AAPS Updates

Ann Arbor Educational Foundation awards 22 teacher grants

The Ann Arbor Educational Foundation this year awarded 22 teacher grants, totaling over $28,000. This year the foundation focused on literacy programs.

  • Jennifer Colby and Lauren Warren at Huron High School received a grant to for updating the Huron Media Center GVRL eBook collection in preparation for adopting the International Baccalaureate program.
  • Douglas Julius at Pioneer High School received a grant to pay for students taking the National Latin Exam
  • Vera Schwankl at Mitchell Elementary received a grant for literacy foundations in the music classroom
  • Anne Reader at A2 STEAM received a grant for revolutionary biographies
  • Cara Boden at A2 STEAM received a grant for building music literacy with sight reading factory
  • Deborah Scott Katz, Dianna Hochella, and Abby Alwin at Clague Middle School received a grant for building music literacy with sight reading factory
  • Kim McLean and Julie Donnelly at Clague Middle School received a grant for the Clague Book Bowl
  • Ann Marie Borders, Shelly Brower, and Elizabeth Clark at Carpenter Elementary received a grant for Garden to Table to Composition
  • Sandra Chung at Carpenter Elementary received a grant for Wild Swan Theater field trip
  • Heather Gray at Wines Elementary received a grant for phonics software for elementary self-contained classrooms
  • Marion van Luenen, Marifran Brown, and Ann Stalhandske at the Scott Westerman Preschool and Family Center received a grant for nursery rhyme murals preservation
  • Erin McKillen and Tia Mitchell at Lakewood Elementary received a grant for improving writing with Lego story starters
  • Tia Mitchell at Lakewood Elementary received a grant for non-fiction text subscription
  • Ashley Garvin at Bryant Elementary received a grant for new read alouds for young fives classrooms
  • Sharyl Burau and Rachel Taylor at Thurston Elementary received a grant for Emergent Readers are Leaders!
  • Kelly Steinhauer and Amy Lauerman at Thurston Elementary received a grant for making chapter books accessible
  • Jane Taylor at Thurston Elementary received a grant for Thurston ELL newcomer support
  • Emeralle Kirksey and Lorenzo Brown II at Pathways to Success Academic Campus received a grant for From Africa to Ann Arbor an exploratory study of African American literature and culture
  • Emily Theriault-Kimmey at Pattengill Elementary received a grant for promoting acceptance and support for transgender, gender questioning, and gender fluid children in our schools
  • Dawn Snow at Abbot Elementary received a grant for phonics software for elementary self-contained classrooms
  • Christia Butler at Abbot Elementary received a grant for Wiggle and Read
  • Neha Shah and Katherine Burrill at King Elementary received a grant for ecojustice literacy

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