By: Kallie Sulanke, The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc.—
Muncie, IN—Twelve local teachers will receive $4,885 for 16 projects in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. Across the county, 1,000’s of students benefit from Bell Education Grants each year.
Awards of up to $450 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 first cycle of this school year include:
|Thomas Arnold||Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities||Exploring American Patriotism in 19th Century Plates and Platters||$83|
|Karen Bouw||Cowan Elementary School||Surface Temperature Investigation||$401|
|Katrina Gibson||Cowan Elementary School||Little Hands Learning Big Things||$448|
|Katrina Gibson||Cowan Elementary School||Interactive Interventions||$443|
|Katrina Gibson||Cowan Elementary School||I Learn the Material for the ILEARN||$447|
|Andrew Hacker||North View Elementary School||Music with Ukuleles||$419|
|Sarah Hill||Cowan Elementary School||Critical Thinking through Games in Kindergarten||$347|
|Sarah Hill||Cowan Elementary School||Incorporating the Arts Into Direct Reading and Phonics Instruction||$340|
|Philip Lobo||Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities||Collaborative Poetry||$55|
|Rusty Lumpkin||Cowan Jr/Sr High School||Fire From Music. (Rubens Tube)||$120|
|Donna Marlatt||Northside Middle School||What’s Your Word?||$230|
|Stacy Morton||Southside Middle School||Tazón de Chocolate||$154|
|Candace Neal||Cowan Jr/Sr High School||Visualizing the Properties of Water||$297|
|Candace Neal||Cowan Jr/Sr High School||Biochemical Construction||$410|
|Janelle Romo||Wes-Del Elementary||Board Games in Math Intervention||$450|
|Pam Stults||Pleasant View Elementary||Tulips: A Prelude to Spring||$235|
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 second deadline for Bell Grants in the 2019-2020 school year is November 1, 2019. Applications are now available online at cfmdin.org. For more information about Bell Grants applications and the Robert P. Bell Teacher Grants Fund, contact Carly Acree King, Program Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available at cfmdin.org/bellgrants/