North East Educational Foundation surprises teachers with grants at convocations

Aug 14, 2019 | News

North East Educational Foundation (NEEF) kicked off the distribution of $362,581 in innovative classroom grants to North East ISD teachers at each convocation.

NEEF Executive Director Amy Lane and NEEF mascot Sparky surprised a winning teacher at all seven North East ISD convocations with a giant check.

From the Madison Cluster, Steubing Ranch Elementary Librarian Marie Arce won a $12,240 NEEF Innovative Grant. Arce will use the funds to provide technology for the school’s STEAM Labs.

At the LEE Cluster convocation, Castle Hills Elementary Teachers Hannah Norman and Rosemary Gonzalez jumped with joy when they found out they won an $8,497 grant to fund playground musical instruments for play-based learning.

The cheering continued at MacArthur High School when Librarian Janelle Schnacker won an innovative grant for $9,686 to fund virtual and augmented reality research in the library.

Day one of convocations wrapped up with Johnson HS Teacher Cynthia Dubose winning a NEEF grant worth $10,000 for augmented and virtual reality kits for Google expeditions.

Day two of convocations commenced at Roosevelt HS with Camelot Elementary Teacher Nancy Capetillo winning a $6,888 grant to fuel a program that will bolster students’ math skills with Lego bricks.

At Churchill HS, Eisenhower Middle School Teacher Jacob Smith won a $4,692 grant to fund ‘Aerospace in Action.”

The convocation tour wrapped up with Reagan HS Teacher Christian De La Cruz winning a $5,200 grant to fund a Piano Lab.

A total of 59 grants will be funded with year and distribution of grants will continue with an Innovation Grant Tour in October.

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