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Teacher Grants

Awarded Grants

Here is a list of teacher grants that were awarded in 2021-22 school year!


Grant Title Lead Teacher/Campus Grant Summary Amount Sponsor
If You're Green You're Growing Amber Jones - AMCHS Teaching students the plant growth cycle by using the grow cart and hydroponics system $1,737 Avinext
3D Print Hands-on Solutions Trey Bevans - AMCHS Students will learn to create digital works and produce them with 3D printers and apply these works in a tangible, hand-on solution. $1,418 Capturing Kids' Hearts
Water exploration, Erosion, Flood Control, Oh My.... Kellye Downing - Rock Prairie Early Childhood team will use a sand and water exploration table to experiment with erosion, flood control, measurement. $3,890 Copy Corner
Success Begins with Chess! Amy Ruiz - Spring Creek Supporting Chess Club with large outdoor chess set $1,057 Oldham Goodwin Group / Greens Prairie Reserve
Interactive Notebooks and Beyond! Jill Emmons - Cypress Grove Using Stream Pro laptops to assist students in completing all classroom activities though technology. $9,540 VLK Architects, Inc.
Treats for the Mind: A Vending Machine with Literary Snacks Kate Cruickshanks - River Bend A vending machine that dispenses books instead of snacks will be used to encourage positive behavior $8,000 Caldwell Country Chevrolet
Book-a-licious: Make Those Kids Go Crazy...For Books! Melinda Marshall - Rock Prairie A vending machine that dispenses books instead of snacks will be used to encourage positive behavior $8,000 Culpepper Realty
Brain Treats: A Vending Machine with Literary Snacks Tracy Moritz A vending machine that dispenses books instead of snacks will be used to encourage positive behavior $8,000 Element Retirement & Investment Consultants
Book Snack-O-RAMA, Yo! Christy Rhodes - Forest Ridge A vending machine that dispenses books instead of snacks will be used to encourage positive behavior $8,000 VLK Architects, Inc.
Food For the Brain- A Vending Machine Full of Books Julie Stuart - South Knoll A vending machine that dispenses books instead of snacks will be used to encourage positive behavior $8,000 Stylecraft
Just Keep Printing Ruth Matthews - Greens Prairie Art and Computer Teachers will get another 3D printer to help with volume of printing needs within the school. $969 The Texas A&M University System, Office of the Chancellor
Creating an Innovative Future Eric Zylman - CSMS Engineering students will use CAD software to create 3D objects that they will then be able to print out and take home. $1,987 TDI-Brooks International, Inc.
Recess Revival: Excited to Move Piper Cameron - Cypress Grove Every student will be able to exert energy and have a brain break using our painted playground activities and gaga ball pit area. $3,261 Brazos Valley Orthodontics
Fight Stage Fright with Puppet Power! Roy Rodriguez - all intermediates Intermediate Theatre Students will incorporate puppets in class to lower performance anxiety in students and help them to develop confidence in theatre arts. $5,972 Amarillo National Bank
Enrichment On Track Christian Parker - Greens Prairie Students will get opportunity to help design and decorate the race landscape, inspired by YouTube channel 3DBotmaker $738 Mark Sykes Photography
Ring-A-Ding Ding! Marla Goodwin - Cypress Grove Music students will practice music reading, performance skills, and team work while playing choir chimes. $1,010 C.C. Creations
A different kind of S.T.E.M: Sensory, Tactile, Emotional and Motor Amy Hartsell -Greens Prairie Early Childhood students will be exposed to various materials to encourage sensory exploration that will enhance fine and gross motor skills, acadmeic knowledge, emotional support and sensory enrichment. $2,700 Oldham Goodwin Group / Greens Prairie Reserve
Let's Roll! Ann Rife - College View HS Sculpture classes are booming at our school so we need to upgrade and increase our equipment in order to facilitate student projects. $1,004 Dexter & Co. Insurance
Welcome Home, Writers: Creating an Inviting and Inspiring Writing Center Mike Williams -AMCHS The fledgling Writing Center needs appropriate furniture/furnishings in order to better/more comfortably serve its student clients. $2,232 Edgenuity
