Grant Recipients

$20,000 to U.C. Teachers in Fall 2017

The mission of EdUCate! is to provide supplemental resources to University City public schools. A cornerstone of this funding is the EdUCate! Teacher Grant program as it provides additional assistance directly to the heart of our schools…the classrooms! We are pleased to announce another successful round of funding. This year, through our fall  grants, $20,000 in grant monies was distributed directly to 28 teachers for their classrooms this school year.

The Teacher Grant committee carefully considers and scores all grant applications on the basis of several factors including the number of students the grant will impact, its educational value, the longevity of the project, its practicality, innovation, collaboration and cost effectiveness.

This program directly impacts our children so please consider supporting these grants through a tax-deductible donation through any one of our giving programs: Honor a Teacher, Dollar a Day, Oktoberfest and Taste of the Triangle. We appreciate your donation!

Congratulations to our 2017 Fall Teacher Grant Recipients!

Curie Elementary

  • Third Grade Teachers (Ms. Linsin, Mr. Leavenworth, Ms. McDade, and Ms. Rodriguez):
    Brain Pop Jr. and Brain Pop Subscription
  • Fifth Grade Teachers (Ms. Daglio):
    Novel Study Class Sets (Out of My Mind, The Giver, and Hatchet Book Packs)
  • Fourth/Fifth Grade Teachers (Ms. Daglio, Ms. Selleck, Ms. McKelvey):
    Mystery Science Site License (entire school!)

Doyle Elementary

  • Ms. Mitchell (Librarian):
    Books (20 varied titles)
  • Ms. Thurston (3rd grade teachers):
    Channel One Jr. online subscription
  • Ms. Siegler:
    Music Curriculum and instruments

Spreckels Elementary

  • Ms. Alessio:
    National Geographic Readers and Time for Kids Books
  • Mr. Cope (Computer Teacher):
    IXL Classroom License for one year
  • Ms. Gomez-Neri 2nd grade teacher:
    Non-Fiction Book Sets (partial funding)
  • Ms. Iavarone:
    Book Bins (partial funding)
  • Ms. McCabe:
    Rigby PM Plus Complete Package Books Level 3-5 and Sakura Cray Pas Oil Pastel Sets
  • Ms. Demara:
    Classroom Library Books
  • Ms. Sharman:
    Two Cozy Reading Chairs and Author Book sets for Social Skills and Life Lessons, also Bin Storage set

Standley Middle School

  • Standley PE Teachers:
    Volleyball Nets and Volley Balls
  • Ms. Leazy:
    Standing Desk and Stability Balls
  • Dr. Cecile Nedellec:
    Class Set of Books, The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn
  • Ms. Prietto:
    Spanish-English Dictionaries

University City High School

  • Ms. Aleksic (Biology Teachers):
    3D Molecular Design Amino Acid Starter Kit and Phospholipid and Membrane Kit
  • Ms. Bradshaw (Counselor, All AP students):
    8 foot tables
  • Mr. Corenman (Director Music Program):
    King Stainless steel marching Sabres (partial funding)
  • Mr. Gonzalez (benefits entire school):
    Wireless Projector for auditorium, media room for PTSA meetings, Back to School Night, etc.
  • Ms. Himes:
    Graphing Calculators (partial funding)
  • Ms. Lynn (Spanish Teacher):
    Big Red Book Spanish Verbs
  • Mr. Moody:
    ESL Books
  • Mr. Patterson (Physics/AP Physics Teacher/All Physics Classes):
    Ticker Taper Timer
  • Mrs. Quessenberry (Chemistry Teacher All Classes):
    Chemical Splash Goggles/Crucibles with Lids
  • Mr. Stevenson (AP Environmental Science Classes):
    Intro to Green Technology Kits (partial funding)

2016 Fall Teacher Grant Recipients!

Curie Elementary

  • Ms. McKelvey – 150 Literature Circle Books for 4th grade classes
  • Ms. Saavedra – 58 Literature Circle Books and 66 BARE books for 5th grade classes
  • Ms. Selleck – Ozobot Robots Classroom Kit for 4th grade classes

Doyle Elementary

  • Ms. Fay – Classroom rug
  • Ms. Mitchell – 27 Perma-bound books for the library
  • Ms. Podhorsky – Seat Sacks
  • Ms. Thurston – Channel One News Jr. online subscription for 3rd grade classes
  • Ms. Wagner  – Arts & Crafts materials

Spreckels Elementary

  • Mr. Cope – IXL Classroom license for the Computer lab
  • Ms. Gomez-Neri – 104 Mentor Authors books for 2nd grade classes
  • Ms. McCabe – 6 sets of Rigby Guided Reading books for 1st grade classes
  • Ms. Sharman – Literacy and Math Centers for 1st grade classes

