Reminder: Germantown Education Foundation Teacher Grant Applications are due this Friday

Teachers across the District are busy putting the finishing touches on several mini-grants this week.

This Spring the Germantown Education Foundation plans to award grants to teachers. “This will be an unprecedented amount of rewarding,” says Executive Director Stephanie Brockway, who can’t give specific amounts—but makes it clear that the GEF is ready honor well-founded requests.

The Germantown Municipal School District has partnered with the GEF to help fine tune the grant process this year. “We are listening to our teachers and our administrators, trying to make the process as relevant and simple as possible,” Brockway continues.

Amounts will be rewarded via large and small grants ranging from hundreds of dollars to potential thousands. “We want our teachers to think outside of the box and to communicate their needs with us,” shares Brockway.
Academic Director Teresa Price is also very excited about the collaboration between the District and the GEF. The District itself has already submitted four proposals—one to provide funds to send some teachers to national conferences and another to fund needs in special education.

“Teachers are encouraged to apply for online resources/subscriptions, classroom materials, funds to attend conferences, and anything they feel will enhance instruction in their classroom,” Price shares. Other ideas mentioned by both the District and Foundation are classroom novel sets and software or apps.

Price in the coming month will be challenging each school administration team to submit at least two grant applications. The Foundation, in addition, is looking forward to receiving several applications from individual teachers.
The grant applications can be found online by clicking here.
Grant Applications are due by April 15, 2016.
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