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From left to right in the front row, Danielle Thompson, Megan Sellers, Martha Buckner, Beth Babulski and Cassie Swanson and in the back row, Andrew Lewellen, BreAnn Fennell, Lynnette Kuschel. Not pictured is Kristin Donley

ASHLAND -- The Ashland County Community Foundation Board of Trustees have ratified Teacher Mini-Grant awards for 2019-2020.

Nine educators serving Ashland County schools were awarded grants totaling $6,187. The grant recipients were recognized and honored at an informal reception held at the Foundation on November 6.

The teachers receiving grants are as follows: 

Beth Babulski, St. Edward School, received a grant to purchase supplies for the “Flexible Seating Classroom Options” project. 

Kristin Donley, McMullen Elementary School, was awarded a grant to support the “Flexible Seating & Sensory Stuff” initiative. 

Lynnette Kuschel, Mapleton Middle School, received a grant to help fund the “Re-Building the Library” project. 

Megan Sellers, Loudonville High School, was awarded a grant to purchase supplies for the “Classroom Library” initiative. 

Cassie Swanson, Mapleton Middle School, received a grant to support the “STEM in Social Studies” program. 

Danielle Thompson, McMullen Elementary School, was awarded a grant to purchase supplies for the “Sensory Path” project. 

Distributions from the ARTSDREAM Fund, a component of the Teacher Mini-Grants program specifically for projects in the arts, were awarded to: 

BreAnn Fennell, Ashland City Schools, received a grant to help fund the “Tell Me A Story with Todd Parr” event. 

Andrew Lewellen, Hillsdale Local Schools, was awarded a grant to purchase supplies for the “Original Fabric Design” project. 

Distribution from the Sandy Brown Honorary Vocal Music Fund, a component of the Teacher Mini-Grants program specifically for projects in vocal music, was awarded to: 

Martha Buckner, Dale Roy School, received a grant to help fund the “Kristal Bell Method” project. 

ACCF is pleased to offer the Mini-Grant program for Ashland County schools, both public and private, the Foundation's executive director James M. Cutright said in a press release.

These grants of up to $1,000 go directly to teachers and are intended to foster educational innovation by funding creative ideas not supported by regular school budgets.

Deadline for mini-grant application is September 8 of each year. Inquiries can be made by calling the Foundation office at 419-281-4733 or visiting the ACCF website at www.accommunityfoundation.org.

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