Junior League Of Chattanooga Gives $24,000 To Hamilton County Teachers

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Junior League of Chattanooga announced the winners of the 2013 Mini-Grants for Teachers Program. JLC awarded 31 Mini-Grants in increments up to $750 each to Hamilton County public school teachers for creative and unique projects. Three additional Hamilton County teachers were awarded Mini-Grants in increments up to $1500 for inspired and particular projects focusing on JLC’s initiative Seeds of Change, an effort to eliminate food deserts. Officials said, "Thanks to our generous corporate sponsor, Hamico, Inc. and Kashi Foods, JLC awarded more than $24,000 to fund these important projects."

JLC will be honoring the Mini-Grants recipients with a reception on Wednesday, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Junior League House, 622 E. 4th Street. The reception will be a time to thank these educators for inspiring young minds and enriching the lives of the children in the community.

A list of the teachers who will be awarded Mini-Grants at the reception, along with their school and winning project, are as follows:

Lori Cleveland Orchard Knob Elementary Filling our Community Food Bucket

Jessica Hubbuch The Howard School  Howard Community Garden

Lara Murray  East Side Elementary  School Garden

Leah Keith-Houle Red Bank High School Mosquito Remediation

Margay McGee East Hamilton School  Just Be Nice

Mary Haymaker Soddy Elementary  Becoming Social Thinkers

Sara Durst  East Lake Elementary  Microscopes for Learners

Lisa Young  Alpine Crest Elementary Mileage Club

Kendra Young  East Lake Academy of Fine Arts Fix that Femur!

Charlene Cook East Ridge Elementary Lego My Rhythm Pattern

Nancy Hudson  Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts Connecting the World 

LeAnn Maretti  Wallace A. Smith Making Sense out of Cents –Classroom Economy

Julia Warren  Hixson Elementary Life Cycles

Lee Friedlander Hixson High School AGSCI in Resource Management- Advanced GeoSpatial Collaboration and Innovation in Resource Management

Mary Vlasis  Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences  Science in a Bag

Jan Monroe  Westview Elementary  Mind in the Making

Etienne Easley  East Lake Elementary  MLK-Book to Life Research Project

Jamael Lett  Orchard Knob Elementary Food for Fuel

Emmie Stuart  Woodmore Elementary Book Buddies Reading Program

Pam Johnston  Thrasher Elementary  Interactive Cross Curricular Tennessee Map

Ansley Eichhorn Ivy Academy   Honey Bee Program at Ivy Academy

Amy Williams  East Ridge Elementary “Cache” It in

Julie Bell Spino Thrasher Elementary  Fantasy Baseball Mathematics

Brielle Farrow  Central High School  The Flame Test – Identification of an Unknown Metal

Scott Dent  Sale Creed Middle/High Desert in Sale Creek

Davis Mounger Chattanooga School for Energy Systems Arduino

the Arts and Sciences  Microcontroller Development

Jananna Cornett Spring Creek Elementary Balancing Act: Stability Balls in the

Classroom to Improve Student Behavior and Focus

Michelle R. Lewis Orchard Knob Middle  The Brain Compatible Classroom

Angie Hudson  Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts Parenting Readers                                           

Donna Hatmaker DuPont Elementary  Reading Rockets

Mary A Rausch Brainerd High School  Superbowl Scholarship Blitz

Mary Hundley  Red Bank High School Practical Math for Living

Laura Aldrich  Hixson Elementary School The Power of Light to Build Knowledge


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