The Liberty ISD Education Foundation awarded six grants to educators this yr throughout “prize patrol” visits to campuses on Wednesday, April 20. These Innovative Teaching Grants are funded by way of contributions to the Liberty ISD Education Foundation by particular person donors, companies, companies and group service organizations in addition to by way of earnings from our fundraising occasions.
This yr’s six grants complete $32,991. Since 2007, the whole grant funding to LISD is $288,259.
Grants have been awarded to Richard Ewing and Penny Taylor at Liberty High School, Elisha Lemelle, Kelly Crowe and Tabitha Pritchett at Liberty Middle School and Ana Samano/Stacey Neals at San Jacinto Elementary.
Richard Ewing’s $8,151 grant is for an audio/visible communications system that will likely be used throughout stay broadcast occasions. This grant is funded partly by The Dahlia McManus Endowment, The CW and Aggie Castle Family Endowment, The JoAnn McGuire Endowment, The C.A. (Abe) Miles Endowment, The Jeffrey Family Teaching Endowment, The First Liberty National Bank Endowment and by The M.J. Joe Leonard Endowment.
A $4,310 grant to Penny Taylor is for her From Our Farm to Your Fork initiative. This undertaking has LHS Horticulture college students establishing and managing a farm with a view to display the Farm to Table idea. This grant is funded partly by The JoBeth Willoughby Teaching Grant, The Jana Marie Buchanan Grant, The Norman and Brenda Dykes Endowment and The Liberty County Farm Bureau Endowment.
The largest of the grants – $17,397 – was awarded to Elisha Lemelle for Beyond the Classroom Adventures. This grant funds a classroom Virtual Reality lab permitting a complete class to concurrently expertise digital, augmented or combined actuality content material. This grant is funded partly by The Baxter W. Dunagan, Sr. Endowment, The Dawn Forticq Endowment, The Miles Foundation Grant, The Bill Griffin Sr. Endowment, The Vara Martin Daniel Teaching Grant for the Fine Arts, The Laura Jane Hartel Endowment and The Rick Mearns Grant.
Lemelle shared a secondary grant with Tabitha Pritchett for Social Learning Through Lego Play. This $500 grant will fund a undertaking that makes use of a Lego wall to assist college students deescalate from heightened feelings throughout the college day. This grant is funded by The Ken Berry Grant, The Debbie Beasley Grant and the Liberty Lions Club Grant.
Kelly Crowe’s $1,652 grant is for a Body Systems Model, which can assist in instructing physique techniques to center college college students. This grant is funded by The Mildred Arnold Endowment, The Dr. Reese and Sara Brown Endowment, The Nora Miles Endowment and The Dr. Frank S. Griffin Grant.
A $758 grant went to Ana Samano and Stacey Neal at San Jacinto Elementary School. Even although this was submitted as a grant, the Foundation was in a position to work with the District to seek out funds within the common funds for this merchandise. This grant provides a doc digital camera for classroom shows and was funded by way of the LISD funds.
To contact the Foundation or for extra details about becoming a member of its efforts, go to the web site at libertyeducationfoundation.web or name Bruce Wright, Foundation Executive Director at 936-641-0367.