Carmel Education Foundation fall grants to fund story walk, Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder visit


The Carmel Education Foundation celebrated recipients of the fall 2022 Great Idea! Grant awards at a Nov. 9 reception at Carmel Clay Schools’ Educational Services Center.

Grant recipients, schools are projects are:

  • Allie Powell; Carmel Elementary; Loving Literature – Helping Our MLLs Love Reading!
  • Adam Havice, Ryan Osborn, Josh Cole; Carmel High School; Alcohol and drug awareness and the impact they have on driving and decision making
  • Carmen Smith; Carmel Middle School; visit and performance with Mark Wood, founder of Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Bri Miller (Carmel Middle School), Hilary Machemer (Clay Middle School), Jenny Berju (Creekside Middle School); Outdoor Ed Curriculum in a Digital Age
  • Sarah Morris, Tara Stob, Betsy Rhoades; Cherry Tree Elementary; Innovative and Intensive Interventions
  • Julie Walker; Clay Center Elementary; Equipment for Growing Orff Ensemble
  • Stephanie Croaning; Clay Center Elementary; Reading With Your Ears
  • James Hambley, Susan Fulp, Sean McVey, Laura Ward; Clay Middle School; Measuring Weather
  • Thomas Gerow; College Wood Elementary; Elementary Pickleball
  • Kristen Piron; Creekside Middle School; Learning Through Play
  • Jenny Tucker, Anastasia Volk-Maroney; Creekside Middle School; Light the Way!
  • Shannon McClintock; Forest Dale Elementary; Snap To It
  • Elizabeth Silvey, Rachael Taylor, Jennifer Douce; Mohawk Trails Elementary; Direct Instruction through Student Innovation
  • Ana Woods; Prairie Trace Elementary; Snack cart
  • Sara Harding; Prairie Trace Elementary; Twisting with Reading and Science
  • Tracy Henry, Taylor Brune, Sam Gaw, Lauren Tobin, Rhonda Cruz; Prairie Trace Elementary; Taking a Transdisciplinary Approach to Teaching
  • Rachel Green, Mackenzie Clark, Lyle Loogman, Lindsey Porter, Claire Black; Prairie Trace Elementary; Building Reading COnfidence with Decodable Readers
  • Lila Jay, Brooke Adams, Elizabeth Elliott, Tammy Dillon, Lauren Kramer, Angie Towle, Karena Mercer; Smoky Row Elementary; StoryWalk
  • Doug McCreary, Christina Ruch, Lauren Walton, Tyson Smith, Emily White, Heather Banks; West Clay Elementary; Creating Math Toolkits

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