Congratulations to our summer grant recipients!


To start the school year on a high note, members of the LEEF Board of Directors, LISD administrators and Superintendent Bret Champion made surprise visits to award four Innovative Teaching Mini-Grants and two Collaborative Innovation grants on September 6. The “grant patrol” congratulated recipients in front of their peers and students with an oversized check, balloons and cupcakes.

In total, the Foundation awarded $6,454 in grants that will benefit some 5,000 LISD students this year. This brings the grant total awarded during the 2012-13 school year to 30 grants, in the amount of $17,000, impacting more than 10,800 LISD students.

Congratulations to our newest LEEF grant recipients!

Running Brushy MS Dina Milliken (8th Grade ELA) Kindle a Love of Reading 250
Running Brushy MS Cartelia Kennedy Target Intervention for Early Response (TIER) Activities 100
Faubion Elementary Rachel Alexander (Nurse) Nursing Considerations for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent 3,700
Plain Elementary Amber Danhauser (2nd Grade) Reading the Fun Way! 30
Naumann Elementary Tracey Mixon, Mark Brown, Christina Giulvezan, Larissa Gomez (Campus-wide) (Collaborative Grant) Empowering Learning and Leadership 750
Winkley Elementary Tina Houy, Julia Whiteis, Nancy Reed, Kathy Egle, Beth Gerstner (5th Grade) (Collaborative Grant) Taking Ownership of My Learning, Leadership and Life 129

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