Home » News » LEF Awards $110,602 In Teacher Grants To LISD

Last spring, LISD educators wrote grant proposals in hopes that LEF would fund the great ideas they had for their classrooms. After the review committee allocated all available funds, there were still proposals left unfunded.

So at the Fork and Pencil we asked our generous donors if you would raise your paddle in the live auction, not to bid on an item, but to “Fund A Future.” You and other generous supporters answered the call and gave, enabling LEF to award additional teachers grants and surprise LISD Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers with a check for $10,000 for the first ever Superintendent’s Choice Grant.

When all the grants were presented, the awards totaled $110,602 in grants for LISD classrooms. That doesn’t include the $28,805 recently awarded as campus grants!

LISD Campus Teacher Name Project Title AWARDED
Amount
Bridlewood Elementary Teresa McMurray Book It! to the Library and Chaise Your Own Adventure $2,235
Flower Mound 9th Grade Renee Wilson Go Explore New Perspectives With Go Pro Cameras $2,360
Griffin Middle School April Rivas Interactive Reading! $2,460
Hebron Valley Elementary Laura Zamora Engaging Lives Through Pictures $500
Marcus High School Kathy Toews Special Needs and Photography $815
Peters Colony Elementary Debbie Reveles Listen to Reading $1,045
Purnell Support Center
Karrie Barnes
Community Independence $1,200
Stewarts Creek Elementary Kelsey Newman Collaboration Corner $1,575
LISD Superintendent’s Choice Dr. Kevin Rogers Superintendent’s Choice $10,000
2015 Evening for Education Fund-A-Future Teacher Grant TOTAL AWARDED $22,190

 

