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NBISD Education Foundation awards $45K in grants

On May 3, members of the NBISD Education Foundation awarded 16 grants totaling $45,475.60 during their annual Grant Parade. The parade group visited 8 of the NBISD campuses to surprise teachers with grants they had applied for earlier in the semester.


Each grant recipient was presented with a large check and other keepsakes to commemorate the event. This year’s grant recipients included:

Project Name

Funded Amount



Intergenerational STEM


Alisha Stults

Voss Farms

It’s All About that Bass, ‘bout That Bass


Cathy Clark

Klein Road

Social Emotional Learning Library


Kim Scott

Klein Road

Taking a Trip Through VR


Brittney Brittain, Anna Sauceda, Renee Saunders, Lauren Gorham

Klein Road

Books as Mirrors, Windows, and Doors: Teaching Empathy


Cassie Thomas

Walnut Springs

NonFiction Focus


Julie Gallichio, Monica Medina, Rachel Weddell, Cynthia Leslie, Cynthia Luby, Kristen Loehr, Taylor Winberry, Rosanna Centeno, Katie Sherrill, Tammy Hunter, Megan Conway, Kourtney Lynch

Walnut Springs

Social Emotional Learning Library


Marisela Lopez

Walnut Springs

Playful Learning


Sharon Rose

Lone Star ECC

Traveling Maps Initiative


Bryan Mortenson, Kevin Alley, Josh Brake, Trent Wenzel, Tim Weste

Ninth Grade Center

Classrooms without Walls


Betsy Barr


Listening to the Sound of Reading


Melanie Bowen


Reflex Math Wizards


Christine Hall


Book Bikes: Exercising Our Minds and Bodies


Amanda Hunt


Creating SMARTies in the ELA Classroom


Melanie Jaramillo


Raising Scores with Real, Relevant and Relatable Concrete Materials


Jill Shuemate


Signature Choral Risers


Caitlyn Gallegos


Total 16 Grants at 8 Campuses


About the NBISD Education Foundation

The NBISD Education Foundation was established in 1999, to provide assistance to and to generate financial support for the NBISD. The Foundation provides funds not available through the District’s normal operating budget for programs and activities to facilitate achievement and skill development, to recognize and encourage staff excellence, and to provide a vital link between the community and the classroom. For more information about the Foundation, go to http://www.nbisd.org/default.aspx?name=edfound.index.

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