Grants


Thanks to our wonderful donors The Jacksonville Education Foundation has awarded over 117 classroom grants, totaling more than $120,000 that have been spread out over eight campuses within JISD.

2021 Grants

Grant Issued To Amount
Instruction Practice Education Practicum
Beta Alpha
Tiffany Taylor $1,000
3D Anatomical Models for Health Sci
JEF
Abby Bradford, Erin Reynolds $1,000
Engaging Math Activites Alg 1
Beta Alpha
Sarah Traylor $1,000
Video Equimpment for Adv A/V Prod
Family First
Lee Traylor $1,000
College & Career Library Collection
Beta Alpha
Charlotte Odom & Stacy Pollard $990
Engaging math Activites Alg 2
Beta Alpha
Sarah Traylor $1,000
Art Project Additions
Dairy Queen
Emily Cullen $1,000
Chamers General Donation
Susan Phillips
Laura Guidry $500
School Pride Display Case
Autry
Rachel Mann $1,000
Life Skills Hands on Learning Field Trips
JEF
Lisa Tarrant & Lora Franklin $1,000
Robots for Enchanced Learning
Beta Alpha
Yolanda Latham $1,000
The Big Dig Field Trip
JEF
April Cagle $1,000
Science / STEM Club
Homes & Properties
Jordan Chandler & Leigh Parker $1,000
Lakeshore Learning
Congratulations
Kaitlyne Radford $1,000
Enrichment for Dyslexia Students
Chick-fil-A
Cynthia Haning $300
Project Lift Off - Rockets
Adopt A School
Jordan Chandler & Leigh Parker $375
Core Communication Playground Signs
JEF
Ileana Torres $842
Read to Succeed Reading Incentive
Adopt A School
Terri Sides $575
Flex Art Curr & Art Ed Professional Devlp
JEF
Cheli Vasquez $750
Orton-Ghillingham Task Card Toolbox
Dennis & Cynthia Durrett
Cynthia Haning & Anne Bingham $250
Flexible Seating
JEF
Chrisha Rivers $890
Flexible Seating
Sadlers
Tiffany Hoffpauir $1,000
Reflex Math
Austin Bank
Mandy Johnston $1,000
Core Communication Playground Signs
JEF
Rebecca Meads $842
Holly Fults Memorial
Harmel Family
Abby Hicks $500
Sensory Grant for Sensory Learners
JEF
Mary Peacock $842
The Brave Hearts Club
JEF
Erica Graeter & Holly Sansom $1,000
Enriched Environment for Life Skills
Dennis & Cynthia Durrett
Wendy Hammons $1,000
Perot Museum Field Trip
Austin Bank
Carmen Fiscal $1,000
STEM Clubs/Enrichment
Beta Alpha
Monica Gaskin $1,200
Sensory Grant for Sensory Learners
JEF
Monica King $842
Outdoor Classroom
Rotary
Ganske, Gehring, Zavala-Garcia $1,100
Growing Leaders through STEM
Austin Bank
Lauren Carter $1,000
Flexible Seating in the Library
JEF
Charlotte Odom & Teri Lustig $700
Sensory Grant for Sensory Learners
Sadlers
Katrina Myers $1,000

2019 Grants

Grant Issued To Amount
Family First
Let's Escape
Pennie Tubb & Andrea Earle $8,000
JEF
Robotics Club
Laura Cook $1,000
Phillips/Austin
Charmers Showcase Drapes
Laura Guidry & Tiffany Alexander $1,500
DeRoeck
Jacksonville Jazzers
Preston Parker $1,000
Kiwanas
Steet Percussion Equipment
Preston Long $1,000
UT Health/EMS
EMT Training /Reynolds, Eckert
Erin Reynolds & Abby Bradford $1,500
Nice
Holocaust Museum/Bruckner
Kandie Bruckner $870
Sadlers
Charter Trip to Texas A&M
Sarah Stephens $1,500
Bass
Engineering Exploration Conference
Laura Cook & Sarah Stephens $1,000
DQ
Graphic Design /Digital Photography
Emily Griffin $1,000
Adopt-a-school
Robotics Club
Cara Taylor & Linda Hanson $1,300
Autry
Kodak Printomatics (SpEd, ESL, Dyslexia)
Annie Bingham $1,000
Homes & Properties
Mathematics Learning Stations
Yolanda Latham $1,000
DeLeigh Haley
Set the Stage to Engage
Terri Sides $500
Durrett
Social Skills/Language Enrichment
Anna Nichols $1,500
JEF
Intermediate GT Leadership Program
Mallory Pouliasis $1,000
Durrett & JEF
LifeSkills Reading Intervention
Charlotte Bingham $2,000
D Durrett
I'm Dyslexic, But I can Spell!
Cynthia Haning $700
JEF
Escape Room!
Mandy Johnston $750
Peacock
IXL for 3rd and 4th
Janis Lee $1,000

