Innovative Teaching Grants

The Salado Education Foundation recognizes the need for creativity and technical expertise in our fastpaced global society. Our vision is for innovation in education through the integration of 21st century skills into the teaching and learning process. The Innovative Teaching Grants are given in hope to contribute to a common course of action in addressing rising academic and student expectations, while considering the future demands needed in a more globally competitive workplace.

This is a competitive grant for Salado LS.D. staff and administrators. Grant selection will be based upon innovation, creativity, collaborative efforts, and instructional or professional development. Grants are awarded in April each year.

Innovative Grant Recipients:
  • Karen Ewton - SIS
    2017 - $5,000.00 - Google Me This
  • Catherine Parker - SHS
    2017 - $2,500.00 - Robotic Competition with First (FRC)
  • Amanda White - SIS, SJH & SHS
    2017 - $1,500.00 - The Collision of Two Worlds of Music
  • Niki Howton - TAE
    2017 - $1,000.00 - Coding For Kids
  • Kristen Finch - TAE
    2016 - $2,500.00 - Gross Motor Development Lab
  • Courtnie Bagley - SHS
    2016 - $2,500.00 - Laptop Initiative for High School AP Social Studies
  • Melissa Wilson - SIS
    2016 - $1,000.00 - Mobile Interactive White Board Being Paid for with Brookshire Brother򢀙s Grant
  • Marcy Fleming - SHS
    2015 - $5,000.00 - Medical Technology Improvements
  • Barry Kemper & Larry Moore - SJH
    2015 - $2,000.00 - Interactive Smart Board for the Social Studies Department
  • Stacy Sproul - SIS
    2015 - $2,000.00 - Interactive SmartBoard for Math Instruction
  • J.J. Jonas - SHS
    2015 - $1,500.00 - Lighting & Sound Equipment for the Jr. High Theatre
  • Bobbette Bell - SHS
    2015 - $1,000.00 - Yearbook
  • Patti Turk - SHS
    2015 - $1,000.00 - Robotics
  • Tim Cook - SHS
    2014 - $8,000.00 - Macintosh Video Editing Equipment
  • Jill Brashier - TAE
    2013 - $1,788.17 - Language & Academic Success for At Risk 1st Graders
  • Joy Hill; Lacey Cruddas - SIS
    2013 - $1,762.00 - iPads for Enrichment Rally
  • Kory Craddick - SJH
    2013 - $1,584.00 - Wireless connect iPads to Projectors
  • Michelle Weaver - SIS
    2013 - $1,490.00 - Collaborative Art - Grades 3-8
  • Kalin Wells - SHS
    2012 - $3,485.00 - PASCO Software for Physics
  • Charla Kelley - SIS
    2012 - $2,400.00 - Smart Music 6th Grade
  • Kary Kraddick - SJH
    2012 - $1,600.00 - iPads & Wireless Hub
  • Robert Franks - SHS
    2012 - $1,400.00 - Whiteboard for Biology
  • Lauren Glover - SIS/SJH
    2012 - $1,229.00 - iPAD & Wireless Hub
  • Julie Norden - TAE/SIS
    2012 - $498.33 - 26 E-Books for Library
  • Tim Cook - SHS
    2011 - $2,000.00 - Radio, TV, and Film Video Editing
  • Anna Kate Stanley - SIS
    2011 - $1,500.00 - iPads for Guided Reading
  • Robert Franks; Ed Domangue - SHS
    2011 - $1,250.00 - First Robotics Equipment
  • Darlene Lummus - SHS
    2011 - $250.00 - Skype with Authors
  • J. J. Jonas - SHS
    2010 - $1,900.00 - Tech Theatre; Multi Media
  • Julie Norden - SIS
    2010 - $1,439.71 - Pathways Library
  • Lisa Wagnon - TAE
    2010 - $1,255.00 - Dyslexia & Blind Program
  • Charla Kelley; Vickie Gerhart - SIS
    2010 - $1,132.52 - Technology for Science
  • Travis Duke; Lochie Darling - SHS
    2009 - $3,750.00 - Computerized Records in Agriculture
  • Patricia Rehm - SHS
    2009 - $3,353.00 - Sp. Ed/Letters R Us Print Shop
  • Grand Central Station - ALL
    2008 - $4,188.00 - Kurzweil
  • Robert Franks - SHS
    2008 - $2,450.00 - Smart Board
  • Larry Belicek - SHS
    2008 - $1,422.00 - Visualizer
  • Anna Kate Stanley; Kendra Hearne - SHS, SIS
    2008 - $1,200.00 - ESL Books
  • 3rd Grade - TAE
    2008 - $1,130.00 - Elmo
  • Jennifer Berumen - SHS
    2008 - $500.00 - Field Trips for Srs.
  • Rocky Boaz - SHS
    2008 - $300.00 - Business Prof. of America
  • Carey Quick - TAE
    2008 - $272.25 - Science Dictionaries
  • Larry Belicek - SHS
    2007 - $2,259.00 - Show It to Me Elmo
  • Carlinda Rex - TAE
    2007 - $1,130.00 - M-Class Software
  • Carey Quick - TAE
    2007 - $1,000.00 - Reading & Science 4th Grade Project
  • Darlene Lummus - SHS
    2007 - $500.00 - Project Level Playing Field
  • Scott Herald; Christian Briehn - SHS
    2006 - $1,150.00 - Video Experiments
  • Elaine Renaudl; Larry Bilicek - SHS
    2006 - $1,016.00 - Math in Motion
  • Cassie Lee - SHS
    2006 - $800.00 - Potter's Wheel
  • Dennis Cabaniss - SHS
    2006 - $200.00 - History of Math
  • Cassie Lee - SHS
    2005 - $1,000.00 - Print Making
  • Christy Sharum - SIS
    2005 - $800.00 - Special Education Fine Arts
  • Scott Herald - SHS
    2005 - $750.00 - Physics Mentoring
  • Darlene Lummus; Scott Copeland - SHS
    2005 - $500.00 - Holocaust
  • Barbara Harper - SHS
    2004 - $1,350.00 - Spanish Dyslexia
  • Dennis Cabiniss - SHS
    2004 - $899.00 - Geometer's Scetchpad
  • Terri Seaton; Carlinda Rex - TAE
    2004 - $600.00 - Imagination Station
  • Jayne Cecil; Jennifer Berumen - TAE
    2004 - $600.00 - Leap Frog ESL
  • Jill Baumgart - SHS
    2004 - $400.00 - Small Business Restaurant
  • Linda Brochardt - SHS
    2004 - $150.00 - College Preparation
  • Christi Sharum - SIS
    2003 - $1,000.00 - Special Education
  • First Grade Teachers - TAE
    2003 - $1,000.00 - First Grade Project
  • Susan Shobe - TAE
    2003 - $580.00 - Guest Author
Taylor Willingham
Mini-Grants

