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Innovative Teaching Grants

The Sheldon ISD Education Foundation raises funds to directly support educators in the school district through the innovative teaching grant process. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $186,000 in innovative teaching grants to Sheldon ISD educators.

 

To learn how to get involved or donate to the Education Foundation, go to www.sheldonisd.com/sef.

May 19, 2023 Innovative Teaching Grants to Sheldon ISD!

 

On May 19, Sheldon ISD surprised teachers by awarding $68,000 in innovative teaching grants.

 

This year, 27 applicants were selected from more than 60 applications representing 11 schools in Sheldon ISD. Selected grants range from creative ideas for STEM take-home kits for elementary students to courtroom furniture for the law and public service courses at the high school. A list of 2021-22 grant recipients are listed below: 

 

Grant Name

Applicant Name

Dollar Amount

Vending out Way to Literacy Success

Adrienne Fournier and Katie Lever

$5,600

Take It to Take It: Storybook STEM @ Home

Amanda Chacon

$1,696.06

Created It and They Will Learn

Denise Mustin, Maria Vives, Joel Leal

$5,000 (Sponsor Huckabee)

"Art to Remember"

Destiny Barr

$1,463.41 (Sponsor N.Shore Rotary)

CE King High School Courtroom Furniture

Charlie D. McCullum, Stacy Cross

$5,000 (Sponsor Huckabee)

Highest Level Thinking & Singing

Frankie Hickman

$1,478.91

STEM for Bilinguals!

Melissa Cunningham & Selina Mancha

$2,000

Visit & Tour: Virtual Reality Education

Sierra Joseph, Lorin Qualls

$2,000

The Only Drama Kinder Needs!

Ashley Duque, Isylee Sanchez

$2,754.61

Making a Space to Feel Safe

Ms. Velasquez, Mrs. McCall, Ms. Mattina, Ms. Sanchez

$2,900

Panther RAK Room, King MS

Sandra Menchaca

$5,000

Newton's Antics STEM Science Kit/ Steve Spangler Science

Tracie Miller

$1,187.64

P.O.E.M. Poetry on Everyone's Mind

Betsy Curl-Rocha

$3,000

Big Canyon Balloon

Kimberly Glover

$1,998.75

Great STEAM Careers Start Here!

Priscilla Escobar

$2,087.24

Safety, Skills, Savings and Thrills!

Tammy Reed, Adam Brandner

$4,000

Igniting the Heart to King Middle School

Tylisha Jones (Student Council Advisor)

$400

Innovative Teaching Grants

Brenda Penaloza

$1,500

"Art Reimagined Through Technology"

Brian Randolph

$1,697.09

Buster the School Bus Safety Robot

David Baxter, Alicia Young

$5,000 (Sponsor LAN)

Hop, Spin, Squat... Focus! A Positive Pathway to Alert and Engaged Learning and Academic Success!

Jeanine Adams

$452.36

Hummingbirds to Keep Our Students in Tune with Micro:bit Code!

Kianda Ramgulan, Sherelle Wilson

$3,200

Education Foundation Teacher Grant

Racquel Edwards

$1,674

Get Your Wiggles Out!

Susana Portillo-Matute

$1,500

Master the Garden At Sheldon Elementary

Joanna Jorgensen

$1,999 (Sponsor Huckabee)

Have a Sensory of Humor

Kristie Sparks

$1,400

Panther Den

Carol Russell

$3,500

 

May 19, 2022 Innovative Teaching Grants to Sheldon ISD!

 

On May 19, 2022, SEF awarded $72,944.05 in grants to deserving teachers across SISD. A list of 2021-22 grant recipients are listed below: 

Grant Name

Applicant Name

Dollar Amount

Closing the Gap Reading Interventions

Maria Vallejo

$2500

VR for Memorable and Immersive Education

Luzdivina Cantu

$4000

Experiential Learning Beyond the Traditional Classroom

Joanna Jorgensen

$1,451

3Doodler EDU 

Jennifer Winans

$2028.41

Creation Stations

Robert Perez

$500

Creation Station 2.0

Karleigh Webb

$1,500

Chess to Improve Concentration

Linda Yantis

$300

RCA House Points System Continuation

Estefani Velasquez and the KMS STEM Academy

$1960

Interactive Displays for Math

Joshua Raglon (Chairman) , Twila Hutchinson, Destiny Wilson, Lorna Randle)

$5,000

Diverse Books for Bilinguals! 

Melissa Cunningham & Selina Mancha

$676

Diverse Books for Bilinguals! 

Melissa Cunningham & Selina Mancha

$676

Decoding to become readers

Bani Coello, Cristina Reyes, Maricela Vega

$4,000

STEM Mobile Makerspace for Future Innovators 

Desirae Feemster, Latoya Johnson

$7469

SELebrations!

Kimberly Jennings

$500

HOP, SKIP, JUMP....READ!!  A POSITIVE PATHWAY TO ALERT AND ENGAGED LEARNING AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS!

Jeanine Adams

$600

Improving student understanding of biological concepts through exploration.

C.E. King Biology Team

$7500

Building Confidence in Biology Using Models to Make Abstract Learning More Tangible

Chirmekia Washington

$2329

MUSICAL MAYHEM!

Adam Brandner

$2,500

     

Soaring to Success in Literacy 

Yolimar Mears and Cristina Cisneros 

$10,000

Merging Learning and Fun

Kimberly Glover

$120

Innovative Teaching Grant

Maria Perez

$383.06

Innovative Teaching Grant

Leira Salene

$200

Plant the World Around You

Destiny Barr

$1407.43

“FCS experiences Health and expresses Wellness”

Nicole Dickson 

$2,000

Using Ozobots to Reach Special Needs Students

Anisha Hicks 

$3,000

Stage Lighting Kit

Brandy Viverette, David Lea, and Tracie Smith

$6280

SNAPing Our Way to STEM Success with Snap Circuits

Heather Tyler LaBot

$189.11

SMART Learning on the Move

Jennifer Verdugo, Amanda Chacon

$2,500

LEGO Leaders: Learning Through LEGO Play

Amanda Chacon

$2001.04