FOCRLS Faculty Grants Awarded for Spring 2012 (5/2/2012)

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Please join Friends of CRLS in congratulating our latest Faculty Innovation Grant recipients – a total of 18 teachers, for Spring 2012!

A review panel of 8 CRLS parents and community members gave careful consideration to each of 28 proposals, awarding grants of up to $1,000 each, totaling $8,000 in this grant cycle. Recipients have a full year to complete their projects.

Since 2007, Friends of CRLS has awarded innovation grants to a total of 110 faculty members.  The grantees include teachers, social workers, librarians, counselors, deans, and club advisors. Proposals are welcomed from both individuals and collaborations within and across disciplines.  We thank our many donors: current, prospective, and former parents, alumni, business leaders, and friends of public education, for supporting the power of the ideas of our exemplary CRLS educators.

Spring 2012 FOCRLS Faculty Innovation Grantees:

♦ Jon Baring-Gould (art educator) – “Repair and Reinstall of The Fall”
Ginny Berkowitz (CPS Media Arts manager) – “Media Arts Studio Archive Project”
Leslie Davis, Gail Stein, Erin Leggett, Lynsey Page, and Andrew Miller (AVID coordinator and AVID teachers) – “Supporting Independent Reading”
Liza Hansel (physics teacher) – “Electricity and Magnetism Inquiry Investigation”
Elizabeth Menges (VPA Art Teacher) – “Part II: Portraits of All Ages at Youville Home”
♦ Brian O’Connell (choral director) – “A Cappella at CRLS (Take Two)”
♦ Emily Samek, Dionne Harden, Janet Goldman, Jesse Kaplan, Michael Lee, Katie Robinson, and Vanessa Smith (Algebra 1 teachers) – “Organizational Skills for Students to Overcome Barriers to Learning”
Jessica Young (art teacher) – “Stop Motion Animation”

Congratulations all!