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.