$250 Mini-Grants for Salado ISD Classroom Teachers

Taylor Willingham Mini-Grants

Thanks to the generous gifts of so many of Taylor's friends and family to the Salado Education Foundation, over $3000 in mini grants were awarded to classrooms in the Salado Schools in the 2012 spring semester. Taylor's Mom and Dad presented four Ipads to three students and their instructor in an occupational class for special students ages, 14 to 21, to enhance their job skills for self sufficiency. Other grants were awarded to eight classrooms, benefiting hundreds of students for years to come.

Mini-Grant Application

Mini-Grant Recipients:
  • Brooke Crisp - 2018 - $250.00 - Kindergarten Curriculm
  • Brittany Goodson & Laura Novotny - 2018 - $250.00 - Improvements to Jr. High Counseling Area
  • D`Lynn Brown - 2017 - $250.00 - Thermometer Practice
  • Laura Tomlin - 2017 - $250.00 - Google Cardboard
  • Christie Shaver - 2017 - $250.00 - STUCO Team Building Activity
  • Melissa Wilson - 2017 - $250.00 - Math Workshop Manipulatives
  • Laura Tomlin - 2017 - $250.00 - Chemicals & Glassware
  • Grady Newton - 2017 - $250.00 - Bullock Texas History Museum Field Trip
  • Clint Brown - 2017 - $200.00 - Hands-on Programming
  • Jenny Jones - 2017 - $125.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Jill Dabney - 2017 - $125.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Tina Vargas - 2017 - $125.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Sherry Ayres - 2017 - $125.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Dean Black - 2017 - $125.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Lindsay Jones - 2017 - $125.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Ivy Desjardin - 2017 - $125.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Amanda Hayden - 2017 - $125.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Anita Morales - 2016 - $250.00 - College Night
  • Denise Van Winkle - 2016 - $250.00 - GT Waco Escape Rooms Jan. Field Trip to reimburse activity account for costs.
  • Lori Barrett & Meredith Bonnett - 2016 - $250.00 - ESL/Dyslexia
  • Ruth Watkins - 2016 - $250.00 - Art Supplies SIS & SJHS
  • Terri Taylor, Jamie Gommert & Kerry Chambliss - 2016 - $250.00 - SJHS Math Calculators
  • Samantha Rives - 2016 - $250.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Troy Ramsey - 2016 - $250.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Mirah Wilcox - 2016 - $250.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Meagan Pitts & Stacy Dodge - 2016 - $250.00 - Fluency & Fitness Program
  • Lacey Cruddas - 2016 - $250.00 - 1 mini I Pad for Interactive Learning
  • Niki Howton - 2016 - $171.35 - STEM with Fairy Tales
  • Jennifer Winkler - 2016 - $169.90 - Versatiles Learning Manipulatives
  • Meredith Bonnett - 2016 - $125.00 - Intercambio Interactive English
  • Grady Newton - 2016 - $100.00 - *ESL Head Phones
  • Kristen Finch - 2016 - $85.00 - Air Compressor
  • Patti Turk - 2015 - $250.00 - First Robotics Competition
  • Cheryl Kyle - 2015 - $250.00 - Kindergarten Art Supplies
  • Tara Beaty - 2015 - $250.00 - For Aquaponic System
