The Alvin ISD Education Foundation Winners Wagon visited campuses in Alvin ISD to surprise teachers with Innovative Teaching Grants. These grants were funded through generous donations at the annual Foundation Fall Gala through “Adopt a Grant;” gala attendees were able to donate towards these grants in the Silent and Live Auctions. With these donations five grants were fully funded.
Foundation members, Alvin ISD administrators, high school band students, and Sheldon A. Turtle the Foundation mascot, along with the generous donors were part of the Fall Winners Wagon. Having the band students added to the fun and definitely announced to everyone that something fun was happening, students and staff alike were excited to greet this group.
The following Innovative Teaching Grants were awarded: Wilder Elementary – Pooja Shroff-Barr “TEKS Aligned Activity Boxes,” Fairview Jr. High – Anna Lopez “ELL Teen Literacy Library,” Duke Elementary – Christina Daughtery-Hill “Getting to the Root of it through STEM,” Pomona Elementary – Lacey Walker, Danielle Olson, Gabrielle Anderson “Getting Started with Guided Math,” Manvel Jr. High – Britney Campbell “giftED Gamification Learning Lab.”
The total of the grants awarded was $4,550.78. Each of these grants will bring fun and learning into these classrooms.
The teachers who received these grants were truly surprised, as they had no idea that this was a possibility. Foundation president, Amy Roudbri said, “The Foundation loves inspiring teachers to think outside the box and to be able to fund those ideas so they can become a reality. The fact that generous donors made this all possible is an added bonus to these campuses, the Foundation and Alvin ISD.”
The Alvin ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to support the students and teachers of Alvin ISD. To learn more about the Foundation or to make a donation to one of our programs, please contact Sheila Olson in the Foundation office at 281-331-2586.