Three teachers from the Windsor-Severance Re-4 School District were recipients of grants from the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County.
The grants totaled $16,646.19 from the Littler Youth Fund’s 116th distribution to area teachers who encourage and support experiential learning, enhance student understanding and increase student achievement. According to a news release from the Foundation, these grants were part of the Littler Youth Fund Teacher Mini-Grant program and supported teachers in Windsor-Severance, Greeley-Evans, Milliken, Firestone, Ault, Fort Lupton and Eaton.
The Littler Youth Fund, an endowment with the Community Foundation, was established in 1972 by Hubert and Mary Littler for the benefit of youth in Weld County. It has granted nearly $2.9 million since that time. The teachers and projects funded in this distribution were:
» Steve Cline, Windsor High School, for a Geo-Spatial program.
» Teri Romshek, Skyview School of STEM in Windsor, for a modular robot project.
» Kelsey Rosenoff, Windsor High School, for Spanish readers and video.
» Kristen Baker, Imagine Charter School, for a recycling program.
» Jenny Bates, University Elementary School, for the Young AmeriTowne educational program.
» Susan Eastin, Greeley West High School, for a book club project.
» Don Hurt, University Elementary School, for a Union Civil War uniform project.
» Peter Marino, Fort Lupton Middle School, for a mindfulness project.
» Jen McLoud, Highland Elementary School, for a school garden project.
» Diane Odbert, Knowledge Quest Academy, for Junior Great books.
» Teresa Santos, Winograd K-8 School, for a Discovery Education subscription.
» Larea Warden, Winograd K-8 School, for a Wild Animal Sanctuary project.
The Community Foundation Littler Youth Fund, comprised of nine community volunteers including high school students, offers Teacher Mini-Grants once a year to support eligible educators in Weld County. The program was established to provide grants to aid in the development of effective teaching strategies and projects by Weld County teachers. The next Littler Youth Fund Teacher Mini-Grant application deadline is scheduled for June 2015. Go to the Foundation website at www.cfsgwc.org for other upcoming grant application deadlines or contact (970) 304-9970 for more information.