Over $94,000 in scholarship and grant money was recently awarded to 139 Denton ISD teachers and staff members by the Denton Public School Foundation in partnership with the district, local businesses and community leaders.
The funds are being utilized by teachers to enhance classroom instruction and for staff development, said Jackie Jackson, executive director of the Foundation.
Since its inception in 1995, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.85 million in grants and scholarships to teachers and staff, as well as more than $800,000 in student scholarships.
The recipients will be honored at a special reception with the Denton ISD Board of Trustees at 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Stephens Central Administration Building located at 1307 N. Locust Street.
Honorees from the Lantana area include:
Kelly Quinn McGee – Unique Impressions: Culture, Process and Art Through Printmaking – VLK Grant-to-Teachers 2012 and Denton Public School Foundation Grant — $998.43
Lisa Mims, Ashley Jones, Tayrn Stanley & Joan Draving – Ready, Set, Move!! Targeting Movement for Mindfulness – Ben E. Keith Grant-to-Teachers and Denton Public School Foundation Grant — $967.10
E. P. Rayzor Elementary
Courtney George, Aleshia Moore, Danielle Rafferty – Read with Raz! – Doug Key Grant-to-Teachers and Denton Public School Foundation Grant — $659.70
Dairin Jones – Outdoor Vegetable Garden and Koi Pond Maintenance – Doug Key Memorial Grant-to-Teachers — $500
Dawn Vaughn – Dyslexia Programs – Dawn Vaughn Dyslexia Grant-to-Teachers — $500
Harpool Middle School
Matthew Joice – Mindstorm Robotics Project – CoServ Grant-to-Teachers 2007 and CoServ Foundation 2016 Grant — $900.84
Misty Richardson, Jaclyn Pirtle, Lauren Murphy & Laura Lee – School Garden – CoServ Grant-to-Teachers 2013 — $1000
Joshua Talley – Graduate Studies for Master’s Degree – Denton Public School Foundation Scholarship — $1000
Dorothy Woods & Shanna Weiland – Battle of the Books 2.0 – Battle Zone – Balfour Beatty Grant-to-Teachers 2010 and Denton Public School Foundation Grant –$731
Guyer High School
Alexis Glover – Technology Integration Initiative – John Guyer Memorial Grant-to-Teachers and CoServ Foundation 2016 Grant — $1000
Tracy Kalka – Community Garden – Barbara Fischer Grant-to-Teachers and Gene and Lynn Gumfory Grant-to-Teachers — $1000
Laura Reed – Groomer Has It (Small Animal Management) — Denton Chamber of Commerce/Adopt-A-School First Year Teacher Employee Grant — $1000