Kudos to folks doing good things and being recognized for efforts.
NEA Foundation Awards (April 2016)
The NEA Foundation announced that it is awarding $140,000 in grants to 40 educators across 20 states.
In the last decade the NEA Foundation has invested more than $7.1 million in teaching grants to support the work of almost 4,500 educators from every state.
- Judy Cruz, a teaching assistant, and co-applicant Lanaya Bellamy, of PS 314X: The Fairmont Neighborhood School in the Bronx have received a $5,000 Student Achievement Grant from the NEA Foundation to improve their students’ financial literacy through a stock market game.
- Christine Sugrue, a sixth-grade social studies educator, and co-applicant Marisa Rosenberg, of Simon Baruch School in New York City, have received a $5,000 Learning & Leadership Grant from the NEA Foundation to study the Orton-Gillingham approach, an innovating method of improving literacy.
Denise Leonard, an intervention coordinator, and co-applicant Livia Pantuliano, of PS 15 in Brooklyn, have received a $5,000 Student Achievement Grant from the NEA Foundation to improve language skills and cultural understanding of English Language Learners with puppetry workshops on local history and government.
- Shannon Kelly, an eighth-grade science educator, and co-applicant Tara Sukman, of Howard T. Herber Middle School in Malverne, Nassau County, have received a $5,000 Student Achievement Grant from the NEA Foundation to incorporate lab activities in their Living Environment science classes.
NEA Foundation Awards (April 2015)
Nationwide, the NEA Foundation announced that it is awarding grants to 39 educators across 22 states for a total of $144,000.
“With these grants, we are supporting educator-driven solutions that contribute to improved student performance in public schools,” said Harriet Sanford, president and CEO of the NEA Foundation. “Our support enables educators to engage in a wide variety of innovative approaches to the benefit of students across the country.”
- Nancy Kaplan, a language arts educator at Edward B. Shallow JHS 227 in Brooklyn, New York, has received a $5,000 Student Achievement Grant from the NEA Foundation to engage her students in writing by investigating stories and publishing the pieces in the school paper.
- Jennifer Kibler, a second-grade educator at East Aurora School District in East Aurora, New York, has received a $2,000 Learning & Leadership Grant from the NEA Foundation to attend the Future of Education Technology Conference to learn how to improve her students’ math performance.
- Elaine Maldonado, a professor, and co-applicant Brian Fallon, of the Fashion Institute of Technology - SUNY in New York, New York, have received a $5,000 Learning & Leadership Grant from the NEA Foundation to lead workshops to coach faculty in teaching students how to use global perspectives to communicate across cultural backgrounds and become true global citizens.
- Karen Kennely, an art educator at North Babylon High School in North Babylon, New York, has received a $2,000 Student Achievement Grant from the NEA Foundation to create a professional art gallery for her students’ works in order to help them better understand and appreciate art.