Classroom Grant Winners

We are happy to announce the winners of the classroom mini-grants for the 2015-16 academic year. The foundation chooses creative and interesting projects spearheaded by teachers in the four-school system that will enhance a student's learning experience and are sustainable for years to come. The winners, totaling more than $5,000 in grant funding this year, are as follows:

Scholastic Books (misc.) for grades K-4
Educator: Keitha Nance, Eugene Field Elementary

Learning stations for Language Arts
Educator: Nichole Dew, Eugene Field Elementary

Non-fiction text books
Educator: Sherra Weldon, Eugene Field Elementary

Technical equipment for digital project displays
Educator: Cari Cline, Maryville Middle School

Orientation and Mobility in Urban Environment for the Visually Impaired
Educator: Hannah Erspamer, Maryville Middle School

Sensory Room items
Educator: Susan Law, Maryville Middle School

Job skills training equipment for Special Services Department
Educator: April Lawyer, Multi-Cross Categorical Educator

Love and Logic Seminar
Educator: Erika Jeter, Eugene Field Elementary

National Science Teachers Association Convention

Educators: Janice Gray and Chelli Green, Maryville Middle School

Middle Level Education annual conference
Educator: Bryan Grow, Maryville Middle School

These grants are possible due to the generosity of Foundation support by alumni, friends and businesses. If interested in learning how you can be a part of the Maryville Educational Foundation, please contact us at