Over $38,000 distributed to Murfreesboro City School teachers

Dec 17, 2020 at 12:12 pm by WGNS


(Murfreesboro, TN) The City Schools Foundation will distribute over $38,000 in grants to Murfreesboro City School teachers in 2020.  The Foundation asks educators to submit proposals for funding that will help acquire resources for classrooms not ordinarily provided by taxpayer dollars.   

“Reading and scoring the grants is one of the most rewarding jobs as a foundation board member,” says David Scott, grant committee chair. “It is remarkable to see how educators are utilizing these grant dollars to enrich the classroom.” 

Grants are submitted anonymously and are judged solely on their merit by a committee. 

Eighteen grants, representing ten schools, have been selected for funding and range from $104 for Science A-Z to $5,350 for Stemulating Young Engineers.  Grants averaged $2,100 in disbursements in 2020.  

Grants included:  

Erma Siegel: 
Daniel Honeyman / Jenifer Scott - Stemulating Young Engineers 
Patric Thomas - Mystery Skype to Learn Geography 
Darlene Thomas - STEM CHARGED! 

Bradley Academy: 
Dana Stem - Sprouts, Hatchlings, and Flutters, Oh My! 

Discovery School: 
Kristy Mall - Digital Teaching for Digital Minds 
Kelly Holman - Generation Genius 

Overall Creek: 
Bippy Tidwell - Imagine, Design It, Built It! 

Scales: 
Julie Caster - Squishy Science for the Young Scientist 

Cason Lane: 
Julie Seymour - Virtually OSMOsis! 
Shay Wilson / Danielle Gregory - Innovating Instruction with Ozobots! 

Mitchell-Neilson: 
Sarah Golden - The Musical Engineering and Inquiry Lab 

Salem: 
Sarah Chumney - Read All About It! 
Carrie Crabtree - I Need More Information, Please! 
Joy Gallagher - Making Marvelous Mathematicians 
Brittany Holloway - Science A-Z 
Jennifer Moore / Michelle Follis - Creating Curious Minds 

Hobgood: 
Brenda Mulanda - Clear Touch - Making Meaning Clear for ESL 

Black Fox: 
Tammy Stout - Sensory Path Success 

This year, once again STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) was the overarching theme for the grant requests. In addition to these grants, The Foundation purchased 170 Chromebooks for Murfreesboro City Schools in 2020.  

Excellence in Education is the largest fundraiser for The City Schools Foundation.  This year’s event has been moved from its traditional date in January to May 1 and will be an outdoor experience.  

Trustees for The City Schools Foundation include:  Brook LaRoche, David Scott, Justin Burriss, Stephanie Roach, Travis Lampley, Kimberly Robertson, Vicki Eastham, Elizabeth McPhee, Charlie Patel, Ellen Slicker, Kirk Garrett, Andrew Young, Kathryn Layman and School Board Liaison Wes Ballard.  

The City Schools Foundation is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.  Chartered in 2005, the Foundation was created by volunteers from the community who wanted to supplement the resources available to the Murfreesboro City Schools System.  

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