Engaged in Learning- Student-Run Print Shop Lee Graebner - AMCHS & CSHS Students will work with school clubs, organizations, and other clients to design and manufacture t-shirts and other products by utilizing heat transfer print technology. $14,218 Culpepper Realty
Lets Osmo fun in HeadStart! Amanda Edwards - Pebble Creek The Head Start teacher will utilize Osmos during free center time to help students establish skills to help follow directions as well as work towards learning goals. $396 First Financial Bank
Giving Students a Taste of Biotechnology with MiniPCR Josh Munson - CSHS With MiniPCR systems, we can now bring current gene technology to our classrooms. High School biology teachers will collaborate to instruct students about genetic testing via PCR $7,500 Element Retirement & Investment Consultants
Putting a Button on Entrepreneurship for School Spirit Elizabeth Engelhardt - AMCHS Life Skills students will learn a trade skill to be able to join the workforce including making & selling buttons, car scents; shredding for teachers $1,897 Culpepper Realty
Bringing Learning to Light Victoria Dean - Spring Creek First grade students will be given the opportunity to interact within a creative space centered around sensory experiences and manipulative-based learning using Versa Tiles $1,391 Matt & Kim Ege
'Shut the Box' with Family and Friends! Irene Vargas -South Knoll Math teachers will collaborate to teach students learn how to play 'Shut the Box' board game; students can utilize it at school with friends or at home with family members. $3,158 Pride Cleaners
Bridging the Gap by expanding access to MATH! Abby McCartney - South Knoll Will provide math manipulatives, teaching materials, literature, and tools for a newly added dual language classroom $1,013 BB&T now Truist
Build, Play, and Grow As Learners Kristin Hilsabeck - Creek View Students will build, test, and experiment using wooden ramps, balls, and simple machines as a supplement to wood block play as they develop critical thinking and STEM skills. $347 Prosperity Bank
We Got Learning in the Bag! Morgan Gibbs - Greens Prairie Students will be given an "outdoor learning bag" that will allow for a quick transition from the inside classroom to the outdoor classroom. $408 Century Square
We Can Work Together To Write! Lizzie Shaw - Pebble Creek Teachers, parents, and volunteers will create a safe place where students can visit and work on becoming confident, strong and independent writers. $3,975 Jim & Linda Woods
Full STEAM ahead! Michelle Smart - College Hills Create an engaging Maker Space area where students collaborate, design and build using STEAM, to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. $9,336 The Rife Law Firm
Honey, I Shrunk the Art Room! Christine Grafe - Cypress Grove This grant will allow us to purchase a 3D scanner which has the capability of scanning an object (or student, for that matter) to be converted into an STL file for printing on our 3D printers. This will allow students to scan objects to create innovating 3D printed sculptures. $664 Schultz Engineering - Joe & Julie Schultz
It's a House Party Ashby Rowan- Southwood Valley Start a House System to give all students a sense of belonging, motivation, and connection. This will help support all social and emotional learning goals of the campus $8,944 The Rife Law Firm
"Motor-vation" Engaging Early Learners Jennifer Voiles - River Bend Teacher supported, student centered sensori-motor "brain breaks" to enhance classroom performance, by addressing the sensory system of young children. $3,965 Civil Engineering Consultants
Health Science Simulators Sara Lynn Willis - AMCHS Health Science simulators will be used for clinical practice for our health science CTE students. $6,607 Schultz Engineering - Joe & Julie Schultz
High Interest Graphic Novels and Books Marisa Ramirez - Oakwood Provides diverse books and graphic novels available will develop empathy by helping students relate to people who are different from them. $207 Pride Cleaners
Rec'N Recess Julie Hoyle - Pecan Trail This grant will provide a safe and appropriate physical and mental break for students each and every school day effecting all students at our campus. $9,686 H-E-B
