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Previous Educator Grant Winners


2018 Educator Grant Winners

Erin Amones

New Palestine Junior High School
Purchased: Social thinking curriculum

Stephanie Basile

Raymond F Brandes School
 30 seat sacks

David Culley

Noblesville West Middle School
Purchased: Chinese calligraphy supplies

Deborah Huffine

Guion Creek Middle School
Purchased: Gladiator ready to assemble hardwood top workbench


Nicole Little

Mary Bryan Elementary School
Purchased: Sets of chapter books and bins to store the books


Ann Mennonno

Clarks Creek Elementary School
Maker space project cart fully loaded


Angela Roamer

Avon Intermediate School East
Purchased: Upkeep with classroom cellos and basses


Robert Walls

Kitley Elementary
Purchased: New young Hoosier books

Kerri Wood

Belzer Middle School
Cross-curricular STEM project

Melissa Bardack

Center Grove High School
Purchased: Supplies and computer to help with 3D printer design

Edward Berry

Franklin Central High School
Purchased: Rebranding of Business Department Coffee Shop


Veronica Curtis

Franklin Township Middle School East
Purchased: Metal baskets for student desks

Jennifer Leavell

Mt. Vernon High School
Purchased: High-interest books for 9-12 classroom


Megan Mathew

Hamilton Heights Middle School
Purchased: Heart rate monitors and software with licensing


Angel Myers

New Britton Elementary School
Project Lead the Way launch program modules


Danielle Thompson

Fall Creek Elementary School
Purchased: Outdoor sensory wall


Nicole Walters

White River Elementary School
Additional books for the classroom that show diverse cultures


2017 Educator Grant Winners

Chris Atkinson

Cherry Tree Elementary School
Purchased: 3D Printer for school MakerSpace

Matthew Goddard

Holy Angels Catholic School
 12 World Music drumming kits

Courtney Chamberlin

North Elementary School
Purchased: Research based leveled textbooks for the library

Miranda Fikes

Rosa Parks Kindergarten Academy
Purchased: Reading and world building manipulatives


Todd Hagemeier

Westfield Middle School
Purchased: 10 disc golf baskets and disc sets


Kevin Morse

Westfield High School
Lab technology for science classrooms 


Jennifer Spoor

Reagan Elementary School
Purchased: 6 Kore Patented WOBBLE Chairs


Leah Trigg

Avon High Schools
Purchased: Keyboard piano and bench for school choir

Lane Waters

Park Tudor
Picnic tables, watering system and other equipment for outdoor learning community

Andrew Brinkman

North Central High School
Purchased: Music composition and analysis software program

Sarah Cannon

Eastridge Elementary School
Purchased: Learning rug, outdoor picnic supplies and exercise games

Kristen Fern

Super School #19
Purchased: Art and clay making supplies

Kurt Freytag

Lawrence Central High School
Purchased: IHSAA Basketball and cold weather gear


Greg McCord

HSE Junior High School
Purchased: Maglev track and materials for engineering design processes


Amber Ploutz

V.O. Isom Elementary School
Drama club supplies and costumes


Amanda Stinnett

Pleasant Crossing Elementary School
Purchased: 24 stability ball chairs


Dawn Walker-Seyerle

Arsenal Technical High School
Class set of the book "Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook"



2016 Educator Grant Winners

Erin Amones

Doe Creek Middle School
Purchased: Materials for 7th and 8th grade Essential Skills Classes

Catherine Brinkerhoff

Brownsburg East Middle School
 MakerBot STEM supplies including a 3D printer and filament

Cathleen Clady

Eleanor Skillen School #34
Purchased: Student classroom books for critical reading and writing 

Melody Gayle

Break-O-Day Elementary
Purchased: Materials and manipulatives to use at Daily 5 Learning stations


Karen Hovanec

Cathedral High School
Purchased: Level-appropriate novels for Spanish Classes


Jennifer Marlow

Carmel High School
24 Hanna Instrument pH testers 


Terry Mitchell

Guion Creek Intermediate
Purchased: Project Lead the Way robotics kits


Ryan Morphew

Options Charter Schools
Purchased: Classroom double sided dry erase boards, markers, and erasers

Carla Redden

Stonybrook Middle School
Science supplies including charts, books, and chemicals

Gwen Wieczorek

St. Theodore Guerin High School
Purchased: Class set of MiniOne Systems (gel electrophoresis equipment)

