CCEF passes out over $100,000 in grants to students, teachers
The Clear Creek Education Foundation visited 34 outstanding CCISD teachers on 20 campuses during its annual Sur-Prize Patrol – leaving the teachers wide eyed and wearing big smiles as CCEF board members and community partners passed out Teacher Innovative Grants totaling more than $97,000.
In a surprise move, another $11,000 was awarded students.
The Clear Creek Education Foundation awards teachers with grant money each year through its Teacher Innovative Grant Program, giving them the opportunity to take education to the next level and providing unique, hands-on learning experiences in the classroom. Since the Foundation’s inception in 1992, more than $2 million in Teacher Innovative Grants have been disbursed district-wide.
The impact of the Teacher Innovative Grants is tremendous, as CCISD Deputy Superintendent Dr. Steve Ebell, pointed out. “It not only changes classrooms, it enhances teaching and provides opportunities that students would not normally have in the classroom.”
From take-home makerspaces that will impact three campuses, a courtroom on wheels, Google Cardboard kits, writing while learning character building programs — and so many more — this year’s Teacher Innovative Grants were more innovative than ever and will impact over 20,000 students either directly or indirectly.
CCEF was excited to open the opportunity for high school students to apply this year through the Student – Teacher Innovative Grant program and will be funding over $11,000 to four high school students for the 2016 – 2017 school year.
“CCEF was excited to revamp our funding opportunities for teachers this year and decided to get a little innovative ourselves and allow CCISD’s students to apply,” said Danny Brewster, CCEF programs chairman. “We were very excited about the results and look to fund many more talented students in the future.”
Funding from the Clear Creek Education Foundation is made possible thanks to the many Friends of the Foundation, individuals and businesses, who have partnered together to Support Educational Excellence in CCISD through the Teacher Innovative Grant Program. The Foundation feels the Teacher Innovative Grant Program is a vital and necessary strategy in assisting teachers in maintaining the high level of achievement in CCISD.
The 2016-2017 grant recipients are:
Brandy Magdos, Bauerschlag Elementary
Julie Edwards, Bayside Intermediate
Hope Taub, Clear Brook High
Ryan Davies, Clear Brook High
Kerry Whitfill, Clear Brook High
Patricia Medina, Clear Brook High
Stacey Lange, Clear Creek High
David Golden, Clear Creek Intermediate
Dawn Marcantel, Clear Creek Intermediate
Jana Hackett, Clear Creek Intermediate
Leah Bossi, Clear Falls High
Carla Burris, Clear Falls High
Natandra McGill, Clear Horizons
Heather Jefferson, Clear Lake High
Shirley Dickey, Clear Lake High
Molly Kistler, Clear Path
Ashlie Paige, Clear Springs High
Ashley Highsmith, Clear Springs High
Karen Haddad and Ivanell George, Clear Springs High
Alberto Perez, Creekside Intermediate
Kristie Graves, Falcon Pass Elementary
Vicki Mangum, Landolt Elementary
Nicole Transou, League City Elementary
Scarle) Walker, League City Intermediate
Madeline Boehning, League City Intermediate
Brandy Magdos, Ross Elementary
Catherine Wampler, Ross Elementary
Angela Deschner, Ross Elementary
Christine Hawthorne, Mossman Elementary
Katrina Zannier, Victory Lakes Intermediate
Miriam Bailey, Whitcomb Elementary
Tamiko Brown, White Elementary
Student Grant Winners
Syamantak Payra, Clear Brook High
Victoria Galindo and Linda Nguyen, Clear Falls High
Vy Tran, Clear Horizons
Emily Jue, Clear Springs High
Sponsors who helped made the grants possible include Perdue Brandon, Fielder, Collins and Mott, Joiner Architects, Bauerschlag PTA, Balfour, Lockheed Martin, Lewis Jewelers, DeBusk Services, CCEF Tennis Tourney, Ron Carter Cadillac Hyundai employees, Marathon Petroleum, Steve Jackson, Mimi and Mike Huss, Gary and Dr. Sandra Mossman, Icon Bank, HEB, HydroChem, Gulf Coast Pipeline Services, CCISD cabinet and trustees, HomeTown Bank, McRee Ford, South Shore Grille, BP Texas City, PBK Architects, Chemical Process, Primrose-Clear Lake, VLK Architects, Gulf Coast Educators Credit Union, League City Intermediate PTA, Bartlett Cocke Contractors, Durotech, Norman Frede Chevrolet, Maxim Group, Raymond James Financial Services, LyondellBasell, BB&T, Memorial Herman Southeast and IBI Architects.