Wednesday , 25 April 2018

MEF Awards $50,000-Plus in Classroom Grants to MISD Teachers

mef grantsOn Friday, the McKinney Education Foundation awarded over $50,000 in Classroom Grants to MISD teachers.  From space exploration to bumble bee research, the grants will underwrite unique academic programs not already funded by MISD.

Margaret Harsch, MEF Operations Director stated, “MEF Classroom Grants give teachers the freedom to implement exciting new programs, so I always look forward to this time of year. The teachers and students are so excited to see us. It’s one of the favorite parts of my job!”

MISD classroom grants are awarded to MISD teachers or staff to fund innovative new programs that may test a pilot program, try a new technique, or involve students in a program outside the normal curriculum to enhance the classroom experience.  This program is largely funded by more than 1,100 MISD staff members who contribute to the MEF Staff Fund via payroll deductions. Additionally, CoServ, ISA insurance, Rotary Club of McKinney Sunrise, Drs. K. Lyle and Sandra W. Froese, support the program with endowments which will perpetually support the MEF grants program.

The 2013 MEF Classroom Grant Recipients are:

Debbie Gunst Social Skills Building Materials Cockrill Middle School
Jessica Wilson Notebook Tasks Language Arts Cockrill Middle School
Christine Formento Space Exploration-Past & Present Dowell Middle School
Mary Owens Interactive Research Evans Middle School
Andrea Stapleton Improving Reading Performance Faubion Middle School
Kristina Marshell Reaching Technology Goals in High Definition Faubion Middle School
Lisa Paine Finch Engineering Enrichment Program Finch Elementary
Linda Jones Buzzing about Bees: Habitats and Health Benefits Finch Elementary
Robin Richardson Effective and Efficient Handwriting Instruction Glen Oaks Elementary
Barbara Kinast Expanding Technology Integration Johnson Middle School
dinorah Gutierrez Motor planning for learning readiness Lawson Early Childhood Center
Ebonee King S.W.A.G (Students Working for Academic Gain) Academy Malvern Elementary
Holly Hammonds ‘I can’ with an iPad! McClure Elementary
Holly Bianchetta Music Class Orff Instruments McGowen Elementary
Melanie Burford Becoming a Connected School and Community through Video Production McGowen Elementary
Steven Biles ‘SOLE’ in Science McKinney Boyd High School
Robert Gupton 3D Printing McKinney High School
Theresa Horvath Finch Robots McKinney High School
Pam McBride FIRST Robotic Competition Team Drive System McKinney High School
Aaron Engel eHigh Student Recognition McKinney North High School
Angie McNally Flipping in the Classroom Minshew Elementary
Tena Worthy iTech INdependently Minshew Elementary
Cathy Vance iPad Mini Project Press Elementary
Kris Toombs Techno For Specially Designed Instruction Press Elementary
Jamaul Pride B.O.Y.S. 2 Men Press Elementary
Allison Allen Integrated Technology Valley Creek Elementary
Jennifer Webster ESGI Software Vega Elementary
Amy Gagarin Reading Come ALIVE!!! Walker Elementary
Christy Hames Ferguson E-books for Everyone! Webb Elementary
Robin Keating Just the Facts, Please! Wilmeth Elementary
Susan Hanna Don’t Wait to Create? iPads to Help Technology ‘Bloom’ Wolford Elementary


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