Standley Middle School

  • Mr. Carroll – 320 “House on Mango Street” books for 8th grade English Language Arts
  • Mr. Clifner – Hands-On Equations for 6th grade Math
  • Mr. Hartin – PE Supplies (partial funding)
  • Ms. Hazelton – History Alive curriculum, augmenting previous grants for 7th and 8th grade classes

University City High School

  • Ms. Aleksic – Carolina Investigations for AP Biology: Cell Respiration
  • Ms. Bristol – Turnitin.com subscription for the English department (partial funding)
  • Ms. Chadwick – Recycle bins for the entire school
  • Mr. Corenman – Shako racks for the Music department
  • Ms. Franz – Stereo receivers & speakers for the weight room used by all students
  • Mr. Gonzalez – Wireless sound system for the school media cart used for all school functions
  • Ms. Lowe – Math & Science Standards kits (partial funding)
  • Mr. Moody – Theater lighting equipment
  • Mr. Pores – Ink cartridges for 9th & 12th grade English department
  • Ms. Quessenberry – Flinn Traditional Lab kits for AP Chemistry
  • Mr. Richardson – Robotics Kit storage shelves
  • Ms. Vandiver – 40 new uniforms for the Bio Med program Clinical Internships

2015-2016 Fall & Spring Teacher Grant Recipients!

Curie Elementary

  • Ms. Gleaves – Lakeshore learning book center
  • Ms. Harris & Ms. Tingley – 8 Osmo Genius Kits
  • Ms. McKelvey – 150 Literature Circle Books for 4th grade
  • Ms. Ramsey – online subscriptions for Educational software
  • Ms. Saavedra – Moby Max for every classroom; 55 Literature Circle, Historical Fiction and BARE books

Doyle Elementary

  • Ms. Astacio – 70 high interest independent reading books
  • Ms. Barham – PebbleGo database license and BrainPOP Jr. subscription
  • Ms. Basser – variety of books for SLP
  • Ms. Dudley – 15 Snap Circuits Jr. and $250 in books
  • Ms. Dudley & Ms. Berry – K-Nex sets for science
  • Ms. Getzelman – Classroom rug
  • Ms. Harris – PE supplies
  • Mr. Hastings – Pioneer Valley books for 1st grade
  • Ms. Leyvas  – Classroom rug
  • Mr. Maxfield  – I Can Read! Complete 1st grade series
  • Ms. Mitchell – 27 Perma-bound library books
  • Ms. Palomo Schmidt – Guided reading pack of 270 Books
  • Ms. Podhorsky – 25 USB wired mouse and variety of Scholastic books
  • Ms. Thurston – Channel One News Jr. online subscription for 6 classrooms
  • Ms. Wagner  – Classroom rug

Spreckels Elementary

  • Ms. Alessio – Couch and bean bag seats for kindergarten library
  • Ms. Chaidez – Cinderella Story Books for 2nd grade
  • Mr. Cope – IXL online subscription for the computer lab
  • Ms. Cowell – Listening center and classroom read-alongs
  • Ms. Gomez-Neri – 48 Patricia Polacco and 96 Kevin Henkes books
  • Ms. Iavarone – 96 chair pockets for four 2nd grade classrooms
  • Ms. Kraus – Social thinking curriculum for special needs students
  • Ms. McCabe – Rigby guided reading book sets
  • Ms. Sharman – Classroom rug, building bricks and building people, 3-D magnet builders, art material and books

Standley Middle School

  • Mr. Carroll – sidewalk sign kit for ASB
  • Ms. Dale – Field hockey equipment
  • Ms. Danielson – curriculum posters for 6th grade social studies
  • Ms. Hazelton – History Alive curriculum, augmenting grants last year for entire 7th and 8th grade class at Standley
  • Mr. Markowitz – 40 MacBeth books for 8th grade English; 180 copies of The Pearl
  • Mr. Resley – Sphero Robots and education packs
  • Ms. Salmeron – 6th grade Social Studies curriculum

University City High School

  • Ms. Chadwick – models of body parts for biomed program
  • Mr. Corenman – partial funding for a vibraphone for the marching band
  • Mr. Frink – 40 In the Time of Butterflies novels
  • Ms. Hurwitz – 43 copies of In Cold Blood and 46 copies of Brave New World
  • Ms. Lowe – Unique Learning Systems online curriculum for special ed
  • Ms. McAvoy – 36 copies of Kaplan Evidence-Based Reading, Writing and Essay Workbook
  • Mr. Pores – 72 Into the Wild novels