulations to Alicia Soto & Ellen Morgan at Gator Academy on being awarded an innovative teaching grant for their Outdoor Classroom valued at $2,000. The purpose behind this grant is to create an outdoor classroom within the playground at Gator Academy and allow the following activity centers: art station, sand and water play and a play house with kitchen will be purchased.
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