The following teachers have been awarded teacher grants for this year. Thank you to all that applied and to all Germantown teachers for the amazing work you do for and with our kids everyday. There were many very unique and creative project ideas and GCSF wishes that we could award all applicants. A special congrats to those chosen for grant funding – hats off to you and your incredible projects!
- Amy Willard, KMS 8th Grade Math Teacher: To implement a new teaching practice based on ‘Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics’ where vertical dray erase boards are used to increase student thinking, engagement, and collaboration.
- Amy Brehmer, KMS Spanish 7th and 8th Grade Teacher: To purchase Spanish Readers for the Spanish classroom so that students can choose from a variety of current and age-appropriate Spanish books to free read as the class starts, improving engagement, connection, and Spanish reading skills.
- Brooke Gronitz, GHS Special Education Teacher, Beyond 18 Program: To start up a popcorn business for special education students. Students will learn all the steps in a business process from making, delivering, selling, and collecting/depositing funds which will help prepare and transition them to work experiences in the community.
- Heather Janke, KMS 7th grade Math Teacher: To implement a new teaching practice based on ‘Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics’ where vertical and moveable dray erase boards are used to increase problem solving, engagement, and collaboration.
- Nicole Schmitt, County Line Special Education: To purchase C-Pen Readers which allow students to have text-to-speech accommodation for printed/written words. This will allow students with special reading needs to work independently on reading and remain in the classroom while obtaining extra help. This will also free up teachers to help more students.
- Shawn Burns, Amy Belle 5th Grade Teacher: To purchase 30 sets of speed stacks for K-5 PE program which will be used as a non-traditional athletic activity during winter months where students learn different stacking patterns and formations. This will improve team work, hand-eye coordination, and critical thinking skills while providing exercise for students.