Teachers Get $50K in Classroom Grants

The Napa Valley Education Foundation distributes $50,000 in teacher grants to dozens of local educators who submitted proposals ranging from garden supplies to computer equipment.

Students and teachers in dozens of public schools got a boost from the last week.

Trustees of the foundation, which supports school populations throughout the , awarded $50,000 in teacher grants for a wide range of classroom projects.

Foundation trustee Katie Aaron provided a partial list of winning grant applications:

Garden supplies

Library books

Flip cameras


Audiobooks for beginning readers

Computer lab equipment

Document readers

Smart boards

Wii Fitness

PE equipment

Technology for special ed classrooms


LeapFrog programs

PreSchool Readiness Program support

Leadership Conference funding

Anti-Bullying Program support

AVID* Program support

*Advancement Via Individual Determination

The schools and teachers whose grant applications were successful, according to Aaron:

: Julie Lovie

: Sandy Biale, Elizabeth Amendola, Tracy Kvidahl

: Sandy Biale

American Canyon High School: Scott Marsden, Sandy Biale

: Wendy Sandy/Kevin Cope, Jennifer Strommen, Tracy Emberley, Danna Barkley

:Lisa Groom, Tom McIntyre, Margo Slack

: Samara Abrams, Stephanie Hawks, Laura Edenborough-Lewis, Ronnie Riddell, Mayra Franco

: Barbara Bryan

Canyon Oaks Elementary School (American Canyon): Erin Cassell, Wendi Misner

: Whole Staff, Suzanne Holliday

: Michelle Thomas

Donaldson Way Elementary School (American Canyon): Whole Staff

: Marilyne Dahl

: Brandy Briggs

El Centro Elementary School: Whole Staff

: Whole Staff

: Brittany Brendel, Alexander Feliciano

: Maren Rocca-Hunt

Aaron adds:

Some of the grants submitted were funded through our Supplies for Success and Middle School Leadership Programs, instead of The Teacher Grant Program. Recipients have already been contacted if their application fit these programs criteria.

Leadership-Silverado: Patty Wyman, Redwood: AVID Program and Cindy Wolfe, : Whole Staff.

Napa Patch editor Louisa Hufstader is a former Foundation trustee.


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