Congrats to December 2016 Innovative Teaching Grant Winners

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Whitestone Elementary Teacher Amaryllis Monroig Velez won a $480 grant for her grant Enhancing Spanish Literacy in a Dual Language Classroom.

The LEEF Grant patrol was out Friday, December 9, 2016 and visited 10 campuses.  A total of $5408 was passed out to fund 14 grants for various projects across Leander ISD.  Here’s a list of the winning grant recipients and their projects:

SCHOOL TEACHER(S) PROJECT STUDENTS IMPACTED
Bagdad Elementary Michelle Taft District-wide Social/Emotional/Behavioral Support 4000
Jim Plain Elementary Gayla Thorpe Autism & PDD Picture Stories & Language Activities 11
Jim Plain Elementary Carrie Bresnehen Makerspace in the Library 740
Glenn High School Jan Masterson Empowering Teachers & Students Through Blended Learning 658
Pleasant Hill Elementary Jessica Frankenberg Osmo Manipulatives for use with Classroom iPads 22
Pleasant Hill Elementary Elizabeth Ayers & Melanie Humphrey Making the Hill More Green 825
Rouse High School Rosie Palazzolo Teaching History Through Problem-Solving & Project-based Learning 250
Stiles Middle School Meghan McCurdy Making Reading Comfy & Cozy 115
Reed Elementary Mina Kang Books for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders & Other Social Challenges 15
Faubion Elementary Amy Colicher STEM Enriched Library Makerspace 465
Faubion Elementary Kathy Sexton Blood Pressure Machine 471
Whitestone Elementary Amaryllis Monroig Velez Enhancing Spanish Literacy in a Dual Language Classroom 15
Teaching & Learning Jennifer Hamrick Communication Training for Students with Special Needs 200
Teaching & Learning Jolee Kincaid, Susan Neil, & Kim Massaro Reading Disability Identification 500+

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