Westfield Education Foundation announces grant winners

Education Foundation announces grant winners
The Westfield Washington Education Development Foundation has awarded over $14,000 in grants to 32 teachers in Westfield Washington Schools for the 2011-2012 school year.

Since 1992, the education foundation has awarded over $154,000 in grants to 180 educators in throughout the district. This year the total was $14,070.51. Teachers can submit grants for special projects not funded through the school’s normal budget process up to $1,000.

“Our goal is to encourage innovative teaching by rewarding educational excellence,” said Jan Skinner, executive director of the education foundation. “These grants directly benefit our students.

The Education Foundation awarded the following grants for 2011-2012:

Maple Glen Elementary School:
Christine Buonanno – “Zipping” through First Grade facts – $953.01
Chrisitine Buonanno, Nancy Cruse, Alyssa McCool, Stacy Parker and Laura Riggle – First Grade reading is “All-Write!”- $997.76
Sarah Fritzsche and Rodney Wilson – Toying with science – $ 990
Amy Poorman, Christina Crask and Tonya Gill – Kindergarten online assessment tool – $525
Crissy Stephan – Using non-fiction text to enhance the expository writing process – $999.07

Oak Trace Elementary School
Jane Hitch – Weather watchers – $940

Shamrock Springs Elementary School
Jodi Dubovich – A balancing act – $1,000

Washington Woods Elementary School
Julia Fry and Carolyn Wood – Magazines for literacy enhancement – $670.80
Mary Lee – Cool your jets – $987.34
Peg Prough – Genre jousts develop lifelong learners – $1,000

Westfield Intermediate School
Jan Brill – It’s the law – $998.65
Brandi Gorak – Let kids discover – $514.40
Dwight King – Exploring spectroscopy – $975.04

Westfield Middle School
Laura Arrington, Cary Strycker, Susan Rutherford and Carol Cockerham – It’s more than words – $1,000
Andrew Keffaber, Erik Wettschurack, Molly Barnes and Joel Bruns –Engineering design project – $690

Westfield High School
Erin McKinney, Katrina Hurt, Valerie Love and Terry O’Neill – Algebra engagement projects – $829.44