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Northeast Times | November 29, 2021

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Education Foundation Funds $49,364 in Grants for Keller ISD

Education Foundation Funds $49,364 in Grants for Keller ISD

The Keller ISD Education Foundation awarded grants totaling $49,364.80 to 18 educators across the District on January 9 and 12. These grants provide funding for projects not covered by the normal operating budget that stimulate students’ creativity and expand the existing curriculum.

Teachers, counselors, librarians and nurses were eligible to submit grant proposals that offered innovative and creative approaches to identified classroom needs or special student-based projects.

Along with Education Foundation board members, district officials, sponsors and the high schools’ drum lines, the KISD Education Foundation’s “Prize Patrol” traveled from campus to campus, surprising educators with grants. Through donations, contributions and the annual Gala in the spring, the Foundation is able to distribute and award these grants.

“We would like to thank all KISD teachers and staff for their hard work and dedication to our students,” said John Baker, KISD Education Foundation Chair. “The Foundation truly appreciates the efforts of these highly motivated, professional and creative educators.”

Congratulations to the following grant recipients:

• Rosalinda Scott, Timber Creek High School – “iPads for Physics”
• Carolyn Dougherty, Trinity Springs Middle School – “Math with a Twist”
• John Magbuhat, Trinity Meadows Intermediate – “The S.T.E.M. Connection”
• John Magbuhat, Trinity Meadows Intermediate – “S.T.E.M. Storm”
• Grant Simpson, Timberview Middle School – “The Education of Giving”
• Kristy Hill, Eagle Ridge Elementary – “Make Our Space a Makerspace”
• Terri Levy, Heritage Elementary – “iCenter Innovation”
• Jamie Fieldhouse, Chisholm Trail Intermediate – “Moving Minds Kinesthetic Classroom”
• Katie Huff, Parkview Elementary – “Legos for Learning”
• Clarissa Marchalk, Keller High School – “Transforming Tomorrow’s Teachers”
• Lucy Kubo, Keller High School – “Powering Our Place”
• Troy Burnett, Keller High School – “Bringing the Universe to the Class”
• Kati Grimmer, Keller Middle School – “Who Killed Hamlet?”
• Anne Kendrick, Shady Grove Elementary – “Optical Illusions – Wow! This Art Really Moves!”
• Susie Steeves, Indian Springs Middle School – “Transforming the Library into a Digital Learning Commons”
• Closhell Sneed, Whitley Road Elementary – “We Can Communicate”
• Janie Smythe, Whitley Road Elementary – “See Us Shine!”
• Jill Dewitt, Parkwood Hill Intermediate – “Wakey Wakey Their Brains”
• Kristy Hixon, Lone Star Elementary – “Mice in the Classroom!”