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Hampton Education Foundation awards educational grants to teachers totaling over $26,000

The Hampton Education Foundation recently awarded a record number of grants totaling  $26,302.39 to Hampton City Schools’ teachers.  The grants were awarded to 42 teachers at 20 different schools.

Teachers had the opportunity to apply for two types of grants.  The Innovative Instructional Grant awards individual grants up to $1,000 to help teachers develop, plan, implement and evaluate innovative instructional strategies. The Instructional Mini-Grant provides up to $500 for materials, supplies and/or resources to enhance and improve the classroom learning experience in alignment with the Virginia Standards of Learning.

The HEF has awarded $263,133.52 in teacher scholarships since October 2005.

Grants awarded are as follows:

Carol Deliazard

Aberdeen Elementary School

Literacy and Beyond


Carol Deliazard

Aberdeen Elementary School

Connecting Nonfiction Text using Lego WeDo


Heather Roberts

Aberdeen Elementary School

Citizen of the Month Celebrations


Katina Acree-Williams

Aberdeen Elementary School

The Library & Lego Robot


Rebecca Nagy

Aberdeen Elementary School

Building Math Skills


Valerie Link

Aberdeen Elementary School

Hands on Learning


Karen Allgaier

Andrews PreK-8 School

Study of Aquatic Environment: We’re Going to the Beach


Laura Howlett

Andrews PreK-8 School

Literacy and Technology with Preschoolers/


Alison Rhodes

Armstrong School for the Arts

A Gathering Place for Literacy


Michelle Bowers

Armstrong School for the Arts

Sprouting About Science


Michelle Bowers

Armstrong School for the Arts

Let’s Brag About the Great Things We Do!


Nancy Eason

Armstrong School for the Arts

Celebration of Holidays Around the World


Tina Becouvarakis

Armstrong School for the Arts

Moving Beyond the Standard Curriculum with IXL Math


Martha Grondin

Asbury Elementary School

Recorders for All


Melissa Twisdale

Asbury Elementary School

One Book for One Collaborative Culture


Melissa Twisdale

Asbury Elementary School

Battle of the Books


Kara Hart

Bryan Elementary School

Mindfulness for Strong Minds


Kimberly Pearson

Bryan Elementary School

Spring Musical: Magic Tree House Dinosaurs Before Dark


Cathy Doherty

Burbank Elementary School

How Germs Spread


Matthew Brodie

Burbank Elementary School

Evo Bot Programming and Planning


Marisa Parker

Campus at Lee

Alternative Careers Explorations (ACE)


Maureen Houser

Cary Elementary School

Laugh Out Loud Literacy


Rose Kimball

Cooper Elementary Magnet School for Technology

Powerful Planting


Corinne D’Amato

Davis Middle School

Beginning with the End in Mind: Activity Before Content


Nancy Terrell

Davis Middle School

Overcoming Adversity through the Study of Civil Rights


Nancy Terrell

Davis Middle School

Readers’ Choice Awards


Priscilla Scott-Thomas

Davis Middle School

Davis Diamonds Mentoring Program for Girls


Ross Neal

Davis Middle School

I Excel with IXL


Pennie Brown

Eaton Fundamental Middle School

Modeling with Lego


Jennifer Holmes

Forrest Elementary School

Bare Books for Ranger Bears


Melissa Ann Still

Hampton High School

ESl Inclusion in Non-Language Courses


Roxanne L. Brown

Hampton High School

Speak Easy: Art and Music of The Harlem Renaissance


Sierria Ware

Hampton High School



Wanda L. Mitchell

Hampton High School

Electronically Speaking


Christine Woods

Kecoughtan High School

Kecoughtan Library Window Murals


Samantha West

Lindsay Middle School

Battle of the Ironclads! Monitor vs. Virginia


Sondra Rowe

Moton Early Childhood Center

S.T.E.M. for Early Learners


Alessandra Muise

Phenix PreK-8 School

Courtyard Classroom


Laurie Bolt

Phoebus High School

Breakout in the Library


Amanda Rispoli

Spratley Gifted Center

No title given – rolling white board for music


Deanna McNeil

Spratley Gifted Center

Applying Math Concepts using LEGO Robotics


Leondra Stone

Spratley Gifted Center

Millicent Min, Girl Genius


Lisa Ann Wilson

Spratley Gifted Center

Coming Soon: To a SchoolTube Channel Near You!


Michele Ferrel

Spratley Gifted Center

Boating on the James


Wendi Keffer

Spratley Gifted Center

Scripps Spelling BEE for Spratley


Kimberly Correiro

Tucker-Capps Fundamental Elementary School

Exploring Habitats


The Hampton Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that was established in 2001. 

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