Terrific Teaching Through Tablet Technology Michelle Jedlicka - AMCHS Science teachers will use web-based applications to increase student engagement by providing access to additional digital resources. $7,306 Van Stavern Small Animal Hospital
Great Reading Under Construction Amy Hall - Pebble Creek 3rd Grade Literacy Teachers will provide students with hands-on comprehension and word work routines for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning. $1,260 Kent Moore Cabinets
Diving into Diverse Book Clubs Cassie Reynolds - Spring Creek 4th grade students will collaborate across the grade level in high-interest middle grade book clubs. $894 Southern Smiles Dentistry
Young Men's Club Josh Sonnenberg - Cypress Grove In this club, we’ll be learning of ways to be a gentleman in our daily lives as well as getting opportunities to connect with each other and enjoy fun activities. $1,000 Dr. Mark & Teresa Benden
Plug Us In And Hold On To Your Hat...We're Teching It Up Fine Arts Style! Micaela Eagle - Cypress Grove Use devices to take current Fine Arts projects to a higher level as well as implement new curriculum that requires more readily available technology $7,500 Kent Moore Cabinets
May the Force of Laptops be With You. Leslie Kurtz - CSMS Use laptops to instruct the students in which different content areas will be taught in creative and engaging ways including Nearpod, Powerpoint presentations that include Flocabulary, Excel, Publisher, and many more. $9,124 Avinext
Unleashing Students' Creative Potential with Interactive Pen Displays Lee Graebner - AMCHS Students will be able to explore and use industry standard interactive graphic pen display technology $2,500 C.C. Creations
Toolin' Up for Hands on Tech! Fey Hysmith -WMS Middle school students will start a computer club in which they can build and repair computers. $998 Matt & Kim Ege
Right Now, I am Brave: Finding Our Way Through a Pandemic Sara Lake -Greens Prairie Teachers and student will read emotionally powerful books to help them deal with the many emotions we feel during tough times. $426 Britt Rice Electric
One Size Does Not Fit All- Flexible Seating Student Choice Shannon Esparza - CSMS Students will have choice and flexibility when choosing a seating arrangement to facilitate a more engaging learning experience $2,500 Wilton’s OfficeWorks
Cultivating Mindfulness in the Zen Gym Lauren Given - Forest Ridge In these unprecedented times of Covid, the Zen Gym will be a resource for teachers and students to learn and practice stress management, emotional regulation, and mindfulness. $2,323 Amarillo National Bank
Outdoor Classroom Improvement Phase 2 Julie Hamilton - Creek View PreK and Head Start teachers use this space to teach all subjects through a outdoor center format. $7,500 Leonard & Nancy Berry
Bringing Literacy Back Melissa Crouch -Spring Creek The teachers at our school will work together to incorporate engaging and meaningful read alouds within the classroom lessons. $2,063 James & Tommie Haverland
The CODE to Success: Turning 21st Century Learners into Tomorrow's Leaders Brandon Taylor -South Knoll Computer, Art, and Music teachers will collaborate to incorporate CODING/ STEAM/ TECHNOLOGY activities into CAMP classes for ALL GRADES. $4,085 BB&T now Truist
Make Reading Fun Again - Placing New and Exciting Books in the Hands of Children Yessica De Leon - South Knoll Dual Language Teachers will provide a wide variety of popular picture books in English and Spanish, for students to read independently and with a partner or small group. $2,500 First Financial Bank
“FUN”-o-logical Awareness Melanie Wigley - Forest Ridge We will elevate phonological awareness instruction through these innovative methods and learning tools. $3,443 Leonard & Nancy Berry
Love and Logic Parenting Jennifer Laury - Cypress Grove This grant would provide funding for the facilitation of the Love and Logic Parenting program which supports parents in raising responsible, resilient, and academically successful children. $798 Baylor Scott & White Health
