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Thirty-four area teachers receive mini-grants


From Lubbock Area Foundation:

The Lubbock Area Foundation is pleased to announce the award of Mini-Grants for Teachers totaling over $21,500 to thirty-four area elementary and secondary school teachers for the implementation of creative classroom projects during the 2012 – 2013 school year. These projects will provide exceptional educational opportunities for more than 3000 students. Mini-Grants for Teachers is a program that recognizes the commitment of great teachers and awards grants of up to $1000 to enable them to try out creative teaching ideas or buy materials to enrich their curriculum

This is the fifteenth year of the program. All K-12 teachers who teach in an accredited school within the South Plains area are eligible to apply in June of each year. 

Following are the teachers and schools that will receive grant awards at a reception on August 21st at 3 p.m. at the Science Spectrum.






Pat Hightower

Spur Elementary School

The Day(Year)the Music Didn't Die                       Grade Level: 4th-5th




Amy Craig

Bean Elementary

Bronco Science Blast               Grade Level: 4th-5th




Terri Lennon

Waters Elementary

One,Two, Three…iPads for Me!

Grade Level:  1st





Candace Tickle

Waters Elementary


Grade Level:  1st




Meranda Sierra

Crestview Elementary

Essential Skills               

Grade Level:  3rd-5th




Carrie Hare

 Karen Taylor

Hillcrest Elementary School

Guided Reading Books for Kindergarten

Grade Level:  Kindergarten




Kenna Cooper

Hillcrest Elementary School

iWrite! iCommunicate!                                        Grade Level:  3rd-4th




Patti Hauk

Lakeside Learning Center

Bully Free Schools

Grade Level:  5th




Jan Reeves

Lakeside Learning Center

Rigorous Robotics Relays                                                 Grade Level:  5th




Catherine McMahan

Michele Holmes

Levelland Intermediate School

The Game is Afoot/A Trip Through Time

 Grade Level:  4th-5th




Catherine Heverly

Michele Holmes

Paula Carr

Levelland Intermediate School

The Travelling Science Show                                             Grade Level:  5th




Alecha Sheppard

Lockney Elementary

Music Technology                                        Grade Level:  4th-5th




Karen Mickley

Lorenzo Elementary

Kinder Tech                                      Grade Level:  Kindergarten




Cindy Hilliard

Lubbock Cooper North Elementary

Meet the Masters

Grade Level: K-5th




Kerry Johnston

Lubbock Cooper North Elementary

Pirate Summer Enrichment Camp                      Grade Level:  K-2nd




Jan Hughes

Nat Williams Elementary

Dig This!

Grade Level:  2nd




Linda Ashby

Nat Williams Elementary

Digging for Facts

Grade Level: 2nd



Angela Howard

Oak Ridge Elementary

Teaching Math concepts in Small Groups

Grade Level: Kindergarten




Debbie Hobgood

Donna Branch

Tanya Carder

Jared Kitchens

Karen Stuart

Oak Ridge Elementary

Futuristic Explorations                      Grade Level:  1st-5th



Debbie Breitling

Southcrest Christian School

Microscope Projects

Grade Level:  3rd




Krystal Burroughs

Southland School

Classroom Set-Up

Grade Level: K-5th




Cole Barbee

Southland School

Reading, Science, Math Review

Grade Level: 4th




Gloria J. Davis

Southland School

Reading, Science, Math Review

Grade Level: 3rd








Lenzi Hart

Frenship Heritage Middle School

Literature Circle Project                                  Grade Level:  7th-8th




Michael Hickey

Trinity Christian Schools

Mathematical Learning is about Grasping Spatial Reasoning                                              Grade Level:  9th-12th




Janita Legako

Trinity Christian Schools

Visualizing the Abstracts/Engaging Students with Learning Disabilities
Grade Level:  7th-12th




Amy Crump

Trinity Christian Schools

Transforming the Ordinary/Engaging Students
Grade Level:  7th-8th






Grand Total


Funding and in-kind support for the grants is provided by South Plains Foundation, Diekemper Family Foundation, Odyssey Endowment, E.A. Franklin Charitable Trust, Bill Bigham Endowment, Bank of America,  Bolinger-Segars, Gilbert & Moss, City Bank, Chapman Harvey Architects, South Plains Mall, OfficeWise Office Supply, United Supermarkets, Merrill Lynch  and Science Spectrum.

Since 1997, the Mini-Grants for Teachers Program has awarded 355 grants to 296 teachers in 118 schools and 19 school districts.  Mini-Grants totaling over $254,000.00 have provided enriching academic experiences for thousands of students and have provided a means for recognizing and rewarding the efforts of outstanding teachers in the South Plains region. 

In addition to offering assistance to teachers through the Mini-Grants for Teachers Program, the Lubbock Area Foundation currently administers over one hundred ninety (190) endowments with assets exceeding $26 million. Hundreds of grants and scholarships are awarded each year to address community needs in the areas of arts and culture, civic and community, education, social services and health and human services. The Lubbock Area Foundation exists to help people who care about the Lubbock and the South Plains area to invest - at any level - in its future.   

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