Posted by: Kallie Sulanke  | Dec/2/2020

Teachers Awarded $1,863 for Creative and Innovative Classroom Projects

Five local teachers will receive $1,863.49 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:

Michelle Bade, West View Elementary School - Rhythmic Fusion through Fitness Drumming! - $321

Bethany Clegg, Burris Laboratory School - Backyard Fitness Fun - $440

Stephanie Norris, Muncie Central High School - Heart and Soil Terrariums - $450

Mindy Wallpe, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities - Mental Maintenance - $408

Phillip Lobo, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities - Film Screenings - Global Intermedia Literacy - $244

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 2020-2021 school year is February 1, 2021. 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