Did your student tell you a drum line came through their school today? They may have mentioned people were carrying balloons, and blowing noise makers too! The Prescott Unified School District Education Foundation (PUSDEF) along with several district administrators traveled to four different PUSD schools today awarding the winners of the “Innovative Teaching Grants”!
We would like to congratulate:
• Amanda Chartier, Debbie Hammer, and Ann Hein from Prescott High School who received a team grant for $5,000! (Watercolors and copic markers for the art department.)
• Elizabeth Couvreur from Granite Mountain School who received an individual teacher grant for $936! (Chrome books to use in the art classes.)
• Brandon Uftring from Prescott Mile High Middle School who received an individual teacher grant for $903! (Technology in art including a color printer.)
• Jamie Bjune, Jennifer Griffith, and Sandy Lutz from Lincoln Elementary School who received a team grant for $5,000! (iPads and software and accessories for filmmaking skills.)
The mission of the PUSDEF grant program is to encourage, facilitate, recognize, and reward innovative and creative instructional approaches that inspire higher levels of student learning. The foundation provides funds for creative, research-supported projects that cultivate student curiosity and challenge minds. These grants are made possible through generous donations from PUSDEF board members, community members, businesses, and PUSD parents. The goal of the PUSDEF is to provide grants each fall and spring semester.
The PUSD Education Foundation was thrilled to be able to fund the grants that were presented today to several PUSD teachers. We are looking forward to our upcoming fall grant cycle and the opportunity to fund grants for innovative teaching ideas in math, technology, social studies, science, language arts, foreign language, art, or any other areas of expertise our creative and innovative teachers of PUSD come up with!