2016-17 Mini-grant Award Winners

The TSD Foundation is happy to announce that we have awarded $30,000 in Grants to TSD and ERCOD staff for 2016 – 2017!!
The foundation would like to thank all who applied for a mini-grant this year.

TSDF mini-grants encourage, facilitate, recognize, and reward innovative and creative approaches to teaching and learning by funding instructional/classroom materials, equipment, and activities that support the objectives, goals, and initiatives of the Texas School for the Deaf School Improvement Plan. Our criteria for granting these awards include:

  • Potential to impact student growth
  • Creative and innovative approach
  • Measurable outcomes
  • Clear and logical proposal

We are not able to fund all proposed projects due to our limited budget. We hope to be able to fund more proposals in the future.

Congratulations to Our Top Three winners

                      Jessica VonGarrel                       Kendall O’Hara                   Antonia Singleton
        Creating Videos with Lyrics & ASL                        Advance Articulation                           PTSO Read-a-Thon


Congratulations to all the winners!

Sonia Bridges
Distance Learning Specialist
DSLR video camera for creating ERCOD/TSD resource videos

Susie Kornkven

The Corner Market @Kleberg Building

Tamara Copeland-Samaripa
Literacy Coach
Books for Striving Readers

Lauren Robertson

Therapy Materials for Middle School Students

Brittany Kollmer

Educational IPad Apps

Aaron Mowell

8th Grade Comprehensive and Leadership Retreat

Krista Brown

Celebrating our bilingual community

Carilynne Gay
Book bag reading program

Donna Altuna

Elementary, Middle School and High School keyboards for IPads

Laura Wilson

Gallaudet University Youth Programs-Battle of the Books

Jaqueline Doyle

After School activities/rewards

Suzanne Milford

The Power of the Science Fair

Lisa Svenningsen

Rangers Write!

Marisa Mills

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Seminar

Stephanie Horvath

Differentiation Instruction

Matilda Prestano

Middle School Girls Dorm- Residential Service

Cristal Goodner

Cognitive Development Materials

Dee Mills

Purchase of Software: Boardmaker Photo & PCS? Symbol Bundle

Athena Maxwell

Access Dress for Success

Bonnie Ervin

Lawn & Garden Basics

Brian Cheslik

Multi-Purpose Theatre Classroom

Kelli Mills

ECE Curriculum Books

Adam Membrey

Protecting Our Right to Communicate

Sharon Nathanson

2nd Grade Math and Science IXL online for classroom licenses only

Danielle Berrigan

Classroom Materials/Resources from Teachers Pay Teachers Website

Michelle DeLeonardis

Grant to support Team Builders 8 for Summer 2017

Brian Cheslik

Theatrical Make-Up

Sisakoth Chhun

Microscope needed for our Future Scientists

Terri Levine

TSD Community Garden

Kim Jennifer Rarus
Pre K Teacher
First grade student centered classroom materials

Marlene Etkie

CE Curriculum Books for Preschoolers

Shelly Bergeron

Family Involvement Support

Addie Nichols

Creative Curriculum Literacy Library

Amy Holcomb

Envision Yourself at TSD

Karolyn McGregor
Historical/Cultural Films

Michelle Halvorsen

Academic Bowl Team-Ready to Sieze the National Championship!

Twyla Loftin

Online Video Resources

Nicole Sichette

Needs for High School Students and Teachers

Kristy White

Classroom books and access to Teacherpayteachers

Danon Teeters

Reading Resources For Early Readers

Rachel Harris

Strengthening the foundation of a Successful School and Home Partnership

Julie Lawler

Read. Grow. Celebrate Literacy 3rd grade Bookworm project

Marisa Mills

Rangers got talent show

Erin Ginn

Grant for Elementary Girls Dorm

Alicia Veit

New Deaf Space & Computer tables for the Career Center

Anne Duke-Shaw

Ipad keyboards for MS Literary instruction