FOCRLS Faculty Innovation Grants Awarded for Fall 2013 (12/19/2013)

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Please join Friends of CRLS in congratulating our latest Faculty Innovation Grant recipients! (See list below.) Our 10 Grantees for Fall 2013 were chosen from among a wide variety of programs and departments.

Grant recipients reflect the commitment and vision of faculty and other CRLS staff to the academic and social development of CRLS students, and FOCRLS’ deep interest in supporting the ongoing professional development  of the teaching community at CRLS.

Our review panel of 6 CRLS parents and community members gave careful consideration to each proposal, awarding grants of up to $1,000 each.  133 CRLS faculty have been awarded grant funding by FOCRLS since 2007.

We thank our many donors — family, friends, alumni, and business leaders — for supporting the power of the ideas of our exemplary CRLS educators. This is just one example of how your gift to Friends of CRLS makes its way to hundreds of students, through our Faculty Innovation Grants Program, and our six other programs!

Fall 2013 FOCRLS Faculty Grantees:

Brett Cramp (Drama) – “Fight Coordinator for CRLS METG Play ‘Anonymous’ ”

Leslie Davis (AVID) – “StoriesLive at CRLS”

Brenda Divelbliss & Lauren Simpson (Dance) – “Transforming a Space, Transforming Practice”

Greta Hardina (Family Liaison) – “Weekend Food Backpack”

Conrad Hauck (Engineering/RSTA) – “Funding for FIRST Robotics Club”

Kristin Knowlton (Math/Special Education) – “Mindful Mathematics: Using Meditation to Increase Memory, Focus, and Confidence”

Edna Leith (English Language Learners) – “Beginning ELL Classroom Levelled Reading Library”

Kris Newton & Desiree Phillips (Physics) – “Stop-Motion Animation and Video Production in Physics”

Barbara Weaver (History) – “Black Cultural History: A day trip to NYC to visit the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture and see the new production of A Raisin in the Sun

Jessica Young (Visual Arts) –  “Building an Object Library”

Congratulations all!