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Fourteen WPS teachers receive grants

Fourteen WPS teachers receive grants

Credit Union of America grant recipient Brandon Bench Fourteen Wichita Public Schools teachers have received grants from Credit Union of America’s TGIF grant (Teacher Grants…Ideas Financed) program.

This semester’s awards total $9,410 distributed to 22 teachers within eight communities in south central Kansas. Grants ranged from $150 ‐ $500.

CUA has distributed $204,112.99 to 579 Kansas teachers for classrooms over the life of the TGIF program. The grant applications are blindly evaluated for classroom creativity, need, and number of students reached.

Teachers can now apply for the next round of grants at Application deadline is midnight, central time, June 30, 2019. 

  • Debra Anderson, Riverside Leadership Magnet Elementary School, Building our FUTURE – One Block at a Time
  • Angie Bolster‐Epps, Jardine STEM and Career Explorations Academy, It’s Electric
  • Brandon Bench, Mueller Aerospace and Engineering Discovery Magnet Elementary School, Problem Solving & Reasoning with Robotics
  • Julie Dunkelberger, East High School, Spanish Novels for High School Free‐Reading
  • Connie Foster, Levy Special Education Center, Counting Down to Transitions
  • Carrie Kessler, Robinson Middle School, Encouraging Movement While Learning
  • Kymberly Milne, Beech Elementary, Earbuds for Dreambox
  • Hannah Podschun, Brooks Center for STEM and Arts Magnet Middle School, Student Ambassadors
  • Angela Qintana Oropeza, Stucky Middle School, Stories with Senor Wooly
  • Debra Southworth, Wells Alternative Middle School, High Interest Low Level Reading for Middle School Students
  • Jennifer Talkington Sy, Jardine STEM and Career Explorations Academy, Project Clean, Fresh and Ready to Learn
  • Kaitlyn Wall, Pleasant Valley Elementary, Clay Art Project
  • Sarah Westbury, Franklin Elementary, Getting Groovy with Google Chromebooks
  • Megan Westfahl, Earhart Environmental Magnet Elementary School, Bringing Disc Golf to School