Ed. Foundation Awards $33,000 in Teacher Grants!

The Talbot County Public Schools Education Foundation is pleased to announce that $33,174 in grants were awarded to TCPS teachers during 2018. The Foundation has funded a total of 26 projects in the elementary, middle and high schools.

Ed. Foundation Awards $33,000 in Teacher Grants!

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The Talbot County Public Schools Education Foundation is pleased to announce that $33,174 in grants were awarded to TCPS  teachers during 2018.  The Foundation has funded a total of 26 projects in the elementary, middle and high schools.  

“Through the generosity of our community, the Education Foundation is able to fund innovative projects that give teachers and students the opportunity to take learning to another level,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, Advisory Board Chair.  “We are grateful to the organizations and individuals who have taken the lead in supporting this very important mission, and are looking forward to seeing more requests.”

Formed in the Fall of 2016 the Education Foundation partners with the Talbot County community to promote excellence in public education and to provide financial support and other resources to enhance the quality of academic opportunities for all TCPS students. The projects funded in 2018 through the Teacher Grants program are as follows:

  • Diversity in Classroom Libraries - SMES                 
  • Hands On Life Science - EES-D                    
  • Powering Computational Creativity- EMS              
  • Strategy Game Club - SMMHS                
  • The STEM Classroom - CDES                
  • Equitable Learning With Literature - EHS    
  • STEM with Drones - EMS                    
  • Choir Competition Gowns - SMMHS                
  • Creating Robotic Engineers - GT                
  • Destination Imagination Trip to Globals - SM                         
  • Outdoor Classroom - EMS                    
  • Students for Streams - All Elementary                
  • No Soil, No Problem! - CDES                     
  • PBIS Weekly Lesson - WMES                    
  • Diverse Classroom Posters & Resources - WMES        
  • SMMHS Production - All Shook Up! - SMMHS            
  • InterAct Story Theatre - EES-D                    
  • Student Published Books - CDES                    
  • Population Ecology - 5th grade Gifted & Talented        
  • Comfortable with College - SMMHS                
  • Flexible Seating - SMES                        
  • Seas the Day Room - WMES                    
  • Keeping UP with Technology - EMS                
  • Campus Mosaic - Shine it UP SM                
  • Understanding Archaeology –
  • The Hill Project -3rd Gifted & Talented                
  • Aquatic Science Field Lab - SMMHS                
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“We are excited about the educational opportunities that the Education Foundation has been able to supplement for our students,” said Dr. Kelly Griffith, Superintendent.  “I would especially like to thank our staff who took the time to apply for the grants.  This progress also would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and tenacity of the Education Foundation Advisory Board.  We are grateful for their hard work!”

The members of the Education Foundation Advisory Board are: Patrick Fitzgerald, Chair; Laura Heikes, Vice Chair; Pam Clay; Gwen Fike; Michael Fisher, MD; Rebecca Firth, Ph.D.; Howard Freedlander; Greta Gartman; Jeremy Hillyard; Juanita Hopkins, F. Graham Lee; Victoria Gomez Lozano; Richard Marks; Jo Ann Asparagus Murray; Ty Russ; David Short.


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