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BGCF awards more than $18,000 to Fayette County Public Schools for 2017-18 mini-grant program

The Blue Grass Community Foundation has awarded a total of $18,680 to Fayette County Public Schools for the 2017-18 teacher mini-grant program, which encourages innovative learning and creativity in the classroom.

All FCPS teachers were invited to apply. A committee of community volunteers considered each project’s potential to improve student achievement, the number of students who would benefit, potential for continuation and replication, cost effectiveness, and creativity.

The following proposals received grants in January:

Booker T. Washington Elementary — Kimberly de Lara, Promoting Growth Mindset through Breakout EDU
Booker T. Washington — Katie Farrington, Comprehension at the Highest Levels
Breckenridge Elementary — Heather McQueary, Classroom Tablets for Learning Enhancement and Assessment
Bryan Station Middle — Ben McMaine, Literacy Project: Community Read-Aloud Night
Cassidy Elementary — Angie Madden, Building Up STEAM at Cassidy
Clays Mill Elementary — Brittany Peters and Kelly McMaine, Foundations for Literacy
Coventry Oak Elementary — Kiauna Browning Coleman, A Classroom Full of Needs
Lafayette High School — Tracy Lambert, Cacahouète: La Vie d’un Hamster
Lansdowne Elementary — Luke Watts, Using Literacy to Reflect Diversity and Enhance Speech and Language Outcomes
Liberty Elementary – Missi Meiners, Math Concepts through Literacy
Northern Elementary — Jordan Ward, Music and Literacy in the Preschool Classroom
Picadome Elementary — Caitlyn White, A Diverse Library for Diverse Learners
Picadome — Elizabeth Wakefield, Solving the Problem of Literacy in Math
Picadome — Alyssa Miller, Free-Choice Literacy Centers
Russell Cave Elementary — Jennie Bottom, Reading with Dads
Sandersville Elementary — Joy Pickett, All About Kentucky student magazine
Sandersville — Denise Atinay, Our Stories
Tates Creek Elementary — Jennifer Osborne, Literacy² – Reading Exercises for Math Problems
Tates Creek Elementary — Daniel Hill, Project “RESET”
Veterans Park Elementary — Jessica Mullannix, Series Reading Program
Yates Elementary — Heather Benton and Jamila Jackson, Mathematical Project-Based Instruction in the Kindergarten Classroom
Yates — Andrea Newman, Music and Literacy in the Preschool Classroom

Since 1967, the Blue Grass Community Foundation has awarded more than $77.5 million in grant funding to thousands of organizations. To learn more, visit www.bgcf.org or call President/CEO Lisa Adkins at 859-225-3343.

From Fayette County Public Schools

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