Foundation awards $26,000 in Innovative Teaching Grants
The nonprofit Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation, which supports public school teachers in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt, awarded $26,000 in Innovative Teaching Grants this week.The foundation awarded grants ranging from $100 to $1,000 to educators for creative learning ranging from family literacy kits to an artist in residence, from a forensic science program to a valley documentary project. The awards will fund everything from a middle school English language learner library to a Colonial times quilting project to a broken pottery mosaic.”We were really impressed by the high quality of innovation and professionalism in this year’s requests,” said Bernadette Julich, chair of the RFPEF grant committee. “We are so proud to be able to help these fine teachers accomplish their goals for our kids.”All faculty in the Roaring Fork School District are eligible to apply for the grants for use during the 2004-05 school year. The grants are read “blind” by 12 community volunteers.The goal of the foundation is to create community partnerships to foster excellence in the public schools. The foundation is led by a volunteer board of community members from Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt.The foundation raises money from special events and donations from individuals, businesses and other organizations. For more information, contact Irene Friedman at 379-6569 or firstname.lastname@example.org awards:CRYSTAL RIVER ELEMENTARYLexia Primary Reading: Patty Thayn, Margie Meredith, Stephanie West, Joanna BruggemanGLENWOOD ELEMENTARYReading Renaissance Classroom: Shellie SmithTeaching Reading with Quality Literature: Jamie B. OlsonBusy Bees’ Reading Room Project: Colleen BoddyCARBONDALE ELEMENTARYOur Famous Kindergarten, First-Graders: Robert F. MontgomeryConnecting Families Through Literature: Marie Voss-PattersonSOPRIS ELEMENTARYHandwriting in Kindergarten: Shannon Campbell, Mary Benson, Jan Gezentanner, Ruth PodmanFamily Literacy Kits: Judith Tirpack, Laurie StrongBASALT ELEMENTARYLiterature to Enhance Math: Sara Boyd, Vicki PattersonArtist Residency: Lois AlvarezJason Project – Kids Teaching Kids Science: Stephanie WarnerCARBONDALE COMMUNITY SCHOOLValley Documentary Project: Ted FrisbieGLENWOOD SPRINGSMIDDLE SCHOOLMiddle School ELL Library: Elizabeth Howard, Kate ButcherJason Project: Kids Teaching Kids Science Grade 6: Mitch Spencer;Grade 7: Grace Tennant; Grade 8: Margaret Tarbell, Susan StockhouseCARBONDALE MIDDLE SCHOOLColonial Times Quilting Project: Jennifer BerryMiddle School ELL Library: Jane F. BryanGraphing Calculators for Algebra: Betsy BashantExploring Art History – Famous Artists: Ami J. MaesBASALT MIDDLE SCHOOLE-Mod Solar Electricity: Jane DouglassCSI: Forensic Science: Craig MacekPinnacles of Passion: Melissa MatherlyDebating the Issues: Valerie BlackBroken Pottery Mosaic: Jacquetta GreenROARING FORK HIGH SCHOOLRead More-Score More: Karol SaccaA Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Carmen Montgomery, Ed McCabe, Laura FrenchStandards Based Video Store 24/7: Hadley Hentschel, Dale Parker, Sarah Strassbourger, Jill Knaus, Diane Corbett, Audra Spicer, Sarah EverillBASALT HIGH SCHOOLLiteracy Magazine: Michael LoweDrum-Line Percussion Equipment: Joan KnabBRIDGES HIGH SCHOOLHands-On Algebra: George Austin-MartinInterdisciplinary Outdoor Education: Bob StewartSocial Studies: Choices & Literacy: Mike SchneiteriTView Mac for Classrooms: Lyn BairiTView Mac for Classrooms: Lyn Bair
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