Posted by: Kallie Sulanke  | Nov/22/2019

Teachers Awarded $5,092 for Creative and Innovative Classroom Projects

Fourteen local teachers will receive $5,091.70 for 15 projects in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. Across the county, 1,000s of students benefit from Bell Education Grants each year.

Awards of up to $450 are available through the Bell Grants program. Teachers in public and private K-12 schools in Delaware County, Ind. are invited to apply for this competitive funding throughout the school year to enhance learning in their classrooms. Teachers may apply for as many unique, creative classroom projects as they can imagine during each of the four application cycles. Grant applications are reviewed blindly by a committee of fellow educators. Funded projects are creative or innovative classroom projects designed to stimulate learning in students.

Awards for the second cycle of this school year include:

Thomas Arnold, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities - Election of 1896 Posters - $238

Amanda Bullion, Wes-Del High School - Infused Friday Water Challenge - $168

Lisa Harvey, Yorktown Elementary School - SEL Drum Circle Group - $442

Sarah Hill, Cowan Elementary School - LEGO Education - $450

Sarah Hill, Cowan Elementary School - Inventors of Tomorrow - creative and positive technology education for early elementary - $450

John Marsh, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities - Design and Build an Escape Room - $450

Ivelise Mendez, Yorktown High School - Making PiƱatas an important part of hispanic culture - $79

Barbara Miller, Yorktown High School - American Art and Literature: An Artistic Journal - $449

Sarah Moser, North View Elementary - Glow in the Dark Art Show - $432

Stephanie Nagelkirk, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities - Harlem Renaissance Party - $356

Christie Pasman, Selma Middle School - Unplug It!!!! - $444

Julian Ravenscroft, Daleville Jr. Sr. High School - Bamboo Skyscraper Engineering - $444

Nancy Shreve, Selma Elementary - A Paintbrush and an Easel-A Powerful Combination - $442

Holly Summers, Yorktown Middle School - Creating an Urban Garden in our Classroom - $139

Evan Ward, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities - Ancient & Medieval Medicine Science Fair - $108

Bell Grants are funded through the Robert P. Bell Teacher Grants Fund at The Community Foundation. This fund ensures that teachers have access to grants to help engage their students in meaningful ways for years to come. Individuals can contribute to the endowment fund to memorialize a special teacher, honor a retiring teacher or teacher celebrating a work anniversary, or to show their support for K-12 education in Delaware County.

The third deadline for Bell Grants in the 2019-2020 school year is February 1, 2020. Applications will be available online at on January 1. For more information about Bell Grant applications and the Robert P. Bell Teacher Grants Fund, contact Carly Acree-King, Program Officer at Information is also available at