SOAR Time: Where Creativity and Innovation Take Flight Terresa Katt - Forest Ridge Teacher Leaders will collaborate to provide STEM learning experiences for students during a campuswide enrichment structure during the school day. $9,950 H-E-B
We are Makers! Sarah Dixon Students learn to think critically during the Makerspace experiences which can enhance their ability to problem solve. $7,467 Dexter & Co. Insurance
Animation Innovation Kimberly Rife - College View HS Animation students will use innovative drawing tablets to enhance and improve their 2D artistic abilities in a 3D setting. $1,947 Southern Smiles Dentistry
Flying Full STEAM Ahead Pam Beard - Forest Ridge & AMCHS Carear Technology Ready Set Teach students will collaborate with Forest Ridge Genious Hour teachers to design lessons using cutting edge technology. With the help of licensed adult teachers, students will program and use drones for projects in and around the school that support community, parents and student learning goals. $2,989 Dr. Mark & Teresa Benden
“Soaring into STEAM" Angie Sasse - Forest Ridge First grade teachers, partnered with SOAR teachers, will empower students to think critically, creatively, and problem solve while extending the learning that takes place during students’ weekly enrichment time $3,961 Andrews Orthodontics
Explore Numbers by Comparing the Size of Numbers Mary Worley - Rock Prairie Sumblox Mini allow students to have a hands on experience learning addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division by comparing numbers $115 Capturing Kids' Hearts
Wheelchair Accesible Vocational Garden Mackinsey Wick -CSHS The wheelchair accesible vocational garden will give an additional location for students wih disabilities to practice vocational skills. $5,369 The Texas A&M University System, Office of the Chancellor
Calculating Success Jennifer Smith - all Middle Schools By increasing the number of calculators at the middle school level, teachers will be able to offer greater access to students. $21,075 Caldwell Country Chevrolet
Seated for Success Macy Melton - AMCMS Adding flexible, sensory friendly seating and movement options to Special Education classrooms allows students to meet their need to move and regulate their emotions without missing out on crucial, academic instruction. $2,500 Britt Rice Electric
The EdTech Cohort Lauryn Fiechtner -district-wide The Edtech Cohort provides a selected group of teachers the necessary technology, professional learning, instructional support, and connectivity to become a digitally connected educator, modeling thoughtful risk-taking and designing technology-rich learning experiences for their learners. $24,759 St. Joseph Health
Reading Reps Score Success Aaron Hogan - all elementaries This grant aims to increase the number of books that feature representative populations and develop aligned reading curriculum to engage students of all backgrounds. The project is also intended to build a continuum of exposure to texts and discussion that honors diversity and builds inclusive campus cultures. $24,000 Van Stavern Small Animal Hospital
Sounds all Around Us Judy Bratcher - River Bend Free Play Outdoor instruments are beautiful sound structures that allow small hands to have a musicial activity outdoors! $5,000 Century Square
Sulfuring Students? Helium with Chemistry! Ashley Dockan - South Knoll & CSHS High School AP Chemistry teacher and students will develop and complete demonstrations for Elementary first graders in order to grow their excitement for science. $9,441 Stylecraft
Calm, Cool & Collected Devin Henry - all elementaries Supporting our campuses during situations when students are escalating in behaviors by providing consistent tools and techniques using research-based strategies throughout our elementary populations. $6,791 St. Joseph Health
It takes a Village! Jill Emmons -Cypress Grove Each student and staff member will be put into a village and will 'compete' for points to earn village of the six weeks. $4,053 Prosperity Bank
It's a Souper Day to Help the Hungry! Lauren Cummings - Cypress Grove Teachers and volunteers will collaborate to provide weekly food bags and toiletry items as needed to students who have limited access to these items. $1,100 CSISD Education Foundation
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