GPISD Education Foundation Innovative Teaching Grants

  • 2016-2017 Timeline

    January 9, 2017   Grant writing workshop Session I
                                       Ed Center - A410 Tech Lab 1                                       
                                       4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


    January 10, 2017  Grant writing workshop Session II 
                                       Ed Center - A410 Tech Lab 1
                                       4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


    January 27, 2017  GPISD Grant Application available online

    May 8, 2017  TECHNOLOGY GRANTS - Deadline for Technology Department approval - Submission by 4:00 p.m. 

          • All technology grants must meet the long-term plan for the District. 
          • Must meet District compliance requirements.
          • Email to Chris Gasaway for approval


    May 22, 2017  Deadline for submitting ALL FINAL Grant Applications.

    GPISD Education Foundation Innovative Teaching Grant Application (available January 27 - May 22, 2017)

    Innovative Teaching Grant Applications must be typed (not handwritten), and emailed to 

    The GPISD Education Foundation awarded $500 Mini Grants to 17 teachers throughout our School District! Thank you for all that you do. More will be available next year. If you did not receive a mini grant, I encourage you to apply for an Innovative Teaching Grant instead.  

              • Mini Grants were awarded to teachers and staff on a first-come first-served basis
              • Each applicant was only eligible for one mini grant, not multiple
              • The GPISD Education Foundation does not fund travel expenses due to liability reasons

    $500 Mini Grants Include:

    Anonymous Mini Grant #1 Awarded to Lauren Savell at SGPHS

    Anonymous Mini Grant #2 Awarded to Kenneth Graber at SGPHS

    Anonymous Mini Grant #3 Awarded to Melanie Hall at Crosswinds HS

    Anonymous Mini Grant #4 Awarded to Brenda Townsend at the Natural Science Education Center

    Anonymous Mini Grant #5 Awarded to Maura Ayers at Powell Elementary

    Bernie Ponzio Physical Education Mini Grant (for PE purpose) Awarded to Amanda Wagoner at Florence Hill Elementary School

    Bernie Ponzio Physical Education Mini Grant #2 Awarded to Javier Vicencio at Grand Prairie High School 

    Crystal Rose Mini Grant

    Don and Ann Wilson Mini Grant (for reading or mathematics)

    Early Education Grant (for early education purpose) Awarded to Geneva Paul at Crockett Early Education School

    Elementary Math & Science Mini Grant (for math/science purpose) Awarded to Amanda Esquival at Hobbs Williams Elementary School

    Fine Arts Mini Grant (for fine arts purpose) Awarded to Dana Cline at SGPHS

    Jan Briggs Mini Grant

    Ms. Bernice Abney Mini Grant (for Fine Arts purpose)

    Mickey & Carolyn Palasota Mini Grant Awarded to Jennifer Thornton at Dubiski Career High School

    Mary Alice Liggins Mini Grant

    Teaching & Learning Mini Grant Awarded to Shannon Sawyer at SGPHS



    If you have any questions, please contact the Grant Chairman Carolyn Wicker, or District Liaison Alex Geerts