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Galveston ISD’s Educational Foundation awarded the 2021-2022 grant winners. A total of $112,000 was handed out this year to 29 deserving teachers and staff. Congratulations to everyone who received a grant! Listed below are details about each grant awarded:

Instructional Tools for GISD Newcomers (in honor of Desiree Hartnett)
Jeffery Paysse & MJ Aceituno, Bilingual/ESL Programs

Time To Reward STEM Thinkers
Dr. Jean Langevine, districtwide

Theater Stage Cyclorama Installation
Damon Gibson, Collegiate Academy

Students Call Them Jail Cells
Justin Davis, Collegiate Academy

CATV - Collegiate Academy Television
Rodolfo Severino, Collegiate Academy

R.O.A.R.S. 2.0 (Readers Overcoming Adversity and Reaching Success) Reaching Out for Literacy)
Sheryl Stewart , Collegiate Academy

Writing Through the Roof: Improving STAAR Scores with NoRedInk
Clarence Murray, Austin Middle School

Stemscopes Stars
Cameron Andrade, Parker Elementary School

Ready to Read! Today a Reader. Tomorrow a Leader!
Stacey Teer and Andrea Lenio, Parker Elementary School

STEMtastic Learning in Kindergarten!
Angelica Castro, Burnet Elementary School

Premier Autism Programming
Cathy LeDoux, Burnet and Oppe Elementary Schools

4th Grades Excellent Adventures
Amy Bledsoe, Morgan Elementary School

Morgan Starbucks Store Incentives
Laura Vail, Morgan Elementary School

The Simple Power of Choice
Lesley Rosales, Rosenberg Elementary School

Tiger Shark City University
Veronica Arneson, Rosenberg Elementary School

Sensory Play  in the Classroom
Michelle Feather, Rosenberg Elementary School

Pure H2O!
Esther Sjostrom, Ball High School

Tor Photography 
Mike Dudas and Kyrie Muehe, Ball High School

Technology Support for the Band
Andrew Vowell, Ball High School

Battle by the Beach 
Catherine Pickavance , Ball High School

Revving up Learning in GISD! Ball High's STEAM Bus: A Mobile Makerspace
Dr. Julia Ramirez, Ball High School

Learning Through Play
Mandie Young, Burnet Elementary School

Lights, Sound, Action!
William Nealon, Ball High School

Readers are Thinkers
Cheryl Rutledge, AIM College and Career Prep

Outdoorsify Learning
Wendi Parrish, AIM College and Career Prep

Discovering Feelings and Connecting Through Art
Amy Lakich, AIM College and Career Prep

Learning without Walls
Anna Liddell, Crenshaw Elementary & Middle School

Chess Team
Kristin Hennon, Crenshaw Elementary & Middle School


A Call for Information Literacy
Emily Dabney, Ball High School