Joanie Mabe and student showing off a yard sign and vest that was a part of her grant.

Teacher grants are a flagship program of the Union R-XI Foundation. Every year the Foundation invites faculty and staff members within the district to submit grant proposals. After reviewing this year’s submitted applications the Foundation Grant Committee awarded grants to 14 recipients totaling $5,000. Some of the things the grant money was used for include a document camera, ball chairs, chair pockets, hygiene closet, listening center and more.

On January 8th, the grant recipients presented to the Foundation board members what they used the grant money for and how it has made an impact in their classroom or with the students they work with.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Sam Missey talking about her ball chairs.
Sam Missey talking about the ball chairs she purchased with her grant.

Thank you cards from students.
Thank you cards from students.
2019-20 Grant Recipients