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Judson Education Foundation hands out over $48,000 in Teacher Grants

It’s the happiest day of the year! The Judson Education Foundation visited 17 campuses and awarded over $48,000 in innovative teacher grants.

The grants fund a wide variety of innovative learning opportunities, enriching students’ academic and social-emotional experiences at school.  From astronomy and yoga to broadcast news and drama, JEF grants are giving teachers the tools to engage students in new ways.

The Judson Education Foundation works year-round raising money for grants and scholarships.

“We are so grateful for our donors who make today possible. They are truly making a difference in learning for JISD students,” said JEF Executive Director Lexie Greathouse.

JEF Board members and JISD Superintendent Dr. Fields joined in the excitement as grants were awarded.

“I’m thankful for the Judson Education Foundation and all they do to promote innovative instruction across the district,” Fields said.

JEF was joined by PNC Bank and representatives from the Valero Alamo Bowl to award four additional grants totaling $1000. Teachers awarded these grants were also given tickets to the Valero Alamo Bowl for themselves and their families.

The celebration was made more festive with the addition of our students from the Veterans Memorial Drumline, HS cheerleaders, JHS and VMHS ROTC, and VMHS football.

Congratulations to all of the grant winners!  Click here to view the entire photo album.

Rolling Meadows ES  Read & Ride Program $2,457.00 Christina Mendez
Light Up Our Learning $2,363.00 Jamie Lynn Waitschies,
Melissa Lozano
Franz ES  Kinder Garden Shed $450.00 Stephanie McClellan
Crestview ES Eaglenauts Astronomy Club $2,500.00 Raul Del Bosque 
KHMS Making Movie Magic in the KHMS Makerspace $2,500.00 Wendy Howk
JSTEM We are loved Mural $2,500.00 Laura Latimer
JSTEM news into the Beyond $1,834.00 Laura Latimer
JHS "Dare to Lead" $672.00 Theresa Urbanovsky
Woodlake ES Playground Communiation Board $1,890.00 Justin Baxter & Edna Echauri 
Paschall  Pathway to Self Regulating $2,500.00 Andrea N. Burleson-Burgos
Wagner HS AP Biology/ AP Environmental McKinney Roughs Nature Park Ecological Investigation Camping Trip $2,380.00 David Rodriguez
Imagination Becomes Reality! $1,036.00 Joan-Leah Alexander
Candlewood ES Science Tools to Learn and GROW $2,500.00 Amber Zapata
Fine Motor Strength Now for a Lifetime of Success! $2,433.00 Lisa Shukla
CWE Hydroponics System "Eagleponics" $1,210.00 Ashley Brady
Hopkins ES Swing Set $2,500.00 Shelia Gunalda, Michaela Fischer, Lilibeth Lugo
Hartman ES Hartman Broadcasting Project $1,462.00 Rosalba Martinez
Self Control through Yoga! $698.00 Rosalba Martinez
Kight News Crew $1,000.00 Kayla Reyna
Coronado ES  Jump Around for Indoor Playground $1,544.00 Laura Martinez
Olympia ES Don't Stop the Beat! Unicorns, Can't Stop the Beat! $2,500.00 Amber Seder
Calm Body, Quiet Hands, Active Minds $2,500.00 Jennifer Henson, Natalie Slocum
VMHS Sensory Seeking -What a Wonderful World $2,497.00 Jerry Allen
JECA The Power of Laser Engrave in Math and Robotics $1,997.00 Rene Sterling
JECA Project Positivity $2,183.00 Victoria Tamez, Melissa Martinez, Toi Brown