Thursday, March 30, 2023

OSD Foundation Awards $32,000 in Teacher Grants

Oxford School District Foundation grant recipients were recognized at the March board meeting. Front row, left to right: Deb Jones, Amanda Smiley, Katrina Harris, Stephanie Roy, Mansi Patel. Back row, left to right: Steve Hurdle, Tammy Trimm, Natoria Foster, Charlie Sabatier, Misty Whitehead. 

For over 30 years the Oxford School District Foundation has recognized outstanding teachers through its Teacher Innovation grant program.

This year, 12 teachers have been awarded a total of $32,109 from the Oxford School District Foundation.

Funds generated from car tag sales, various fundraisers, and generous donors make these grants a reality.

Deb JonesOHSIt’s a Revolution:
Gene Sequencing to Editing
Stephanie RoyBES/CESFoundational Reading:
Early Interventions
Kelly CottonOHSIndependent Reading
that Motivates
Amanda Smiley
& Sara Robinson
OHSLearn a lot about What Earth’s Got$3,008
Tammy TrimmOMSYA Lit: Emotional Intelligence Tool$714
Charlie SabatierOHSInnovative Manufacturing$7,410.00
Joy ClarkOHSYA Literature: A Path
Towards Empathy and Integrity
Natoria FosterOMSWe do, You do: High-Interest Texts$582.81
Misty WhiteheadOHSDriver Hub$216.03
Warner CreekmoreOHSFloral Design Cooler$3,950.00
Katrina HarrisOMSDrying Racks & Extruder$1,478.99

OSDF’s goal is to expand learning opportunities for students beyond what is possible with existing school budgets, encouraging projects that take innovative, creative approaches to teaching curriculum.

Each dollar of OSDF funds must be spent to generate maximum educational impact for students.

Grant recipients were recognized and awarded a certificate at the OSD Board of Trustees March meeting by OSDF president Mansi Patel.

For more information on getting involved with the Oxford School District Foundation, visit