Great ideas rewarded with teacher mini-grants
Great ideas rewarded with teacher mini-grants
Posted on 12/19/2013

Rewarding great ideas with grant funds is one of many ways that Confluence Charter Schools supports teachers and staff. The “That’s A Great Idea” mini-grant program recognizes and encourages the ideas of teachers and staff to impact student learning.

McAfee ManaEach year, the grant program encourages teachers to think of project ideas that promote Confluence-wide culture; integrate technology into the curriculum; promote parent involvement initiatives; foster collaborations between schools, with other disciplines and/or community partners; and demonstrate creative approaches to boosting student achievement.

Confluence set aside $4,800 for the program to fund grants up to $400 each. This year, 25 applications were submitted, giving the grant review committee a lot to consider. Due to the varying amounts of the requests, the committee awarded 13 grants.

On December 18, the winning teachers were presented with letters during surprise visits at Old North, South City and Walnut Park.

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 That’s A Great Idea mini-grant recipients:


Tiffany Bickel, South City                 First Grade Fluency, Literacy                         $400
Jason Woods, South City                 Classroom Management, Apple TV                $229

Nikole Brown, Old North                 CAON Food Pantry Service Learning           $400
Anastasia Preston


Landon Wood, South City                 English Language Learning, iPad                   $400

Sara Fitzgerald, Old North                 Read 180, Literacy                                        $400
Cotreena Jones
Patricia Henry

Allison Kanter, South City                 Headphones for Success, Literacy                  $275

Lakeisha Teague, Walnut Park           Five Senses of CHAMPION Behavior          $400
Karen Walker, Old North                  Bringing Learning Home, Literacy                  $400
Allison DeSmet, Old North                Bringing Learning Home, Literacy                  $400

Hayden Dry, Old North                     Bringing Learning Home, Literacy                  $400

Rebecca Mana, Walnut Park             Kindle Fire, Light Up Literacy                        $200

Joyce Wong, Old North                    Listening Center, Literacy                               $303

Pearlie Smith, Old North                    Photography Project, Literacy                        $400

SC mini grant  

ON mini grant winners