May/10/2022

Teachers awarded $14K for Creative and Innovative Classroom Projects

Teachers from 13 local schools received 29 Robert P. Bell Education Grants this school year. More than $14,468 supported the learning of more than 2,300 young people. Since the program began in 1992, the Robert P. Bell Education Grants program has provided grants to teachers and counselors in Delaware County. In response to changing classroom needs and the cost of supplies, the board of directors of The Community Foundation supported a recommendation to award grants for up to $600. Teachers responded with enthusiasm. Today, the Robert P. Bell Education Grant program supports creative and innovative classroom projects with grants from $50 to $600. 


Kari Baldwin, Jennifer Sites, Shelby Robbins, & Katina Nickels - Selma Elementary School - Boost Two Comprehension (B2C) - $600

Lance Brand, Adam Lennon, & Elijah May - Delta High School - Honing in on homeostasis - $600

Lance Brand - Delta High School - A real heart connection - $600

Beth Buehler - East Washington Academy - SEL of Giftedness - $559

Beth Buehler - East Washington Academy - Visualizing the Earth's Spheres - $592

Bethany Clegg - Burris Laboratory School - Stem in the Gym – Engineering Our Own Putt-Putt Golf Course - $578

Bethany Clegg & Blake Turner - Burris Laboratory School - Life Savers in Action - $598

Bonnie Coffman - Selma Elementary - Paws and Claws Clinic - $509

Courtney Crabtree, Amanda Chester, & Hillary Rhodes - Cowan Elementary - Multi-sensory Student-Driven Toolkits - $599

Angela Decker - Delta Middle School - Comfort by Stitch - $523

Jenna Eastham - Selma Elementary - Planting Happiness in our Community - $524

Sarah Finn - East Washington Academy - Echoing With Harmonicas - $420

Ashley Flannery - East Washington Academy - Positivity Plants - $116

Becky Fulton - Wes-Del Middle/High School - Cooking for 1 - $249

Mason Fulton - Wes-Del Middle/High School - Podcasts and Politics - $300

Becky Fulton - Wes-Del Middle/High School - Story Time Finger Puppets & Fine-Motor Skill Book - $402

Becky Fulton - Wes-Del Middle/High School - Kids in the Kitchen - $409

Becky Fulton - Wes-Del Middle/High School - Sewing for Smiles - $541

Becky Fulton - Wes-Del Middle/High School - Blend It Up! - $593

Kay Furnish & Melissa Dotson - Burris Laboratory School - Discovering Spring Life Cycles - $508

Alyssa Geary & Karla Riggin - Selma Middle School - Elements at Play with Clay - $548

Felicia Gray - Burris Laboratory School - Snowflake Science: A Winter Learning-land - $540

Michelle Harris - Burris Laboratory School Fantasy Fiction - $585

Jennifer Hudson Roberts - Wes-Del Elementary School - Make Reading POP! - $418

Phillip Lobo & Jeffrey Smith - Indiana Academy of Science, Mathematics and the Humanities - The Ecosystem Next Door: Fostering Local Biodiversity - $322

Phillip Lobo & Meghan K. Riley - Indiana Academy of Science, Mathematics and the Humanities - Critical Futures: Global Speculative Fiction Co-Teaching Initiative - $599

Staci Miller - Pleasant View Elementary - Storytelling with Mortimer - $600

Kiki Pavlechko - Yorktown High School - Slab Sculptures - $449

Angel Williams - Wes-Del Elementary School - Success with Strings using Ukuleles in Music Class - $579

Support Bell Teacher Grants

Robert P. Bell Education Grants are awarded to teachers with innovative ideas, programs, or projects that are designed to stimulate learning in their students. Grants range in size from $50 - $600. Your support to the Robert P. Bell Teacher Grant Fund will give teachers opportunities to enhance classroom learning.