  • Laura Laverdiere - 2015 - $250.00 - Laboratory Glassware
  • Corey Baird - 2015 - $250.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Suzanne Kessler - 2015 - $250.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Catherine Parker - 2015 - $250.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Laura Laverdiere - 2015 - $250.00 - 6th grade Honors NASA Field Trip
  • McKenzie Teer - 2015 - $195.00 - 3rd grade Writing Supplies and Curriculum
  • Carey Quick - 2015 - $150.00 - Spooky Fun Science Lab Experiments
  • Jennifer Scott - 2015 - $150.00 - Alphabetic Arc & Letters
  • Grady Newton - 2015 - $ - *See above 2016
  • Laura Laverdiere - 2014 - $250.00 - National Geographic Explorer and Kids Discovery Magazine Subscriptions
  • Erica Meyer - 2014 - $250.00 - XC Bike
  • Tara Beaty - 2014 - $250.00 - Garden Project
  • Lacey Cruddas & Terry Arant - 2014 - $250.00 - Time Magazine for Kids subscription
  • Hunter Kent - 2014 - $250.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Marcy Fleming - 2014 - $250.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Isidro 򢀜Nuni򢀝 Venegas - 2014 - $250.00 - Classroom Supplies
  • Kristi Haag - 2014 - $250.00 - Chemistry Textbooks for Students
  • Tim Cook - 2014 - $250.00 - Projector for Screen to show video at Pep Rally
  • Anita Morales - 2014 - $250.00 - For College Night Expenses
  • Jami Fischer - 2014 - $250.00 - For one year classroom subscription to Scholastic Science Word Magazine
  • Grady Newton - 2014 - $90.00 - Headphones & Spanish English Dictionaries
  • 4th Grade Team: Carey Quick, Jodi Loa, Tish Ptomey, Beth Nash, Jessica Kuehne - 2013 - $250.00 - Field Trip: Going Beyond the Textbook
  • D`Lynn Brown - 2013 - $250.00 - Mayborn Museum 򢀜Village Days򢀝 Field Trip
  • Tim Cook - 2013 - $250.00 - Speech & Debate Laptop computer
  • D`Lynn Brown - 2013 - $250.00 - Fabulous Friday
  • Kendra Copeland - 2013 - $250.00 - Targeted Instruction for ESL
  • Tim Cook - 2013 - $250.00 - Sydney Walter student reimbursement for Speech & Debate Camp Expenses
  • Kim Torczynski - 2013 - $59.79 - Expository Writing & Word Study
  • D`Lynn Brown - 2012 - $250.00 - Kindergarten Field Trip to the Planetarium
  • J.J. Jonas - 2012 - $250.00 - Stage Makeup
  • Laura Laverdiere - 2012 - $250.00 - Laboratory Bench
  • Laura Laverdiere - 2012 - $250.00 - Greenhouse Supplies
  • Tim Cook - 2012 - $250.00 - AP Gov򢀙t/Economics Flash Cards
  • Michelle Oyler - 2012 - $250.00 - Class set of Dictionaries
  • Lydia Kelm - 2012 - $250.00 - Novel Set
  • Carey Quick - 2012 - $250.00 - Inner Space Caverns Field Trip
  • Emily Morris - 2012 - $160.00 - A 򢀜Smokey Sue򢀝 doll
  • Niki Howton - 2012 - $103.44 - Language Arts Writing Board
  • Laura Laverdiere - 2012 - $50.00 - SISD Art Program
  • Ruth Watkins - 2012 - $50.00 - SISD Art Program
  • Kyra Mann - 2012 - $50.00 - SISD Art Program
  • Julie Norden - 2011 - $250.00 - SIS Library AR store
  • Carey Quick - 2011 - $210.00 - Interactive Projection Camera
  • Lisa Wagnon - 2011 - $150.00 - Playaway Books
  • Melissa Hyer & Josh Harris - 2011 - $100.00 - Basketball Renew