Fellowship – Professional Development Grant Awards $3349.00 – Awarded Thursday, May 16, 2016 with Grant Patrol

Grant FundingThe Greta Miller Instructional Initiative awarded a Staff Development Grant Award in the amount of $1500.00 to Sanger High School for “Sheltered Instruction: Supporting English Language Learners in the Content-Area Classrooms”. This Staff Development Training will be a campus wide staff Development providing basic understanding of how to design instruction that focuses on providing English language learners access to grade-level content curriculum and concepts while they continue to improve their academic language proficiency.  Training is provided by the Service Center for 90 participants.


Chisholm Trail Elementary, Sabrina Ritzel, Susan Arnold, Brenda Bledsoe and Cari Cockrell also received a staff development Grant award in the amount of $849.00 for “Up and Running with the Daily 5 DVD and Book Study”.  This award expands a last year award by training an additional 15 teachers. Previous trained teaches will provide mentoring, training and leadership to further implement teaching strategies across campus.


Previous Award Recipients

2015-2016 Hollie Teague, Sanger High School pursuing Masters in History UNT.

2015-2016 Mindy Schumacher, Chisholm Trail Elementary pursuing Masters in Reading TWU.

2015-2016 Butterfield Elementary Kindergarten Teachers to attend Debbie Diller Summer Institute.

2015-2016 Sabrina Ritzel, Chisholm Trail Elementary Cafe 5 Conference for 3 staff members

2015-2016 Sanger Middle School ~ Staff Development for Capturing Kids’ Hearts Training for 2.

2014-2015 Melissa Cassaday~ Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree for Interdisciplinary Studies at TWU

2014-2015 Mindy Schumacher~ Pursuing Multisensory Teacher Approach Dyslexia Training

2014-2015 Tiffany Roelofs, Andrea Jones, Shaundra Padron, Lisa Reaves & Kelly Bounds~ To attend the iPadpalooza Conference

2013-2014 Grahame Rance~ Pursuing Master of Education in Instructional Leadership

2013-2014 Darlene Filar~ Pursuing School Counselor Certification

2013-2014 Sandra Hensley~ CTE Staff Development Program “Color My World”

2012-2013 Hollie Teague~ Pursuing Master’s Degree in History

2012-2013 Sanger Middle School~ One Day Training with Apple Educational Technology Specialist

2012-2013 Butterfield Elementary~ 4 PK Teachers to attend Frog Street SPLASH 2 day Conference

2011-2012 Chris Miller~ Pursuing M.Ed. from Lamar University in Educational Administration

2011-2012 Sarah Warren~ Attend Council of Educators for Students with Disabilities Annual Southwest 504 Conference

2011-2012 Kathy Carter~ Pursuing a PhD in Special Education and BCBA at UNT.