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.

2013 Innovative Grant Recipients:
  • Jill Brashier - TAE
    $1788.17 - Language & Academic Success for At Risk 1st Graders
  • Joy Hill; Lacey Cruddas - SIS
    $1762 - iPads for Enrichment Rally
  • Kory Craddick - SJH
    $1584 - Wireless connect iPads to Projectors
  • Michelle Weaver - SIS
    $1490 - Collaborative Art - Grades 3-8
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:
  • Tim Cook - 8/2013 - $250 - Sydney Walter student reimbursement for Speech & Debate Camp Expenses
  • Kendra Copeland - 5/2013 - $250 - Targeted Instruction for ESL
  • D򢀙Lynn Brown - 4/2013 - $250 - Fabulous Friday
  • Kim Torczynski - 3/2013 - $59.79 - Expository Writing & Word Study
  • Tim Cook - 2/2013 - $250 - Speech & Debate Laptop computer
  • D򢀙Lynn Brown - 1/2013 - $250 - Mayborn Museum 򢀜Village Days򢀝 Field Trip
  • Carey Quick - 12/2012 - $250 - Inner Space Caverns Field Trip
  • Lydia Kelm - 11/2012 - $250 - Novel Set
  • Michelle Oyler - 10/2012 - $250 - Class set of Dictionaries
  • Tim Cook - 9/2012 - $250 - AP Gov򢀙t/Economics Flash Cards
  • Laura Laverdiere - 8/2012 - $250 - Greenhouse Supplies
  • Laura Laverdiere - 7/2012 - $250 - Laboratory Bench
  • J.J. Jonas - 5/2012 - $250 - Stage Makeup
  • D򢀙Lynn Brown - 4/2012 - $250 - Kindergarten Field Trip to the Planetarium
  • 4th Grade Team: Carey Quick, Jodi Loa, Tish Ptomey, Beth Nash, Jessica Kuehne - 3/2013 - $250 - Field Trip: Going Beyond the Textbook
  • Emily Morris - 2/2012 - $160 - A 򢀜Smokey Sue򢀝 doll
  • Niki Howton - 1/2012 - $103.44 - Language Arts Writing Board
  • Kyra Mann - 1/2012 - $50 - SISD Art Program
  • Ruth Watkins - 1/2012 - $50 - SISD Art Program
  • Laura Laverdiere - 1/2012 - $50 - SISD Art Program
  • Lisa Wagnon - 12/2011 - $150 - Playaway Books
  • Melissa Hyer & Josh Harris - 12/2011 - $100 - Basketball Renew
  • Julie Norden - 11/2011 - $250 - SIS Library AR store
  • Carey Quick - 10/2011 - $210 - Interactive Projection Camera