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Georgetown ISD Education Foundation Awards more than $34,000 in Collaborative Grants to Teachers

On Tuesday, April 26, the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation awarded $34,125 in collaborative grants to teachers in Georgetown ISD during a surprise grant patrol, consisting of Georgetown Education Foundation Board members, local business sponsors, and GISD administration.  

The purpose of this program is to fund innovative and creative educational projects that align with the district’s Learner Profile and impact student learning. 

“It’s rewarding to see the joy on teachers faces as they learn that their project has been funded,” said Greg Bowden, foundation board member.  “The program was designed to allow teachers to submit innovative projects ideas, in collaboration with their peers, that might not otherwise be funded through the district’s budget.”

Thirteen grants were awarded to teachers from nine campuses. This is the sixth year for the foundation’s annual collaborative grant program. 

Spring 2022 Grant Winners:

Jessica Bailey, Krystal Rackley, Chelsey Cabarrubias
Benold Middle School
Book Club

Lindsay Cartledge, Alexandra Larsen
Carver Elementary School
Decodable reading

Karen Eden, Amy Phillips
Cooper Elementary School
Math workshop

Holly Rogers, Karen Eden
Cooper Elementary School
Seeing math with Digiblocks

Elise Lutz, Grace Lisenby
Georgetown High School
DNA analysis

Nan Wyatt, Maddie Guerra, Angela Morin, Lillian Lermon, Maria Velez Montes, Kim Dodds 
Georgetown High School
Foreign Language and Visual Arts mural

Robert Thomas, Walker Nikolaus
Georgetown High School
Drone Robotics

Jennifer Wills, Greg Wall, Kelley Mayo, Theresa Fisher and Derrick Mersiovsky
Georgetown High School and East View High School collaboration
Automotive Repair

Debbie Johnson, Lori Smith, Michelle Pernicka, Makayla McSpadden, Janae Pierce
McCoy  Elementary School
Virtual reality

Janae Pierce, Amy Simpson, Amanda DelConte, Andrea Montecinos, Breka McKinney, Carrie Vogler, Joanne Smith, Kristy Davies, Minda Egbert, Tara Guerra
McCoy, Purl, Carver, Cooper, Ford, Frost, Wolf Ranch, Village, Mitchell, Williams elementary schools
Stop motion animation

Pam Nickelson, Gayla Mulligan
Mitchell Elementary School
PCI reading program for those with learning disabilities

Katelyn Baker, Melissa Northcutt, Martha Fenton, Valerie Esquivel
Village Elementary School
Community-Based instruction for Pre-K

Kelly Gunn, Hanna Aguilar, Rosa Guevara, Natalie Kenisell, Anna Szperski 
Williams Elementary School
STEM engineering kids