A total of 19 Huntington Community School Corporation (HCCSC) employees across eight schools within the district have been awarded grants by the Huntington County Community Foundation (HCCF) 2021 Cycle II Grant Program and Classroom Education Grant Program.
In all, $23,452.38 was awarded to the HCCSC employees through the grants.
“Over the past two years, our community has been reminded of the value of teachers and how they better the lives of our students,” said HCCF Executive Director Matt Ditzler. “With this record investment of Classroom Education grants, the Community Foundation seeks to reward local teachers that are implementing innovative projects designed to stimulate learning. We congratulate the 19 projects awarded funding and thank those teachers for their service to our community.”
Ditzler also shared the total of grant awards was the most ever given through the Classroom Education Grant Program.
The grants will be used to purchase a wide variety of educational tools and upgrades within the selected schools and classrooms.
“Thanks to Matt Ditzler and the Huntington County Community Foundation for their partnership with us and their commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for our students,” said Director of Curriculum Jay Peters. “These grants will be used to implement innovative projects that are designed to stimulate learning while still meeting state standards.”
Below is a complete list of the grant recipients and the proposals being funded with the grant awards.
Andrews Elementary School
• Katherine Matthews: $815 – hand chimes for music class.
Crestview Middle School
• Bryan Ringo: $2,034 – Renewing Faith in Music.
Flint Springs Elementary School
• BreAnne Dyer: $2,000 – small group learning.
• Diana Miller: $1,479.38 – Bistro and Books.
• Jody Schroeder: $895 – Closing the Reading Gap.
Horace Mann Elementary School
• Amy Degitz: $1,799 – adapted and lifetime leisure activities.
• Abigail Dwyer: $1,554 – Horace Mann Elementary ukulele set.
• Jeanne Paff: $1,727 – From Cooperation to Collaboration.
• Dawne Pearson: $825 – writers’ notebooks.
Lincoln Elementary School
• Bridget Powell: $530 – behavioral skills classroom.
Riverview Middle School
• Rebecca Livingston: $1,000 – Dive Deeper into Understanding through Novels.
• Melissa Ross: $484 – The Medieval Experience.
Roanoke Elementary School
• Mary Gradeless: $2,000 – The Book Nook.
• Kayla Whitacre: $1,636 – STEM Education.
Salamonie Elementary School
• Becky Hacker: $1,107 – science and engineering kits.
• Jennifer Herrberg: $1,000 – Osmo literacy and math centers.
• Melinda Huber: $450 – creative career centers.
• Leah Long: $1,389 – Salamonie Robotics.
Nicole Warpup: $728 – Osmo Technology.