Canton Educational Foundation Announces Grant Recipients

Twenty- one Canton ISD teachers were awarded teaching grants totaling over $32,000.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Twenty- one Canton ISD teachers were surprised April 12th by news that they had won innovative teaching grants from the Canton Educational Foundation totaling over $32,000.  The innovative teaching grants awarded were made possible by donations to the Foundation received from individuals, businesses, and charities in our community.

 

The Canton Educational Foundation is pleased to be able to support the valuable work that the teachers do in the classroom and to distribute funds to the recipients which in turn will enrich the educational experience for our children.  “The grants provided by the Foundation today serves to enhance the District’s academic programs in a way that allows our schools to stretch beyond current levels of achievement and provide truly outstanding learning opportunities to all CISD students,” said Ryan Randall, President of the Canton Educational Foundation.

 

 

Congratulations to the following recipients:

 

Theresa Oliver, who will use her $5,000.00 grant to purchase graphing calculators for the math department at Canton High School.

 

Angela Russell, who will use her $1,274.96 grant for outdoor sound/audio      performance equipment at Canton Junior High School.

 

Karlee Chandler, Lana Clements, Donna Harlow, Candice Massey and Lisa Parker,  from Canton Junior High School, will use their $4,496.00 grant to launch “Interact and Engage”

 

Lisa Hutcherson, who will use her $4,900.00 grant to launch “Plug Into a Brighter Future,” at Canton Junior High School.

 

Keri Hall, who will use her $1,500.00 grant for the Canton Intermediate School’s computer lab.

 

Jana Dennie and Amanda Rickman, who will use their $2,500.00 for the 5th grade Science lab at Canton Intermediate School.

 

Casey Kindle and Pam Heard, who will use their $2,500.00 grant to create a Science lab at Canton Intermediate School.

 

Charlene Fowler, who will use her $2,233.90 to launch a Multi-Sensory Learning Center at Canton Intermediate School.

 

Julia Pennington, who will use her $500.00 for a Pre-K Lending Library at Canton Elementary School.

 

Terri Allen, who will use her $931.98 to launch “Listen to Learn and Lead,” at Canton Elementary School.

 

Lauren Morman and Randi Boggs will use their $1,198.00 to launch “Beaming for Learning,” at Canton Elementary School.

 

Kristi Neystel, Merdith Wiley and DeAnna Arnold will use their $4,966.04 to launch STEM Education at Canton Elementary School.

 

“The technology initiatives will enable CISD educators to integrate cutting-edge technology that supplements and aligns with the District Improvement Plan,” said Jay Tullos, Superintendent of the Canton Independent School District.

 

“The community has proven to be a strong tailwind, propelling the Foundation forward to success. We thank the community for the tremendous support that has made these grants possible," said Mark Thompson, Vice President of Marketing. Founded in 2011 to support academic achievement, the Canton Educational Foundation will award grants each year to teachers and staff in Canton ISD to enrich the educational experience of the students, encourage and support excellence in teaching and foster student participation in special projects that would not otherwise be funded by the District.

 

The Canton Educational Foundation is a charitable organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions made to the Foundation are tax deductible to the donor.  For more information about the Canton Educational Foundation, please call (903) 567-6257 or visit our website at www.cantoneducationalfoundation.com.