Update as of September 22, 2020
The Education Foundation of Indian River County (EF-IRC) is pleased to announce that 9 grants, totaling $62,406.34 have been selected for funding.
This year the EF-IRC received 17 proposals requesting over $131,000. Selected projects had a compelling case for support and a detailed process of achieving sustainable academic outcomes.
The following schools will receive grant funding:
- Citrus Elementary – Valerie Savoie Guerra: “Differentiated Learning at Citrus Elementary School” – $4,816.95
- Dodgertown Elementary School – Elizabeth Laviska: “ Dodgertown Elementary Full STEAM Ahead” – $9,998.00
- Indian River Academy – Amy D’Albora: “Limitless Ingenuity: Building a Community of Innovative Learners” – $6,709.69
- Osceola Magnet School – Janine Jones: “Fab Lab – Explore, Imagine, Create!” – $9,914.35
- Rosewood Magnet School – Jaime Coleman & Casandra Flores: “Core Knowledge Interdisciplinary Learning is Gaining STEAM” – $9,200.00
- Sebastian Elementary School – Ashley Kohlstedt: “DRUMMING Up Student Success at the NEST” – $3,413.30
- Sebastian River High School – Garrett Roux: “Automotive Electrical Trainers 2.0” – $9,390.00
- Sebastian River Middle School – Sharon Dotson: “PBIS Awards” – $2,352.50
- Storm Grove Middle School – Margaret Neely: “Stingrays FULL STEAM Ahead! Through the Stingray STEAM Maker Space” – $6,611.55
Education Foundation Executive Director, Douglas Herron commented, “This year, the EFIRC was able to award a total of $62, 406.34 in grants to School District of Indian River County teachers and schools. This is an almost 30% increase over last year’s total award amount. This could not have happened without the generous support of our funders, including the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, Quail Valley Charities, and the LJ Foundation. A special thank you to all three of these organizations for making these grant awards possible.
Checks will be presented at the October 13th SDIRC board meeting.
Funding for the grants was made possible through a dollar-for-dollar matching grant program sponsored by the Florida Legislature, with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations serving as the fiscal agent. The matching funds were provided by Quail Valley Charities and the LJ Foundation.
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