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Fall 2016 Teacher Classroom Grants

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Fall 2016 LEF Teacher Classroom Grants Awarded

Thank you to the Claude Moore Chartitable Foundation for once again supporting the Loudoun Education Foundation's Teacher Classroom Grants Program with a $10,000 donation in matching funds. This Fall, the Foundation awarded 39 grants to teachers totaling $20,000 for a variety of innovative and authentic learning projects at all grade levels throughout Loudoun County Public Schools.

Applicants who did not recive funding are encouraged to apply again during the next grant cycle. We regret we could not fund all applicants' programs.

Below are the Fall 2016 grant recipients. Congratulations!

Title Leader School Subject Amount
Invention Expo and STEAM
Patty Peterson, Chrissy Devinney Algonkian ES STEAM $500
Arcola Robotics Team
(The Cyber Dragons)
Elizabeth Bowers Arcola ES Math, Science, Technology, Writing, Reading $500
Mission: Recognition Matthew Cookus Banneker ES Virginia Studies, Language Arts, Science $1,500
Bringing History to Life: Planting the Seeds of Learning with the Frontier Cultural Museum Outreach Program Karin Nixon Blue Ridge MS History, Language Arts, Art, Music, PE $500
Playaway Book Connections Patti Benalayat Blue Ridge MS Language Arts $500
It Would Stink to be Extinct!
(One to the World Project)
Katherine Lewis Cedar Lane ES Science, Reading $310
Guided Reading Library Kelli Piliere Cool Spring ES Reading, Writing $500
Wild Weather Reports Lynda Garcia Countryside ES Science, Math, Oral Language $250
Boys' Social Issues Book Club Lauren Green Discovery ES Reading, Language Arts $500
Basic Skills Class and Special Education Students Jessica Supervielle Eagle Ridge MS $220
My Dream for the World
(One to the World Project)
Jennifer Baxter Eagle Ridge MS Art $500
The STEAM Shor: Full STEAM Ahead Alexandra Schiavo Emerick ES Math, Science, Art $500
Farmwell Station 7th Graders
Go "Under the Sea"
Tracy Rossi Farmwell Station MS Life Science $425
Let's Hit the Amusement Park! Julie Yearwood Harmony MS Physical Science $1,000
PBL: Green Garden Goodness: Clean Energy Powered Indoor Garden Addie Schafer Hillsboro Charter Adacemy Science, PBL, Math. Language Arts, Social Studies, STEAM $150
Rocket Science: It's All Physics! Mark Travis Loudoun County HS Physics, Conceptual Physics $350
Conceptual Design: From
Start to Finish
Gerry Perez Mountain View ES Art, Science, Technology $500
Reading While Listening Book Tasting Laura Channing Park View HS English, ELL $205
Augmented Reality Sandbox Allan Edwards Park View HS Social Sciences, CTE, Math, Science $1,005
Ocean Overview Chris Gall Potowmack ES Science $500
Analyzing the American Revolution Susie Guerin Potowmack ES Social Studies $500
Potowmack Potluck Elizabeth Mayfield Potowmack ES Social Studies $500
Super Skypes: Virginia Young Reader's Book Club Michele Rzewski Copeland Potowmack ES Reading $500
Amazing African Masks Lauren Jackson Potowmack ES Art $400
Aircraft Design and Research Kevin King Rock Ridge HS Aerospace 2 $300
Rube Goldberg Engineering Challenge At the Family Science and STEM Night Colleen Phalen Rosa Lee Carter ES Science, Math, Engineering, Technology $500
Elementary Economists Kelsey Narkevic Rosa Lee Carter ES Social Science $500
Green Friendship and Sensory Garden Shauna Olevson Sanders Corner ES Science, Social Behaviors $500
Environmental Temperature Testing and Analysis Rick Peck Seneca Ridge MS Science $500
Food for All Nancy LaTourrette Sterling MS Communication Studies $500
Flipping and Reviewing: Using Technology Tools to Capture Lessons and Improve Student Learning Cassandra Donahue Stone Bridge HS All $415
Forensic Investigation Using Biotechnology Swapna Karandikar Stone Bridge HS Research Biology $370
Instructional Coding and Programming Darielle Timothy Sugarland ES All $1,290
Second Step: Social Emotional Learning Maria Grof-Tisza Sully ES Social Emotional Skills $420
Second Step: Social Emotional Learning Darlene Bell Sully ES Social Emotional Skills $440
Ink! Us a Lesson Maria Wakefield Trailside MS Life Science $500
Creating a Literacy-Rich Community at Trailside Peggy Gearhart Trailside MS Reading $450
What's Your Local Watershed Grade? Lynel Seigh Trailside MS Science $500
What's Your Local Watershed Grade? Don Rahn Trailside MS Science $500