Education Foundation Awards Grants for 2018-19
Posted 04/27/2018 11:37AM

Almost $32,000 in grants from the Education Foundation will benefit 8,600 North Kansas City Schools students next school year. Superintendent Dan Clemens and Board of Education President Jan Kauk were among those who surprised grant-winning staff members during the annual Great Grant Giveaway April 25.

The Education Foundation’s program is named in memory of Dr. Dan Kahler, a retired district principal whose gift established the grant fund. Since 1997, the Education Foundation has provided 255 grants worth more than $355,000.Staff members submit applications that demonstrate creative and effective ways to meet student needs while increasing their achievement and motivation to learn.

In addition to the grants listed below, the Education Foundation presented a $500 grant to Randy Glenn, the facilities manager at Golden Oaks Education Center, for scoring highest in the district’s Culture of Excellence recognition program for classified staff. Teachers Lindsay Hatcher of Chapel Hill Elementary School and Jessie Shepherd of Winnetonka High School received $250 each for sharing first place among certified staff.

Teaching Grants

Math…It's in the Bag!: $960
Katie Ellis, Gracemor Elementary School

Culturally Relevant Books for the Multicultural Classroom: $299
Amanda Bearden, Meadowbrook Elementary School

Tomorrow's Adaptive Learners (TAL): $1,000
Cathleen Hall, Gateway Sixth Grade Center

Piano Maestros iPad Canvas Class: $960
Jeremy Faust, Instrumental Music Teacher, eCampus Class

Site Grants

Culturally Responsive Text Collections: $1,000
Denisha Johnson, Meadowbrook Elementary School

Learning Opportunities with Osmo: $2,969
Carol Cobb, Nashua Elementary School

Cozy Corner: Self-Regulation and Coping Strategies for Gifted Learners: $300
Alicia Kleoppel, Northland Innovation Center

Going LiveSchool in 3…2…1!: $3,000
Reagan Allegri & Melisa Robinson, Maple Park Middle School

Printing in the 3rd Dimension: $2,945
Ginger Ellison, Gateway Sixth Grade Center

CHOICE (Children Having Options in Classroom Environment): $1,500
Cathleen Hall, Mary Orr & David Dennis, Gateway Sixth Grade Center

Silent Brass Music Project: $3,000
Jeremy Faust, Eastgate and Gateway Sixth Grade Centers

Community Service Initiative; $1,149
Haley Cope, Oak Park High School

Traveling Makerspace Kits: Bringing the Learning Home!: $2,580
Alli Bernskoetter, Staley High School

Engaging in Science Using RNAi, Zebra Fish, Axolotls, Planarian & Stream Team! STEM FUN!: $3,000
Susie Helwig, Staley High School

Comfort Kits: $3,000
Heather Brennan, Oak Park High School

Career and College Readiness Site Grants

Bricks Are for Kids (LEGO My Science Part 2): $2,340
Autumn Kastner, Charissa Peterson & Daniel Johnson, Maple Park Middle School

Forensic Lab: $1,727
Cassie Fogel & Shon Adamson, Northland Innovation Center

Faith Endsley is a recent 2018 graduate of Staley High School and her story is a miraculous tale of conquering extreme challenges and thriving against all odds.


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