Foundation Awards nearly $49,000 in Teacher Grants
Oxford, Mississippi (February 15, 2023) — For over 30 years, the Oxford School District Foundation (OSDF) has recognized outstanding teachers through the Teacher Innovation grant program. This year, the foundation has awarded 19 grants totaling $48,963.54. These funds, generated from various fundraisers, car tag sales, and generous donors, are allocated to support educators’ implementation of creative and innovative strategies to teaching and to expand learning opportunities for students, beyond what is possible with existing school budgets.
|Teacher||School||Grade(s)||Subject(s)||Grant Title||Amount Awarded|
|McGehee, Mulkey, Power, Thornton||CES||4-5||Gifted||Mobile Makerspace and Critical Thinking Cart||$2,961.12|
|Thomas Ardrey||OHS||9-12||A.P. Music Theory & Choir||Music Composition White Board||$1,350.00|
|Lauren Hill||CES||4-5||P.E.||Central is Heart Healthy!||$3,888.96|
|Nicole Gist||DDES||2-3||Art||Impressive Masterpieces||$495.00|
|Penny Smith||BES||K||Science||Incubators in Classrooms||$2,576.38|
|Douglas & Haney||CES||2-5||Computer Science||Revamping Computer Science Robots and Circuits||$4,000.00|
|Davenport, Robinson, Sabatier||OHS||9-12||Theater & C.T.E.||Enhancing Theater Props with Pneumatics||$4,710.47|
|Kendall Gregory||OIS||6||P.E.||9 Square in the Air||$1,000.00|
|Amanda Gulledge||OHS||9-12||Art||Capture the Moments that Charge your Heart||$1,000.00|
|Wendy Daughdrill||OIS||6||Library||Book Vending Machine||$500.00|
|Tiffany Herschfelt||OHS||9-12||Ceramics||Ceramics Supplies for NEW Class at OHS||$11,871.81|
|Ceresa Caudill||OIS||6||Orchestra||Improving quality and quantity of instruments for students||$2,500.00|
|Anna Aldridge||OHS||9-12||Art||Easels for Painting Studio||$7,119.80|
|Bailey, Gunn, Roebuck, Swann||OMS||7-8||Band||Creating Advanced Musical Opportunities for All||$2,500.00|
|Connie Robinson||BES||K-1||Librarian||Book Buddy Family Packs||$500.00|
|Paige Whitten||OHS||9-12||English||Nonfiction: The Reality of Life||$500.00|
|Virginia Clark||CES||5||English||Read Across 5th grade||$500.00|
|Hope Gardner||OIS||6||Reading Intervention||Big Kids like Picture Books, too!||$500.00|
Every dollar of OSDF funds is spent to generate maximum educational impact for students.
For more information on getting involved with the Oxford School District Foundation, visit oxfordsd.org/OSDF.