Affton Education Foundation Awards $25K to Teachers

Affton teachers were awarded grants for books, videos, iPads and more.

Affton teachers were surprised in their classrooms by members of the Affton Education Foundation when they were awarded grants on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

The Affton Education Foundation, founded in 2005, raises funds designated for teacher grants to support extraordinary efforts in the classroom. Over 20 grants are provided each year by the Foundation to Affton teachers. These grants, in amounts up to $1000 each, enrich the curriculum with activities and technology.

For the 2012-2013 school year, the Foundation awarded $25,450 for 27 grants, which included: books, videos, online curriculum, iPads, Apple TV so work on iPads can be translated to SmartBoards, reimbursement and cost reduction for ACT and Advanced Placement testing, financial support for a Junior and Senior trip to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, video equipment, and more.

  • Linda LenzenAffton Early Childhood Parents As Teachers, Stay & Play
  • Beth OsterhageMesnier Primary School, Hands On Workstations & Movement Activities
  • Laurie ClarkMesnier Primary School, Multisensory Language Education
  • Kristina PluffMesnier Primary School, Taking Numerical Know-How to the Next Level
  • Cheryl LaddMesnier Primary School, Differentiated Instruction & Common Core Math
  • Kim DuyMesnier Primary School, Reading Workshop
  • Jennifer ConkwrightMesnier Primary School, Literacy Manipulative & Books for Differentiating Instruction
  • Julie LivingstoneMesnier Primary School, Piloting Daily 5 in a Kindergarten Classroom
  • Debbie ReidGotsch Intermediate School, iPads for Small Group Counseling
  • Kim BlankenshipGotsch Intermediate School, Corrective Reading
  • Jennifer WintergalenGotsch Intermediate School, Leveled Books
  • Ann RatliffGotsch Intermediate School, e-Books for Everyone
  • Lisa Rheinecker & Lydia RossGotsch Intermediate School, BrainPop
  • Jennifer RoachRogers Middle School, Document-Based Questioning in History
  • Mandi TripoliRogers Middle School, Photoshop Fanatics
  • Jennifer Pointer & Shannon KampRogers Middle School, Garden Service Project
  • Daniel PolokonisAffton High School, AP Calculus Exam Cost Reduction
  • Mary CarpenterAffton High School, ACT Fee Reimbursement for Class of 2014
  • Paul HoggattAffton High School, Operation Apple TV
  • Rob Walker & Cathy CartierAffton High School, Printers for iPads
  • Tony Muyco, Dee Loris & Brian EsselmanAffton High School, Student Trip to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration
  • Rebecca SparksAffton High School, Energy, Electrons and the Atom
  • Brian JenningsAffton High School, AP English Literature & Composition Exam Cost Reduction
  • Colleen MaloneAffton High School, New Cinematic Techniques
  • Angela EarlyAffton High School, AP Government & Politics Exam Cost Reduction
  • Judith RethwischAffton High School, Exemplary Theatre Program Funding
  • Gina Stewart, Jessica Andrews & Lisa FoppeAffton High School, iPad for Language Therapy

For additional information or to support the Affton Education Foundation, please visit their website at http://www.afftoneducationfoundation.org/.


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