All Brevard County Public School teachers are invited to apply for mini-grant funding to support initiatives and programs in support of student achievement. The intention of IpadBrevard Schools Foundation is to encourage teachers to implement creative projects in areas of need where school budgets fall short or tax dollars cannot be used.

Even with Brevard’s high ranking of dollars spent in the classroom, teachers typically spend between $500-$1,000 of their own money for classroom supplies. Without additional support, it is challenging for teachers to find ways to add innovative projects, hands on experiences and study trips to engage students in learning at the highest levels.

These mini-grants serve this purpose and are funded in part with proceeds from the sale of “License for Learning” specialty tags. This first semester, Brevard Schools Foundation awarded 30 grants totaling $32,698.04!


Thank You Bright Ideas Classroom Grant Sponsors

Congratulations “Bright Ideas” Mini-Grant Winners 2017-18!

First Semester



Scott Jost, Westside ElementaryMakerSpace Robotics Lab

Ana Woodbrey,  Hoover MiddleAlgebraic Robotics

Virginia Campbell, Meadowlane PrimaryRenovate Learning: Building a Culture of Creativity and Discovery

Signe Post, Melbourne HighUsing Calculators to Teach Computer Science and Programming

Dina Casabianca, Eau Gallie High Independent Artrepreneurs

Kelly Lett, Turner ElementarySensory Science Fun

Beth McKinney, Westside ElementaryTeam Wee Grows Up

Kelley Milton, Sherwood ElementaryRules for a Knight: Building Character and Leadership in the Elementary School

Mary Ratliff, Palm Bay Magnet High GET Outside: Exploring our Coast & FL Marine Mammal Conservation

Cinsy Krehbiel, Edgewood Jr./Sr. HighElectric Circuits Lab Equipment

Sheri Snow, Sunrise ElementaryTurtles in Turmoil (Part 2)

William Joh, Stevenson ElementaryA Recorder Renaissance

Sandra  Gordon, Southwest MiddleFired Up About Science

Kimberly Haggard, Fairglen ElementaryHands on Music Literacy

Barbara Wilcox, Tropical ElementaryKingdom Keepers

Betsy Butler, Eau Gallie High Lunch & Learn

Jessica Davis-King, Enterprise ElementaryReady, Set, Code! Drones in the Classroom

Jodi Freund, West Melbourne Elementary School for ScienceTechnology Hubba Hubba

Amanda Howell, Oak Park Elementary STEM: Building our Future

Carrie Friday, Southwest MiddleEngineering Through Literacy & Learning

Tony Ramirez, Roy Allen ElementarySTEM Buckets Help Us Grow

Patricia Weiss, Eau Gallie HighVocational Videos

Michele McCormack, Meadowlane PrimaryHappily Ever Signing

Marlene Anderson, Gemini Elementary I-Ready for Achievement

Mary DeRossett, McNair MiddleAcademic Growth Through Gardening

Tammy Karr, ALCCooking Up Independence

Rebecca Shary, West Melbourne School for Science iPad Minis for our Mini Videographers

Tammy Strain, Atlantis ElementaryOzobots in the Classroom

Erika Maier, Surfside ElementaryTribal Leadership: GSP Students are the Ultimate Survivors

Melinda Milbourne, Palm Bay Academy CharterUsing a Photobioreactor to Enhance the Understanding and Application of Middle School Science Objectives