Shawnee Educational Foundation Awards SPS More Than $27,000 in Grants
Shawnee Educational Foundation leaders surprised teachers and principals at all Shawnee Public Schools sites with 21 grants totaling more than $27,000.
Almost 87% of the grants SEF awarded this year was given to Shawnee Public Schools. For the second year in a row, each Shawnee school site received at least one SEF grant. The grant recipients will now be able to purchase a variety of educational supplies, including podcasting studio items, video equipment, even ukuleles.
"We are so appreciative of the support that Shawnee Educational Foundation gives to our schools," said Dr. April Grace, Shawnee superintendent. "These grants help us provide our students the tools they need to learn."
The teachers and principals who received these grants will be recognized at the Shawnee Educational Foundation's Hall of Fame Banquet on Feb. 24.
The recipients of this year's Shawnee Educational Foundation grants are as follows:
Horace Mann Elementary
- Susan Field - "Resetting the Mood and Mind," $1,993.31
- Norma Neely - "Math Techno Wizards," $1,094.68
- Sydney Anderson - "Library Chromebooks," $1,015.20
- Reggie Neal and Carrie Hathcock - "Give Us a Healthy Beat!" $816.66
- Carrie Hathcock - "We Can UKE It Out," $943.65
- Leslie Gothard - "I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Green Screens," $975.16
Jim Thorpe Academy
- Whitney Gonzales - "STEM with T1 Nspire," $1,247.87
- Kim Paxson - "Bloom Where You are Planted," $1,996.97
- Tyler Harrison - "Hoop There It Is," $1,197.75
Shawnee Early Childhood Center
- Cassie Flora - "Flexible Seating Flex for Success," $1,249.61
- Emily Fleming - "Little Hands, Big Community," $1,197.72
Shawnee High School
- Matt Johnson - "Taking a Bite Out of the Apple with Technology," $1,994.61
- Theresa Dame - "Run, Jump, Friends Learn to Play," $1,240.00
- Lisa Battige - "Podcasts in Education," $1,188.87
- Ryan Henigman - "Music on Display," $1,250.00
- Jan Steffen - "Interactive Music," $1,250.00
Shawnee Middle School
- Joey Slate - "Learning in the Library," $1,998.00
- Shain Baldwin - "Music in More Places," $1,249.00
- Cindy Goodnight - "You've Got to Move It, Move It," $1,230.00
Will Rogers Elementary
- Tara Wilson - "The Ukulele Project," $1,250.00
- Starla Howard - "Quick," $1,075.00