2018 Grants

Grant Issued To Amount
Better quality and new art supplies
Family First
Emily Griffin $1,000
Engineering Exploration Conference
Mike McEwen-Cherokee Real Estate
Laura Cook, Sarah Stephens $1,000
New Flags for Flag Runners/Mighty J Flag
Dairy Queen
Jasmine El-Motassem $1,000
Are You Going To Scarborough Faire? Jennifer Lemke $1,000
Rangerette Revels
Sadler's Marine
Laura Guidry $1,000
Oh, I Feel Old - Geriactric Simulator Henslie Fournier $2,500
2018 Texas Shakespeare Festival Roadshow Badget, Westbrook, Mouser, Faircloth $1,350
Software for Interior Design Class Susan Kennedy $2,850
ipads
Connie Nice
Kandie Bruckner $1,000
Classroom Library
Sadler's Marine'
Jenna Jaramillo $500
Cooking Pictures for Lifeskills
Cynthia & Dennis Durrett
Anna Nichols $1,000
Books for Reading Lab Heather Alexander $500
Enrichment Activities/Lifeskills
Cynthia & Dennis Durrett
Anna Nichols $1,000
Outdoor Classroom Holly Searcy $1,000
Tools for Dyslexic Students
Jana & Barry Autry
Cynthia Haning, Lisa Brown $1,500
Lego Mindstorms for Science Sarah Huffty $1,000
Dell Laptops/tablets for Bookshare/Dyslexia Charlotte Odom, Shauna Brewer $3,000
STEAM Support for Enrichment Cheli Vasquez $1,000
Read and Ride Program
Jean Mixon Bridge Club
Charlotte Odom $1,000
Makerbot 3D Printing Certification/Teacher Kristin Graham $1,000
Rooted in Reading with Authentic Literature
Sadler's Marine
Chelsea Best $1,000
SCITT KITS
JEF
Holly Fults and Alyson Yoder $2,660
Reflex Math
Homes & Properties
Emily McKnight $1,000
Expanding Expressions Angela Woolley $1,000
For the Love of Reading/highlights magazine for every 4th grade student
Austin Bank
Smith, Hord, Eyre,Tapia $1,000
STEM Clubs
Adopt-A-School
Monica Gaskin $1,200
Perot Museum Field Trip
Austin Bank
Teresa Trantham $1,000
Take Home Literacy Bags
DeLeigh Haley
Glenda Stewart $325
Sitting in Style in 2nd Grade
JEF
Pouliasis, Gonzales, Martinez, Autrey, Ramirez, Owens $600
Fourth Grade Book Club Holly Sansom $1,000
Motivated Reading
JEF
Cooley, Orr, Roberts $500
Math Tool Kits
Austin Bank
Carter, Dingler, Wimberley $1,000
College Student for a Day Field Trip Waggener, Johnston, Torres, Armitage $1,000
Science/Social Studies Materials for Pre-K
JEF
Roberts, Phillips, Patterson $1,000

