Due to the generosity of individuals, businesses and private foundations, the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation (GEF) awarded $75, 584.03 to Galveston Independent School District educators through the spring 2017 cycle of the Grants to Teachers and Schools program. Aiming to provide resources and learning materials to improve academic achievement, the projects below will impact reading, math, science, technology, fine arts and more for students in Pre-K through High School!

  • Nakia Bellow, Morgan Elementary School – “Guiding Brains through Literacy”
  • Ronald Puccetti, Central Middle School – “Interactive Whiteboards for Our Bearcat Scientists”
  • Stacey Peterson, Ball High School – “Diving into Dictionaries!”
  • Heather Wulff, San Jacinto School – “Exploring the World through Books”
  • Lindsey Lashway, Parker Elementary School – “The Root of All Learning”
  • Bill Nealon, Ball High – “Light the Stage Fantastic”
  • Alison Roche, Parker Elementary School – “Pick a seat, any seat…”
  • Mariana Mueller, Weis Middle School – “Let’s Get Our Facts Straight – On the Road to Success in Math”
  • Sabina Rocha, Morgan Elementary School – “Reading for Pleasure and Comprehension”
  • Daniel Surman, Scott Collegiate Academy – “Simulating American History”
  • Derrick Janousek, Burnet Elementary School – “Eyes and Ears on Literacy”
  • Major Mark C. Knight (Ret), Ball High School – “JROTC Summer Camp – Camping Equipment”
  • Justin Davis, Scott Collegiate Academy – “It’s All About the Bass”
  • Mike Dudas, Ball High School – “K-TOR The Tornado – The Model High School Radio Station”
  • Cristina Lizarralde, Morgan Elementary School – “Tune Into Reading”
  • Rachel Shuman, Ball High School – “Collaborative Activity Tables”
  • Courtney Hailey, Oppe Elementary School – “Stories that Work”
  • Bailey Glover, Austin Middle School – “STEM to STEAM: Adding Arts to Austin”
  • Cori Kelemen, Burnet Elementary School – “STEM-ing Out in Pre-K”
  • Nichole Morrow, Oppe Elementary School – “Bouncy Bands”
  • Emma Werchan, Coastal Village Elementary – “Read, Read as Much as You Can”
  • Cheryl Smiley, Morgan Elementary School – “Read, Think, Achieve”
  • Zahrah Ektefaei, Ball High School – “Splash and Bubbles”
  • Heather Reese, Coastal Village Elementary – “Hands on Learning for Reaching the STAAR”