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Fall 2017 Teacher Classroom Grants: Making a Difference

The Board of Trustees of the Loudoun Education Foundation awards teacher grants in the spring and fall each year. LEF will support the Fall 2017 grant program with a $20,000 committment--$10,000 will come from LEF while the remaining $10,000 is made possible by a grant for matching funds from the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation.Additional funds provided by Palmercare Chiropractic.

Congratulations to the following Spring 2017 LEF Teacher Grant recipients:
Title Project Leader School Amount
Krazy Krayon Factory Kelli Piliere Cool Spring ES $325.00
The Future of Research and Learning: Virtual Reality Field Trips from the Riverside HS Library Media Center Lauren McBride Riverside HS $500.00
The Making of a Maker Space Monique Howley Hamilton ES $500.00
Electrochemistry:  Voltaic Cells Cynthia Wall Tuscarora HS $250.00
KWC-TV News Randy Morgan Kenneth Culbert ES $400.00
Apple TV STREAMlines BYOT Learning Holly Garstang Stone Bridge HS $438.00
STEM Creator Space Stefany Guido Sterling MS $500.00
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Harmony Book Club Wendy Ricci Harmony MS $500.00
Celebrating Disability Awareness Month with Skype in the Classroom Michele Copeland Potowmack ES $500.00
Let's Talk Helen Chang-Lin Potomac Falls HS $175.00
Stable Structures Lauren Jackson Potowmack ES $500.00
Build a Better World - Summer Reading at Potowmack Library Uzma Askari Potowmack ES $500.00
Pack Your Passport Elizabeth Mayfield Potowmack ES $500.00
Escape From the Typically Lesson With "Breakout EDU" Jennifer Herrin JL Simpson MS $1,500.00
Elementary School Battle of the Books: Countryside, Meadowland, Algonkian and Horizon Lori Redman

Countryside,                 Algonkian,                      Meadowland,
Horizon ES

From Garden to Table Alaina Bear Sully ES $300.00
See It, Touch It, Learn It! Stacy Connors Legacy ES $343.00
Ozobots: Integrating Literacy, Math, Science, and Technology Alison Colenda Hutchison Farm ES $480.00
Scientific Materials Julia Smith Countryside ES $336.00
QR Code Book Reviews Steve Sandy Ashburn ES $486.00
Coding Craze For All Grades Julie Prugh Leesburg ES $1,490.00
High Interest Books In the Upper Grades Lauren Green Discovery ES $484.00
Physical Computing and Creative Robotics Steve Weitlich River Bend MS $500.00
Guilford Elementary School Raised Vegetable & Flower Beds Mark Pankau Guilford ES $1,500.00
Forest Grove Butterfly Waystation Christina Ramirez Forest Grove ES $500.00
WeDo 2.0: Falcons Get Hands On With LEGO and Real World Problem Solving Hayley Robertson Forest Grove ES $500.00
Augustan Beautification Project Lynn Krepich Loudoun County HS $500.00
Second Step: Social Emotional Learning Caroline Fletcher Sully ES $440.00
FHR Makerspace Project Dana Ceppi Frances Hazel Reid ES $600.00
Emergent Readers Library Katherine Hutson Loudoun County HS $500.00
Adaptive Art For Students With Different Abilities Stefanie Hannah Kenneth Culbert ES $500.00
Promoting Peacemakers Through Kelso's Choice Curriculum Alysia Brown Forest Grove ES $500.00
StoryBook Treasures - ECSE Early Childhood Caroline Delaney Claude Moore Rec Center ECSE Early Childhood Special Education Preschool $500.00
Tiered-Reading of Romeo and Juliet Through Graphic Novels Steven Barham Park View HS $474.00
Hispanic Student Support Initiative Mary Pellicano Tuscarora HS $530.00
Learning With LEGOs Katherine Montera Liberty ES $435.00
Closing the Reading Gap for English Language Learners (ELLs) in 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades Andi Ramseur Pinebrook ES $500.00
Creating Strategic Readers Using Short Text Naya Nwadigo Waterford ES $476.00
Increase in Learning of Math, Language Arts, and Science Concepts With the Use of a Document Camera in Grades   K-5 Laura Morris Lucketts ES $417.00
What Is GREEN Chemistry? And Why Do We Care? Gina Hunter Riverside HS $1,500.00
Let's Go to the Races! Cristin Pozniak Madison's Trust ES $210.00
Let's Hit the Amusement Park! Michelle Van Tassell Harmony MS $776.15
Kinder Coding Katharine Houston Liberty ES $488.00

Click here for complete list of Fall 2016 Grant Recipients

Grants Available

LEF awards teacher grants in the Spring and Fall each year. Primary consideration will be given to proposals that:

  • • Affect as many students as possible and benefit a diverse student group
  • • Involve students as much as possible
  • • Supplement and/or enhance the standard curriculum and ordinary teaching methods
  • • Promote inter-classroom, interdisciplinary and/or joint teacher projects
  • • Have comprehensive, yet succinct applications
  • • Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate support through matching funds, if other grant criteria have been met

For each application, the maximum grant amount is $500, with no minimum. Two special grants of up to $1,500 each are available during the fall and spring application period. Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate support through matching funds, if other grant criteria have been met.

Applications must be submitted by the person who will implement the proposed project. For details on eligibility and award criteria, as well as application instructions, please see the Teacher Grant Application Instructions below.

The Fall 2017 grant cycle is now open. The deadline for applications is 5PM on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

Please click on the links below to view the application and instructions. Application materials:

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Teacher Grant Application (Fall 2017)
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Teacher Grant Application (Fall 2017)
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Instructions for Grant Application
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Grants Summary Sheets for Awarded Grants

Click on the appropriate link to download your Project Summary sheet to report back to the Foundation the success of your awarded grant:

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Teacher Grant Recipients Summary Sheet
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