Teachers Awarded $2,795 for Creative and Innovative Classroom Projects

Seven local teachers will receive $2,795.69 in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. Across the county, thousands of students benefit from Bell Education Grants each year.

Awards of up to $600 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 the 2021-2022 school year include:

Alyssa Geary and Karla Riggin, Selma Middle School - Elements at Play with Clay - $548.23

Michelle Harris, Burris Laboratory School - Fantasy Fiction - $585.12

Felicia Gray, Burris Laboratory School - Snowflake Science: A Winter Learning-land - $540.00

Phillip Lobo and Meghan K. Riley, Indiana Academy of Mathematics, Science and the Humanities - Critical Futures: Global Speculative Fiction Co-Teaching Initiative - $599.18

Angela Decker, Delta Middle School - Comfort by Stitch - $523.16

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 next deadline for Bell Grants in the 2021-2022 school year is February 1, 2022. Applications are available online at 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