The Innovator Grant process for 2016-2017 has been closed. We are happy to announce that we have awarded 16 Innovator Grants this year. Please check back in the spring for information about the 2017-2018 grant process.
The Portsmouth Schools Foundation Innovator Grant program creates a unique professional development opportunity—a teacher network for sharing what works in the classroom. It rewards teachers who have developed innovative classroom strategies and supports those who like to try those practices in their own classrooms. It fosters new learning opportunities for students by helping teachers learn from each other.
This grant program is guided by a steering committee of education and business professionals. They set the direction, write the guidelines, and make decisions about how it will be implemented and disseminated. The grants are awarded in November of each school year, and the programs must take place between November and May.
All grant recipients of the Portsmouth Public Schools are honored at the Annual Meeting each spring. At the Annual Meeting grant recipients have an opportunity to describe their grant and display related student work or give a demonstration of their program.
Each year the Foundation gives approximately $10,000 in mini grants for innovation in education to teachers, staff and parents. These grants provide money for the development and implementation of ingenious programs to reach and motivate students. They allow teachers to move beyond the core curriculum by supporting enriching educational projects, encouraging creative and effective teaching and recognizing creative teachers. This alternative learning environment encourages networking of successful projects with other teachers and supports teachers in their continuing professional development.
For more information contact:
Sabrina Lee Evans, Executive Director
Portsmouth Schools Foundation
801 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
Telephone: (757) 393-5356
FAX: (757) 393-8445
2016-2017 Innovator Grants Winners
|Erin Griffith-Mosley||Differentiated Instruction thru Art||Churchland Academy|
|Dallas Lee Vanlear||Designing Nutrition for the Fifth Grade Students||Churchland Academy|
|Susan Hoover||Can You Hear Me Now?||Churchland Elementary|
|Betty Sherrill||Information, Please!||Churchland Elementary|
|Annette German||Snap Circuits, Learning Electrics: Fun & Easy||Churchland Primary & Intermediate|
|Jennifer Goodman-Hayes||Poppin Into Phonic!||Churchland Primary & Intermediate|
|Blossom Hargrove||Kindergarters Can Write Too!!||Churchland Primary & Intermediate|
|Kasey Hutson||Dot & Dash: Discovering Coding and Problem Solving Skills in the 21st Century||Churchland Primary & Intermediate|
|Tamar Madkins||Reading Is Fun Using WhisperPhones||Churchland Primary & Intermediate|
|Angela Phelps||Math in a Flash! Can||Churchland Primary & Intermediate|
|Gwendolyn Towe||Global News: Creating a 21st Century Learner||Churchland Primary & Intermediate|
|Mary Whidbee||Sight Words on a Bracelets||Churchland Primary & Intermediate|
|LaCretia White||Be A Better Me!||Churchland Primary & Intermediate|
|Sharon Jenkins-Clark||Math Reads||Hodges Manor|
|Endia Hatcher||Wii Math for th eMiddle School||IRC|
|Kelly Brewster||It's a Sound Investment||John Tyler|
|Jennifer Patgorski||The Mathematician||John Tyler|
|Marie Weber||Teaching Literacy with Musical Stories||John Tyler|
|Tracey Scott||Simply Speaking||Lakeview Elementary|
|Velvet Smith||What's Your Hue?||Lakeview Elementary|
|Darlene Mueller||Exercise Disguised as Play to Increase Preschool Activity||Olive Branch|
|Laura Rieg||Promoting Success for Kids in Motion||Olive Branch|
|Mecca Lankford||Microscopic Science Topics||W.E. Waters|
|Rachael McNeive||Yesterday's Dinner||W.E. Waters|
|Sherrye Pollard||UV is like sunshine to me!||W.E. Waters|
|Sherry Pollard||What can we do for each other?||W.E. Waters|
|Aimee Sirna||Print making update||W. E. Waters|
|Paul Wilson, Jr.||Not an Afterthought||Woodrow Wilson High|