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. Last year, Brevard Schools Foundation awarded 65 grants totaling $54,312!

Thank You Bright Ideas Classroom Grant Sponsors

Congratulations “Bright Ideas” Mini-Grant Winners 2016-17!

First Semester

Amy Springer, Roy Allen Elementary – Life Lab – Classroom Comprehensive Gardening with Vermiculture

Nicole Turner, Westside Elementary – TEAM 5 Grows

Stacey O’Connor, Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary – Lego and Build a Story Together

Alison Fletcher, Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary -Busy Bees and Lego Phonics Trees

Christine Tarver, Lewis Carroll Elementary – Breaking Out Real-World Natural (BORN) Learners

Dina Casabianca, Southwest Middle – Learning About the Past to Learn About Today

Barbara Wilcox, Tropical Elementary – Kingdom Keepers

Lynne Boucher, Viera Charter – Inventive Engineering

Carlia Vaughn, Satellite – Human or Machine

Beth McKinney, Westside Elementary – Drumming 4 Fitness (with a glow)

Kim Botelho, Sunrise – Building Blocks with STEM

Maggie Molledo, West Shore – STEM Loves Data Analysis

Denise Liberi, Turner – Art Lab

Heather Mason, Jefferson – Building Community Through Sign Language

Barbara Williams, Saturn – Outdoor Classroom Garden

Carrie Friday, Southwest – Making our Media Center Great Through Maker Space

Loralee Franklin, Roy Allen – Radical Readers Part 2

Christina Johnson, Audubon – Gardening to Learn

Samantha McGill, Sea Park – Coding Makes us Wonder

Alisa McAlister – MILA – Rosie Riveter – Girls Engineering Club

Rebecca Shary, WMSS – iPad Minis for Our Mini Marine Videographers

Kelly Lett, Turner – Super Scientists

Lori Reinhardt, Madison Middle – Interactive Interdisciplinary Educational Experience to support literacy across curriculum

Jennifer Rock, Heritage High – iPods for Assessment and More

Ruth Ziegler, Melbourne High – Relevant Reading to Improve Literacy

Jessica Davis-King, Enterprise – iPads and Inclusion, Increasing Engagment to Improve Literacy and Social Skills for Students with Disabilities

Erika Lucarotti, Westside – SMILE (Sensory Materials Inflencing the Learning Environment) Time

Megan Heronemus, Viera High School – HawkFit

Ana Woodbrey, Hoover – Media Matters – Motivating Readers with Interactive Books

Stephanie Diamond, Mims – Science Day and Night

Joanna Dipeppe, Satellite – STEM in the Language Arts Classroom

Olivia Odileke, Sabal – Imagine It, Make It, Do It

Maria Tomacari, Roosevelt – Tooling up our MakerSpace

Amanda Howell, Oak Park – You Want Me to Build What?

Naim Torlak, Bayside – Human Powered Generator

Troy White, Palm Bay High – Improving Pirate PE

Leslie Walters, Croton – Croton Olympics

Daniel Evans, Edgewood – Laptops for Robotics Education

Jane Araguez, Saturn – Playground Enhancements

Jessica Casey, Southwest – Weight Room Makeover