$75,488 in 2021 Collaborative Grants Distributed at Convocation

On Friday, August 6th, the LEEF team congratulated and celebrated the 2021 collaborative grant recipients during Leander ISD’s Convocation event. With the help of these 24 grants totaling $75,488, Leander ISD staff received resources for professional development to expand and refine instructional practices to develop more specific and engaging learning plans for students with dyslexia, AVID college and career field trips, STEAM labs, a podcast club, and more. A huge round of applause to all the 2021 collaborative grant winners!

SCHOOLTEACHER(S)PROJECTGRANT AMOUNT
Whitestone ElementaryNiki Prindle, Kristen Maxwell, Cynthia Diaz de LeonCaptivating Cats – Communication & Collaboration$5,000
Tarvin ElementaryJessica Schuch, Corrina Crawford-Montoya, Lisa DemossSocial Skills Read Alouds for Connected Lessons$392
Steiner Ranch ElementaryLauren Meyer, Caitlin HodgeBrick Based Counseling$620
Steiner Ranch ElementaryDeana LeGassick, Anne Witt, Nikki NelderInnovation Lab and STEAM Carts$5,000
Rouse High SchoolHolly Hensley, Jamie Maples, Jason ArrabitoRouse Library Makerspace$3,344
LISD AdministrationJennifer Freeman, Amy Rudd, Kris DotenReading by Design District Trainer-of-Trainers Program$3,200
LISD AdministrationLiz Ayers, Ryan Gough, Amanda Grotzinger, Carissa Ott, Kelly McMahanMove to Succeed: Integrating Sensory Pathways in Adapted Physical Education$2,515
LISD AdministrationSteve Clark, Bethany McPhailIncreasing Diversity in Counseling Libraries$500
Cedar Park Middle SchoolFatima Abuqulal, MaryAlice HerringAVID College and Career Exploration Field Trip Fund$5,000
Cox ElementaryJulie Engebretson, Miranda Collins, Kelly AlsinaGroovy Guided Reading Sets$5,000
Cypress ElementaryLaura Ashley Butler, Josh Kane, Sean Clark, Mary DwightCheetah Lab: A Spot for Everyone$5,000
Giddens ElementaryRandi Hester, Amie ChaseSPIRE Instructional Materials for SRP$5,000
Glenn & Vandegrift High SchoolAshlee Pope, Maureen Wheeler, Brittany Hernandez ACCESS Program to Promote Student Empowerment$5,000
River Place ElementaryNiki SalzilloWeapons of Math (and Science) Destruction$4,800
Reed ElementaryKelsey Rodriguez, Carrie DunnDecodable Readers and Phoneme Cards$1,200
Pleasant Hill ElementaryCarrie Grunkemeyer, Candace HaydenOromyofunctional Disorders Training for LISD SLPs$1,500
Grandview Hills ElementaryAshley Severance, Bri LundquistCreating trauma-informed classrooms$5,000
Henry Middle SchoolJacqui Isser, Mariela Vidaurrazaga, Micah ReillyEmpowered Libraries$1,785.90
Knowles ElementaryAnnie NguyenSensory Room Improvements$500
Knowles ElementaryGreg Vidal, Sarah Osborne, Stephanie S. MartinDynamic Learning for Dyslexia Specialists$3,800
Larkspur ElementaryRachel Baker, Kathleen WilliamsMaking the Most of Mentor Texts$3,267.96
Laura Welch Bush ElementaryStephanie LaRusso, Amber Gordon, Marla DegilioOutdoor Learning Area$2,564
Parkside ElementaryCarolyn BryantParkside Podcast Club$500
Naumann ElementaryBridgette Shackelford, Karlie Glace, Tracey MixonCollaboratory – STEAM Lab$5,000

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