2017 Grants

Grant Issued To Amount
Classroom Grant for Kindergarten
Funded by the Chamber of Commerce Adopt-A-School Committee. Awarded to Jennifer Peck, Amanda Hesterley and Alessandra Abraham at Fred Douglas Elementary.
Jennifer Peck, Amanda Hesterley and Alessandra Abraham at Fred Douglas Elementary
The Barry & Jana Autry Grant
For the Outdoor Adventures class at JHS. Taught by Brock Blair.
Brock Blair
Education Foundation Classroom Grant
For the Bilingual Book Club led by Ana Rodriguez at Fred Douglas Elementary.
Ana Rodriguez
The Brandi Phillips Chilian Classroom Grant
Funded by Andy and Susan Phillips and Austin Bank for a Cyclorama Backdrop for the Cherokee Charmers who are directed by Laura Guidry.
Laura Guidry
Brumbelow/Farmer Dairy Queen Grant
Given to Jennifer Brasher at Douglas Elementary for an outdoor classroom.
Jennifer Brasher
The Frog Street Press Curriculum for 3 year olds Grant
Funded by Dennis and Cynthia Durrett and given to the special Education Director, Sara Gill.
Sara Gill
Homes & Properties Realty Classroom Grant
I X L Technology Component given to Janice Lee at East Side Elementary.
Janice Lee
Family First Clinic & Urgent Car Classroom Grant
Cameras for Journalism given to Courtney Duren at the Jacksonville Middle School.
Courtney Duren
Jacksonville Education Foundation Classroom Grant
Wireless Headsets awarded to Tiffany Hammock who is the JHS Choir Director.
Tiffany Hammock
Jacksonville Education Foundation Classroom Grant
Standing Desks with Fidget Bar awarded to Heather Alexander at the Jacksonville Middle School.
Heather Alexander
Jacksonville Education Foundation Classroom Grant
Robotics for G/T students given to Ashley Baley at Nichols Intermediate.
Ashley Baley
Classroom Grant funded by Austin Bank
Field trip for 4th grades to the Perot Museum given to Teresa Trantham at Joe Wright Elementary.
Teresa Trantham
Sadler's Marine Classroom Grant
Cake decorating cookware and utensils given to the Culinary Arts class at JHS that is taught by Preston Parker.
Preston Parker
Jacksonville Education Foundation Classroom Grant
STEM club supplies issued to Monica Gaskin at Joe Wright Elementary.
Monica Gaskin
Jacksonville Education Foundation Classroom Grant
Classroom library for pre-k given to Ashley Roberts at West Side Elementary.
Ashley Roberts
Jacksonville Education Foundation Classroom Grant
UT-Tyler student for a day field trip for 3rd graders issued to Kayla Waggoner at West Side Elementary.
Kayla Waggoner

2016 Grants

Grant Issued To Amount
Sadler’s Marine Classroom Grant
Hands On STEAM Based Learning (STEAM; Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
Mollie Smith from Joe Wright $1,000
Family First Classroom Grant
After School Clubs
Erick Alvarez from Fred Douglass $1,000
Homes and Properties Classroom Grant
The Many Faces of Math
The Team of Nance, Zavala, Hopson, Parrish from West Side $1,000
Barry & Jana Autry Classroom Grant
Reflex Math Website Grant for grades 1st through 4th
Mandy Johnston from East Side $1,000
Dennis and Cynthia Durrett Classroom Grant
Cooperative Reading Groups
Tena Comte at Nichols Intermediate $1,000
Brumbelow/Farmer Dairy Queen Classroom Grant
Robotic Legos for the Elementary G/T program
Angie Stinson $1,000
The Jill Swink Grant
In honor of dance instructor, “Miss Jill”, former and current students donated and were able to name her an Influential Indian last night, as well as present a $500 grant to the Cherokee Charmers and a $500 grant to the JHS Cheerleaders
Laura Guidry and Kim Clater $1,000
Jacksonville Education Foundation Grant
This will provide a field trip to the Dallas Morning News for the new journalism/newspaper class at JMS.
Jeri ann Gilmore of Jacksonville Middle School $1,000
Grace Traylor Grant by Jana & Barry Autry
4th Grade Girls Book Club
Jill Wallace of Fred Douglass $500
Sadlers Marine Grant
for a field trip to SFA to study Blossoms, Bugs, & Butterflies
the team of Thompson, Mathis, & Torres
Jacksonville Education Foundation
Math Enrichment
West Side for the team of Burnett, Gray, Tavera, and Williams
Jacksonville Education Foundation
Young Scientific Minds
Cinnamon McKey for science at Nichols Intermediate $1,000
Jacksonville Education Foundation
Joe Wright teacher Carman Fiscal for Lego Technology
Joe Wright teacher Carman Fiscal $1,000
Jacksonville Education Foundation (Vision 2020 Program)
for a charter bus trip for juniors and seniors to visit UT-Austin
Sarah Stephens and Terri Orr $1,755
Lee Lewis Construction Classroom Grant
For use at the Multipurpose Complex at JHS (Charmers, cheerleaders, girls athletics, and boys soccer)
Karen Kubara and Coach Coleman $1,000
Claycomb & Associates Architects
For use at the Multipurpose Complex at JHS (Charmers, cheerleaders, girls athletics, and boys soccer)
Karen Kubara and Coach Coleman $1,000