Jamie Beck

Greenwood Community Schools
Purchased: Resources to teach social skills to Kindergarten students

Douglas Brown

Noblesville West Middle School
Purchased: Six durable, portable chess boards and pieces to start a school chess club


Kathy Drake

Pleasant View Elementary School
Purchased: Cubelets Creative Constructors Pack of modular click together robots

Tracie Greene

Smoky Row Elementary
Purchased: Equabeam tools for math to help students gain number sense


Kylie Keevy

Harshman Middle School
Purchased: 50 frogs, 6 fetal pigs and dissections supplies


Theresa Mendez

Central Catholic School
A wide range of new books for the school library


Nicole Monkul

Brooks School Elementary
Purchased: STEM design & build engineering centers


David Nelson

Indian Creek Elementary
MakerSpace Pack and materials that includes a 3D printer

Helen Shere

Herron High School
Purchased: Class set of magnetic models and cell modeling materials



2015 Educator Grant Winners

Vicki Ayres-Benson

North Central High School 
Purchased: Potter's Wheel for art class

Bill Buckman

Carmel Clay Middle School
 TI Navigator System for calculators

Ashley Connor

Sunnyside Elementary, Lawrence Township School
Purchased: Independent phonics center during guided reading 

Maureen Hoffman-Wehmeier

Greenwood Middle School
Purchased: "Make My Newspaper" School newspaper program 

Adam Jahn

Fall Creek Intermediate, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Purchased: Quadcopter drone for computer programming and data analyzation

Jeremy Large

New Palestine High School
Recording equipment to create a recording studio

Barbra Nichols

New Augusta North, Pike Township Schools
Purchased: Math classroom manipulatives 


Kim Ward

SUPER School #19, Indianapolis Public Schools
Purchased: Action Based Learning Lab math games, manipulatives, and Math & Movement colorful mats


Kelsey Buckley

Zionsville Middle School
Purchased: Makerspace for the media center


Josh Cecil

Noblesville High School
Purchased: Classroom cameras for video production


Marinda Grove

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
Purchased: Home school connection lending library  

Colleen Ireland

Geist Elementary, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Purchased: Math game materials


Kim King

Center Grove Elementary
Purchased: Guided reading book sets 


Christine Miller

Shamrock Springs Elementary School
Physical Education equipment 

Alexandra Tubbs

Thompson Crossing Elementary, Franklin Township Schools
Purchased: GAMEPLAN Curriculum books, charts, visuals, and classroom set manipulatives



2014 Educator Grant Winners

Jessica Belton

Avon High School
Purchased: Thermal cycler for DNA hands-on student activities

Valerie Ferry

Carey Ridge Elemtary, Westfield Washington Schools
A Copernicus reading and writing center for large
group instruction. 

Craig Helming

Noblesville High School
Supplies to introduce students to the craft of woodworking

Kendra Kidwell

Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Perry Township Schools
Classroom supplies including a color coded rug and student storage sacks


Kelly Looper

Guion Creek Middle School, Pike Township Schools
Purchased: Books for summer reading


Regina Rexrode

Stony Creek Elementary, Noblesville Schools
Purchased: Broadcast software for the daily student
school newscast 

Josh Torres

Center Grove High School 
Purchased: A lead pan and set of double seconds to support diverse music education.


Brenda Walde

Mary Bryan Elementary & Southport Elementary, Perry Township Schools
Purchased: Assessment software used to identify students in need of special services

Clara Crosby

Arlington Elementary, Franklin Township Schools
Creation of a classroom reading center and library

Kristin Hancock

GW Carver Montessori 87, Indianapolis Public Schools
Picnic tables to turn the school's learning garden
into an outdoor classroom. 


Amanda Holland

Mt. Comfort Elementary, Mt. Vernon Schools
Purchased: Interactive learning tools for the classroom smart board.


Laura LaCross 

Riverside Intermediate School, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Robotic kits to augment STEM learning 


Terri Perkins

Francis Bellamy 102, Indianapolis Public Schools
Purchased: Character education program to teach prosocial skills to preschool children. 

Christina Riley

Options Charter School, Carmel
Purchased: School-wide initiatives focused on team
building, leadership, and stress relief.


Danielle Traphagan

New Augusta North, Pike Township Schools
Purchased: Magellan eXplorist GPS tools to support modern
geography and spatial thinking education.