LISD Campus Teacher Name Project Title Grant 1 Grant 2 Total
Awarded
B.B. Owen Elementary Deborah Bianco GoBig! GoPro! LISD Employee Giving Fund $370
B.B. Owen Elementary Sheila Watt Design Den SHW Group Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $2,485
Briarhill Middle School Kristen Bell BMS Reads: A Collaborative Reading Classroom City of Highland Village Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $875
Briarhill Middle School Tammie Ferguson Connecting Through Literature City of Highland Village Grant $400
Briarhill Middle School David Huffman Briarhill Robotics Team Highland Village Women’s Club Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $2,330
Briarhill Middle School Carolyn Wiersema Loud and Clear City of Highland Village Grant $1,295
Camey Elementary Kourtney Bowen Camey Town, USA Ryland Homes Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $2,223
Career Center East Bradley Warren Electronics Test Equipment Holt/Walker Child Future Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $1,775
Central Elementary Gabriela Hernandez Maker Spaces in the Library Keep Lewisville Beautiful Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $2,340
Central Elementary Shauntelle Modeste Culturally Relevant Reading Lewisville Noon Rotary Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $2,485
Creek Valley Middle School Katie McCray Building Community with Wildcat News! ARAMARK School Support Service Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $860
Degan Elementary Jessica Decena We’ve Got Drama, Yes We Do! Anna Politz Theater Arts Memorial Grant $760
Donald Elementary Kathy Hoffman Comics in the Library Jane Buttrill Rollin Memorial Literacy Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $2,200
Donald Elementary Leslie McReynolds Bridging the Curriculum: Integrating Art and Science Through Plants CoServ Electric Grant $340
Ethridge Elementary Jeri Fuller Ethridge Robotics CoServ Electric Grant $2,250
Flower Mound Elementary Lisa Holt Science, Inquiry, and Aeroponics Flower Mound Rotary Grant $1,985
Forest Vista Elementary Laura Lane Demystifying Algebra and Fractions CoServ Electric Grant $470
Griffin Middle School Brittany Hyatt Scholastic Math Barrie Madole Madison Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $500
Griffin Middle School April Rivas ESL Resources Earl Luna Memorial Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $750
Hebron 9th Grade Center Lynda Harkins Geography Through Literature! Senator Jane Nelson Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $1,455
Hebron High School Lauren Cabaniss A Novel Idea HSBC Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $2,400
Hebron High School Coshari Chacchia Read ’em and Leap Stonebriar Village Education Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $1,000
Hebron High School Jeanny Haneline Rediscover Reading Charles Foughty Legacy Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $2,500
Hebron High School Jeanette Rooks Reading for the Real World Loretta A. Keane Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $1,130
Hebron Valley Elementary Tracy Rehfuss Readers/Writers Workshop LISD Employee Giving Fund $395
Hedrick Middle School Casey McCluskey We Can Build That? How Cool! Central Park Area Neighbors Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $1,200
Hedrick Middle School Beth Yanda Collaboration Stations Thomas C. Cooper Memorial Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $1,920
Independence Elementary Lisamarie Bennett Minecraft + Earth Science = Engaged Learners! Kathy Goodridge Technology Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $1,900
Lakeview Middle School Jennifer Shaw Living Large With Leopard Pride Pat Watts Memorial Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $780
Lamar Middle School Kristi Taylor Fill The Shelves, Love The Books! Library Lovers Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $1,360
Lamar Middle School Kristi Taylor Circuit Girls: Girls Who Code, Engineer, and Design Cynda Rae Mast Memorial Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $1,480
Lewisville Elementary Norma Urban School Wide Reflex Math Program DATCU Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $2,400
Lewisville High School Amy Rasmussen Literacy, Language, and the Lava of Imagination Darren Ryan Memorial Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $2,300
Lewisville High School Amy Rasmussen Tensions and Contradictions: Literacy as a Path into Social Justice Gwendolyn Norris Memorial Grant $400
Lewisville High School Rhonda Shelton YES! They Will Read With Just The Right Book Neal & Audrey Scheitel Memorial Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $760
Marcus High School Karen Harper Mirror, Mirror On The Wall-What Makes An Image Form At All? Shaunna Jennings McNatt Memorial Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $2,085
Marcus High School Denise Pustejovsky It’s Buffering Dr. Robert E. Faulds Memorial Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $2,430
McKamy Middle School Katie Cox STEAM-ing Ahead with Makerspaces Waste Management of North Texas Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $2,225
McKamy Middle School Cara Martens SURGE Forward in our 21st Century Café Janet Luttrell Honorary Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $1,140
Old Settlers Elementary Whitney Jones The Secret Garden Sharon Dunning Memorial Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $1,625
Parkway Elementary Tonya Bausch STEM-Forces and Motion Christine Nicole Smith Memorial Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $2,000
Parkway Elementary Alex Dunaj Science Discovery Needs Digital Microscopes! First Choice ER – Science & Health Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $1,780
Parkway Elementary Tracy Rutan Spanish Library- ayúdame! Jackie Downing Stinemetz Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $2,465
Peters Colony Elementary Ana Amaya Mix It Up Lunch Bracelets Bertha Wilson Griffin Grant $175
Peters Colony Elementary Deborah Netz Sand Tray Intervention Anne Harvey SLP Memorial Grant $320
Peters Colony Elementary Menoosh Zaeri Everyone Belongs on a Buddy Bench LISD Employee Giving Fund $1,115
Polser Elementary Alice Tremonte I Belong The Loretta Sue Kosechata Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $1,160
Prairie Trail Elementary Lee Clayton Poetry…Skits…and Fun! OH MY! Carl & Betty Degan Grant $425
Prairie Trail Elementary Rebecca Hanna Touch Math Superstars Jo Haney Special Ed Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $1,129
Prairie Trail Elementary Niki Ramsey Engineering Simple Machines Scott Nelson Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $2,400
Purnell Support Center Karrie Barnes Starfish Greenhouse Malcolm Carroll Grant $2,100
Purnell Support Center Patty Disen Beamz Interactive in the SpEd Classroom Shannon Leigh Ardoin Memorial Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $2,500
Purnell Support Center Marcia Gackle Starfish Fitness Medical Center of Lewisville Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $1,500
Purnell Support Center Walter Jimenez Starfish Screen Print Shop Durham School Services Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $2,350
Purnell Support Center Amy Mauricio Social Stories to Success! Jean Hughes & Maxine Manning Price Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $670
Shadow Ridge Middle School Kim Kinnaird 2016 Lone Star Books Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound Grant $500
Stewarts Creek Elementary Kerry Woods Bring the Zoo to You LISD Council of PTAs Grant LEF Changing Children’s Lives Fund $575
The Colony High School Matthew Bush Learning Physics with Chromebooks and Ergots LISD Employee Giving Fund $525
The Colony High School Greg Kulle Learning Physics with Chrome Books and Ergobots Morris & Jenny Seay Classroom Development Grant $525
The Colony High School Terasa Legat Learning Physics with Chrome Books and Ergobots LISD Employee Giving Fund $525
The Colony High School Kyle Miller Learning Physics with Chrome Books and Ergobots Morris & Jenny Seay Classroom Development Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $525
Valley Ridge Elementary Jennifer Giles Raz Kids Maxine Ussery – Lone Star Grant LISD Employee Giving Fund $190
Vickery Elementary Roxanne Martinez Supporting Spanish Dual Language Learners LISD Employee Giving Fund $965
Vickery Elementary Diana Skorusa Engineering – Full STEAM Ahead CoServ Electric Grant $2,415
Total Teacher Grants Awarded $88,412

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