WCEF Announces Educator Grant Awards

The Woburn Community Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the first-ever round of grant awards to Woburn Educators.  These funds were made available through fundraising activities led by the WCEF Board during our first year of operations, to include our spring Teacher Tribute Campaign and Fall Womens Forum event, as well as donations from local businesses and individuals.  We are grateful for the interest and support of the Greater Woburn Community in these efforts to bring new resources to our Public Schools.

On December 22, 2014, we invited all Woburn educators at every school and in all subject areas to apply for grants of up to $1,000 to fund their great ideas, with a six-week deadline for requests of February 2, 2015.  We were very pleased to receive thoughtful and well-developed grant proposals from Woburn educators to support learning enhancements across a variety of curriculum areas, to include music and fine arts, reading, literature, STEM skills and technology.  We want to thank them for taking the time to submit these grant proposals.

A Grants Committee, made up of members of the WCEF Board, reviewed these proposals and recommended funding for all of the projects which met our criteria to support innovative instruction, enriched curricula, and the use of new technology and approaches in the classroom.   The WCEF Board of Directors has voted to approve funding for all these grants, which total $9,771.85.

Congratulations to the Educator Grant Award Recipients:

Woburn Memorial High School:
Sarah Dugan:  $750.00 for a Photography Lighting Workshop

Goodyear, Reeves, Shamrock & White Elementary Schools:
Bethany Newman:  $478.89 for a Rhythm & Drumming Program

Goodyear Elementary School:
Jessica Cefali:  $998.00 for “Feeding the Need to Read at Our Level”
Shannon McDonough:  $1,000.00 for ” Top Secret Science”

Hurld Elementary School:
Marlene Faulkingham:  $1,000.00 for Ipads for Classroom Use
Maura Hooper:  $1,000.00 for the Lexia Reading Program
Maureen Kozachuk:  $1,000.00 for the Lexia Reading Program

Reeves Elementary School:
Kimberlee Johnson:  $789.00 for  “Success with STEM Skills”
Keryn Landry:  $755.96 for Listening to Literature

Shamrock Elementary School:
Nancy Osgood:  $1,000.00 for ” Wicked Cool for Kids”
Laura Rebelo:  $1,000.00 for a ” Complete Leveled Reading Library”

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