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Centerville Education Foundation awards grants to Centerville teachers

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
 Centerville Education Foundation awards grants to Centerville teachers

Twenty-four teachers in Centerville City Schools recently were awarded grants from the Centerville Education Foundation.

More than $9,000 will be used by these teachers for projects ranging from designing comics to creating STEM skills in early learners to middle school economics to bringing the Spanish culture alive through cooking. Recipients include:

  • Kelsey Hebeler, Beth Wilkes and Christy Mason, Primary Village North, Building and Beyond
  • Anne Hoenes and Amy Adkins, Primary Village North, Growing Together
  • Chelsea Maloney, Kristen Ashworth, Amanda Krichbaum and Molly Dahl, Primary Village North, Tinkering Trays: Building Thinkers and Problem-solvers
  • Amy Cowgill, Katie Thornton, Monica Belcher and Pam Steade, Primary Village South, Play on Words
  • Nikki Stasienko, Primary Village South, Move to Learn: Using Movement to Increase Learning
  • Melanie Tarpey, Stephanie Carreira, Rosie Demos and Suzanne Crump, Primary Village South, Sounds Like Fun in First Grade!
  • Katie Thornton and Ali Erickson, Primary Village South, The Inventors Box – Creating STEM Skills in Early Learners
  • Lisa Voss, Primary Village South, Individual Compact Disc Players for Students: For the Love of Learning
  • Craig Chabut, Cline Elementary, Ohio’s Prehistory/History Walkable Timeline
  • Cara Michael, Debbie Smith and Lori Ehrensberger, Cline Elementary, Readers are Writers!
  • Karen Swillinger and Laura Venetos, Cline Elementary, Wild About Writing (Creative Writing Center)
  • Matthew Szozda, Cline Elementary, Designing Comics with Legos
  • Tracy Kuehn, Driscoll Elementary, Pollination Station
  • Shayna McNamee, Driscoll Elementary, Healthy Choices and Community
  • Carrie Schade, Kelly Gartz, Amanda Leyes, Katie Combs, Lindsey Godfrey, Jessica Brown and Heather Price, Driscoll Elementary, Home-a-Rama
  • Amy Huelsman, Dr. John Hole Elementary, Enchanted Woodland Gardens to Propel Narrative Writing
  • Elizabeth Ahluwalia, Jennifer Hess, Carrie Hinders and Nick Snyder, Tower Heights Middle School, Social Studies – Economics
  • Jessie Stanley and Brenda Miller, Tower Heights Middle School, Zones of Regulation
  • Melissa Hoffheimer and Dagmar Tingle, Watts Middle School, European Food Experience
  • Nicole Mick, Watts Middle School, Cupcake Wars
  • Megan LeMaster and Lisa Ernest, Centerville High School, Welcome Centerville
  • Sarah Puckett, Centerville High School, Funding for Student Public Art Installation on the Topic of Post-millennials in Education
  • Theresa Replogle, Centerville High School, Hands-on Inquiry Science Experiments
  • Lisa West, Centerville High School, A cocinar! Bringing the Hispanic Culture Alive Through Cooking

Grants applications were reviewed by a committee of teachers and Centerville Education Foundation members earlier this month, and recipients were recognized at the Centerville Board of Education Meeting on Jan. 23.

The Centerville Education Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization founded in 1983 to enrich the education program in the Centerville City Schools. As its name suggests, the Foundation is devoted exclusively to education enhancement with its primary responsibility being to gain support from individuals, corporations, businesses and foundations and distribute funds through a grant program for the benefit of students, faculty and staff. To support its grant objectives, the Foundation conducts fund-raising programs. All proceeds are used to enhance education in Centerville City Schools. Visit for more information.

Centerville City Schools serve more than 8,100 students in Centerville and Washington Township in southwest Ohio, offering a variety of educational programs to a diverse student population. The district operates 13 school buildings, as well as two preschools and a bus facility accommodating and servicing more than 100 buses. Visit for more information.

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