Instructional Grant Awards
Each year Sanger Education Foundation continues its goal of enriching Sanger ISD student’s education by rewarding grants for projects not otherwise funded by the school district. The grants are awarded at the End of School Awards Ceremony. Teachers from all Sanger ISD campuses are joined by Foundation donors who presented the grants to the teachers.
The Foundation originated in 2005 and awarded the first Teacher Instructional grant in March 2006 which was made possible by a gift from CoServ Charitable Foundation. Since then the foundation has awarded both Teacher Instructional Initiatives and District Initiative Grant every year. In 2010 the Foundation added a Professional Growth Grant award for district teachers to continue their education. Student Scholarships are awarded annually, by family members or area business sponsors or once fully endowed under IRS guidelines and administers in accordance with Section I, pursuant to policies and procedures and in a manner consistent with the Texas Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act.
2018-2019 Instructional, Student Enrichment & Staff Development Grant Award Recipients
You awarded eight Instructional, two Professional Growth, and one Student Enrichment totaling $70,127.48 to the students and staff of Sanger ISD. As an organization, your Board of Directors and extensive committee volunteers work closely with the school district in identifying and supplementing the many needs in today’s classrooms all across the school district.
But without YOU, NONE of these identified needs or innovative ideas would be met.
Chisholm Trail Elementary was awarded an instructional grant to Cari Cockrell in the amount of $5400.00 for Voracious Readers which was made possible in part by funding from the Carol Ann Springer Endowment. The award is to purchase over 75 sets of leveled reading books for struggling readers.
Also awarded to Chisholm Trail Elementary was “Creative Technology Station” to Tabatha McCuistion for adding 10 iPads with protective cases to the newly created STEAM Lab. The $5000.00 award was made possible with partial funding from the Greta Miller Instructional Initiative.
Lastly a third Instructional Grant was awarded to Vickie Alexander in the amount of $3882,95 for “Piano Keyboards” to purchase 25 Yamaha Keyboards for elementary students to explore learning to play the piano. The Award was made possible in part by the Larry and Patricia Harberson Endowment.
The Sanger Autism Spectrum Endowment and the Dodie Montgomery Endowment made partial funding possible for an Instructional Grant Award to Sanger Middle School Special Education Department for “Empowered by Innovation to met student Potential” in the amount of $15,575.90 to purchase 30 iPads with protective cases and 2 Apple TV interactive systems. Pictured are Emily Liechty, SMS Principal Sally Herrell, Kristi Gleason and School Board Trustee, Ann Marie Afflerbach.
Also awarded at Sanger Middle School was a Instructional grant in the amount of $7500.00 for “Put a Song into your Future”. The award was presented to Richard Payne and made possible through partial funding by the Joan & Jesse Coffey Endowment. Presenting the award was School Board Trustee Jimmy Howard and Sanger Education Foundation Board President Dr. John Gage.
Clear Creek Intermediate teacher Scheana Eller received an instructional grant award for “Apples for Students and Teachers in the amount of $8200.00. The award was made possible in part by the Faircloth Endowment to purchase 18 iPads with protective cases and one Apple Interactive TV.
Linda Tutt High School and Sanger High School Physical Education Coach Clint Davidson received a grant award in the amount of $2190.03 to purchase 36 pedometers and 2 data readers. The award was made possible in part by the Kerry Lee Schertz Endowment.
Sanger High School Principal, Jennie Flaa received an Instructional Grant award in the amount of $18,833.60 for establishing a “Flying into the Marketable Future” Career and Technology Program. The award is for purchasing 15 Simulator Software sets, 15 Monitors, 15 Hard Drive Computers, 15 Graphic Cards, 10 Joystick and Throttles. The award was made possible through a funding partnership with CoServ Charitable Foundation and the Sanger Education Foundation. Presenting the award are CoServ representatives, Vickie Sargent and Richard Muir. Joining them is Valerie Foster, SEF Executive Director.
Staff Development Grant awards were made to Roxanne Musick of Sanger High School to attend TCU AP Summer Institute for teaching AP Art Classes. The Award was made possible by The Sullivan Endowment through partial funding in the amount of $500.00. Presenting the award are DATCU representatives Jan Howard and Dee Dee Peterson.
Also receiving a $2500.00 Staff Development award was Tammy Austin of Sanger ISD Technology Department for District Technology Instructors to attend the State Technology Conference.Presenting the award are SISD School Board Trustees, Dr. Dale Gleason, Chris Faircloth, Jimmy Howard and Ann Marie Afflerbach.
The Howard Family Endowment awarded a Student Enrichment award to Sanger High School Students, Noah Eaton, Bryce Petty and Brandon Horst, providing a $295.00 scholarship to attend the American Legion Boy’s State Educational Program.
SHS Seniors Jacob Galbreath and Tucker Broxson partnered with the foundation in creating a video representing growing up in Sanger Texas and attending Sanger ISD. For their work they selected a teacher who has influenced their educational experience. They selected Jan Morrison who received a $250.00 award for the SISD MAC SHACK to be used to support the program with student technology equipment.