Community Foundation Awards Classroom Education Grants

The Community Foundation of Jackson County awarded grants totaling $4,646.77 to Jackson County teachers through their Classroom Education Grant program. These grants are awarded to teachers with innovative ideas, programs or projects that are designed to enhance learning in their classrooms.

Grants awarded for the 2012-2013 school year were as follows:

Matthew Otte, Crothersville Jr/Sr High School – To provide funds to begin a yoga class for middle & high school health classes.

Deborah Clifford, Seymour High School – To provide funds to create a coffee shop to be run by the Moderate Life Skills class to serve teachers at the high school.

Sherry Dart, Emerson Elementary School – To provide funds to purchase K’Nex Education Exploring Machines for science class.

Nickie Isaacs, Lutheran Central School – To provide funds to purchase supplies for hands-on lab activities exploring Newton’s laws of motion.

Shelly Burnside, Brownstown Central High School – To provide funds for the purchase of e-books for the Brownstown Central High School library.

Melanie Markel, Tiffany Bruce and Marsha Marshall, Brownstown Elementary School – To provide funds for a Class Pack of books and a CD for a listening station in the classroom.

Melissa Keiser, Medora Community Schools – To provide funds for math and measuring tool supplies for Family & Consumer Science students.

Jamie Temple, Brownstown Elementary School – To provide funds for the purchase of an iPad2 for the fifth grade classroom.

Janet Kiel, Redding Elementary School – To provide funds for literacy work stations.

Kylene Steward, Jennifer Alberring, Linda Hume and Jennifer Meyer, Redding Elementary School – To provide funds for learning centers to provide hands-on practice with every common core language arts and math standard for 3rd grade.

Bryan Schroer, Trinity Lutheran High School – To provide funds to purchase equipment which will allow students to identify, manage and assess diagnostic problems of corn and soybeans.

Robert Wood, Jackson/Emerson/Cortland Elementary Schools – To provide funds for stopwatches to enhance development of math skills in a physical education setting.

Becky Baker, Brownstown Elementary School – To provide funds for a Kindle Fire HD to promote reading and comprehension and current events in social studies.

Amy Hartley, Susie Alstatt, Elisa Reed, Kelly Klosterman and Karen Burrell, Brownstown Elementary School – To provide funds to purchase an apple press and apples for 4th grade students to make cider.