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2016 - 2017 Grant Winners

The Magnolia Education Foundation (MEF) had the honor of surprising 18 teachers last with the announcement of the 2017 MEF teacher grant winners. Over $20,000 in grants was awarded to 10 different campuses. This year’s grant winners range from STEM activities, to music, to gardens, reaching across all grade levels and subject areas.

The list of grant winners are as follows:
  • Connie Melton and Kelly Schanzer; Making Reading Visible in the Language Arts Classroom with "Boldprint" Readers, Magnolia 6th Campus
  • Tyler Behrens, Building a Better Bilingual Book Bank, Lyon Elementary
  • Deana Lemen and Anne Sellers; Engagement for Everyone, Bear Branch 6th Campus
  • Vanessa Berna and Val Engelke; STEM Lab: Coming to a Pre-K Near You, Nichols Sawmill Elementary
  • Mary Campbell, Enhancing Stations with Measurement and Geometry Think Tanks, Williams Elementary
  • LeAnne Williams and Sheri Forsythe; Modeling Stream Erosion and Deposition Kits, Smith Elementary
  • Patricia Sass, Outdoor Classroom and Community Garden, Bear Branch Jr. High
  • Debra Kurten, Marcia McConnell, and Jennifer Wyatt; Vo-cab-u-lis-tic-ex-pi-a-li-do-cious, Williams Elementary
  • Holly Campbell, Geometry Think Tanks, Ellisor Elementary
  • Krista Nelson, I Can Accompany Myself, Bear Branch Elementary
  • Kirsten Ramsey, Cyber Savvy CSI's, Magnolia West High School
  • Sandy Szako, Enhancing Stations with Measurement and Geometry Think Tanks, Nichols Sawmill Elementary