2015 Grants

Grant Issued To Amount
Sadler’s Marine Classroom Grant
Study Island ELA Intervention
Nichols Intermediate $1,000
Jana and Barry Autry Classroom Grant
Dinosaur Valley Experience Field Trip
East Side Elementary $1,000
Dennis and Cynthia Durrett Classroom Grant
Communication Clarification for Special Education
East Side Elementary $1,000
Family First Classroom Grant
After School Clubs
Fred Douglass Elementary $1,000
Tim L. Smith Classroom Grant
IPad for lifeskills
JHS $1,000
Lee Lewis Construction Classroom Grant
computer based instruction
West Side Elementary $1,250
Lee Lewis Construction Classroom Grant
Tablets for Enriching Science
Nichols Intermediate $1,250
Mary Grace Swanson Classroom Grant
ALC Cameras, Printer, and Supplies
Nichols Intermediate $1,000
Mary Grace Swanson Classroom Grant
Home and School Reading Connection
West Side Elementary $1,000
JEF Classroom Grant
Study Island Math Intervention
Nichols Intermediate $1,000
Austin Bank Classroom Grant
Perot Museum Field Trip
Joe Wright Elementary $1,000
Austin Bank Classroom Grant
We are College Bound field trips
Fred Douglass Elementary $1,000
Homes and Properties Classroom Grant
TexQuest Database
East Side Elementary $1,000
JEF Classroom Grant
Gig’Em- We are College Bound
West Side Elementary $1,000
Becky Westbrook Classroom Grant Joe Wright $500

2014 Grants

Grant Issued To Amount
Family First Classroom Grant
After School Clubs
Fred Douglass Elementary $1,000
Homes and Properties Grant JMS Math $1,000
Sadler’s Marine Classroom Grant 1-4th grade GT district wide $1,000
The Perot Museum Field Trip Nichols intermediate 5th and 6th grade GT students $1,000
We Are College Bound" SFA Field Trip West Side 4th grade $1,000
College Awareness Classroom Grant Fred Douglass Elementary $1,000
Richards Penn Law Firm Teacher Impact Grant and scholarship Senior teacher at JHS $1,000

2013 Grants

Grant Issued To Amount
Austin Bank
Windmill and Annie Laurie Phillips Grant
JHS $1,000
Austin Bank
Andy and Susan Phillips Classroom Grant
West Side 4th grade $1,000
Austin Bank
Employees/JISD Graduates Classroom Grant
Math 6th Grade Nichols Intermediate $1,000
Austin Bank
Class of 1959 Classroom Grant
Science East Side Elementary all grades $1,000
Austin Bank
Tim L. Smith Classroom Grant
All 3rd and 4th grade GT students $1,000
Family First Classroom Grant Fred Douglass after school clubs $1,000
JEF Nichols 6th grade reading $1,000
JEF JHS 9th grade English $1,000

2012 Grants

Grant Issued To Amount
JEF
East Side Reading Garden
East Side $1,000
JEF
Nichols Intermediate Math Grant
Nichols Intermediate $1,000

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