Grants Awarded

April 09, 2008 4 min read
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Science Teacher Grants

The National Science Teachers Association, an Arlington, Va.-based nonprofit organization that promotes excellence in science instruction among educators and scientists, and Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., the Torrance, Calif.-based marketing and sales division of Toyota Motor Corporation, have awarded $550,000 in grants to 78 science teachers as part of the TAPESTRY: Grants for Science Teachers program. Fifty teachers were awarded up to $10,000 each and 28 teachers received up to $2,500 each to help them continue to bring creative and innovative approaches to science instruction. The recipients include the following:

Alabama: Anthony Derriso, Mountain Brook High School, Birmingham; Beth Howard, Paine Primary School, Trussville; Jacqueline Lampley, Hillview Elementary School, Birmingham.
Alaska: Tim Lundt, Mat-Su Career and Technical High School, Wasilla; Andrea Pokrzywinski, Lower Kuskokwim School District, Bethel; Sheryl Sotelo, McNeil Canyon Elementary School, Homer.
Arizona: Paul J. McElligott, Fountain Hills High School, Fountain Hills.
Arkansas: Amanda Hinds, Lincoln Junior High School, Betonville.
California: Brian J. Boyle, Mare Island Technology Academy, Vallejo; Dominique Evans, Clark Magnet High School, La Crescenta; Trina Lee, Rocklin High School, Rocklin; Russell “Myles” Loveall, Lakewood High School, Lakewood; Steve Simpson, Sierra Ridge Middle School, Pollock Pines.
Connecticut: Michael Dietter, Northwest Village School, Plainville.
Georgia: Gloria Ivery-Holmes, Leslie J. Steele Elementary School, Decatur.
Florida: Wiliam Bartenslager, Palm Beach Central High School, Wellington; Judith “Lynne” Boucher, Ralph Williams Elementary, Rockledge; Linda C. Johnson, West Shore Jr./Sr. High School; Melbourne; Sean Sand, A.L. Mebane Middle School, Alachua; Patricia Swen, Blue Lake Elementary, DeLand; William Underly, Saint Cloud Elementary School, Saint Cloud.
Illinois: Brian Sievers, Thornridge High School, Dolton; Diana Sturtevant, Carl Von Linne Elementary School, Chicago.
Indiana: Art Klinger, Penn High School, Mishawaka; Charles Kevin Roush, Brown County Junior High School, Nashville.
Iowa: Hector Ibarra, West Branch Middle School, West Branch.
Kansas: Dennis Eickhoff, Frank Bergman Elementary School, Manhattan.
Louisiana: Susan Yerino, Woodvale Elementary School, Lafayette.
Maine: Dave Estes, Mt. View High School, Thorndike.
Massachusetts: Matthew Hart, Magnificat Academy and Choir School, Warren; Anne Hess-Mahan, Bishop Elementary School, Arlington.
Michigan: Randall Cook, Tri County High School, Howard City; Connie Crittenden, Explorer Elementary School, Williamston; Michael Sinclair, Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center, Kalamazoo.
Missouri: Wendy Reis, Stanton Elementary School, Fenton; Louise Smith, Brashear Elementary, Brashear; Steve Vonderfecht, Lathrop R-II High School, Lathrop.
Montana: Melissa Henthorn, Hellgate High School, Missoula; Wendy Pierce, Chief Joseph Middle School, Bozeman.
North Carolina: Darrell Glenn Coston, Dillard Middle School, Goldsboro; Candace Leverette, Aycock Middle School, Greensboro; Tracy Shisler, Cape Hatteras Secondary School, Buxton; Katie C. Tatum, Terrell Lane Middle School, Louisburg.
Nevada: Mara Cieslak, Gene Ward Elementary, Las Vegas.
New Jersey: Maureen B. Barrett, Harrington Middle School, Mount Laurel; Nicole Cerqueira, Salem County Vocational Technical School, Woodstown; Carol Loftus, Holland Township School, Milford.
New Mexico: Carolyn Nesbitt, Manzano Day School, Albuquerque.
New York: Carol Burch, Hannibal Central School, Hannibal; Nicole Dixson, Greenwich Central School, Greenwich; Soo Feingold, Mary McDowell Center for Learning, Brooklyn; Patricia A. Gill, PS 115 Daniel Mucatel School, Brooklyn; Rebecca Grella, Brentwood High School, Brentwood; Kenneth L. Huff, Mill Middle School, Williamsville; Scott Krebbeks, Lima Middle School, Honeoye Falls; Leonard Pizza, P.S. 142, New York City; Maribel Pregnall, Arlington High School, LaGrangeville.
Ohio: Tracy Allen, Madeira Elementary School, Madeira; Ed Ingman, Charles School at Ohio Dominican University, Columbus.
Oklahoma: Terri Cloyde, Madill Elementary School, Madill.
Oregon: Michael Baird, Enterprise High School, Enterprise; Graham Dey, West Salem High School, Salem; Maureen Foelkl, Chapman Hill Elementary, Salem; Linda Kehr, Ferguson Elementary, Klamath Falls.
South Carolina: Debbie Blackmon, New Directions School, Columbia; Patricia K. Morris, Strom Thurmond High School, Johnston.
South Dakota: Steven Slough, St. Thomas More High School, Rapid City.
Texas: William R. Claughton, Krueger Middle School, San Antonio; Alexander S. Graham, Pasadena Memorial High School, Pasadena; Sheila Ochoa, Little Bay Primary, Rockport; Kristi Wakefield, K.B. Polk Vanguard Elementary, Dallas.
Virginia: Catherine Roberts, Western Branch Middle School, Chesapeake; Laurie Sullivan, Kate Waller Barrett Elementary, Arlington.
Washington: Randall S. James, North Central High School, Spokane.
West Virginia: Nancy Moore, Spencer Middle School, Spencer.
Wisconsin: Patrick Pape, Pardeeville Middle School, Pardeeville; Dan Rosa, Arrowhead Union High School, Hartland.
Wyoming: Joel M. Kuper, Greybull High School, Greybull.

Grants for Chicago Schools

The Atlantic Philanthropies, a New York City-based international foundation that supports social welfare programs, has awarded an $18 million grant to five elementary and middle schools in Chicago. The grants will be implemented over the next four years and will contribute to summer learning programs, health services, and mentoring programs. The recipients include the following: Ames Middle School, Marquette Elementary School, Orozco Elementary School, Perspectives-Calumet Middle School, and Reavis Elementary School.


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