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August 2nd, 2009
San Marcos teachers receive A+ Foundation awards


The A+ Education Foundation, a philanthropic arm of A+ Federal Credit Union, has recently awarded grants to nine San Marcos CISD teachers.

The grant funds programs and training for educators. The teachers, in order to be considered for grants, must submit projects with clearly stated goals, realistic timetables, measurable evaluation plans and complete, itemized budgets.

The San Marcos educators and their winning projects are:

Denise Hoerner, San Marcos High School, “Raising the Bar for Students with Special Needs.”

Denise Hamm, Crockett Elementary, “Aquifer in a Cup.”

Tanya Laws, Hernandez Elementary, “Learning Comes Alive: Silkworms and Mealworms and Tadpoles, OH MY!”

Margie Isabel Gomez, Miller Middle School, “Science is N.E.A.T.”

Katrina Clayton, Crockett Elementary, “Poetry Published.”

Chris Cooper, San Marcos High School, “Project Draw.”

Loretta Eiben, Miller Middle School, “Motivate Students to Participate: Teaching Peers Through Podcast Lessons.”

Jennifer Cortez, Crockett Elementary, “Nano-Mite Learners!”

Brenda Warwick of San Marcos High School, “SEE Signs in the Classroom.”

The A+ Education Foundation awarded grants to 65 teachers across Texas in their 2009 grant program, giving more than $60,000 to help fund projects. The grants are available to full-time educators of kindergarten through twelfth grade.

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0 thoughts on “San Marcos teachers receive A+ Foundation awards

  1. Thanks to the teachers and A+ for creating and funding these projects. The titles sound fun and interesting..could we get a little more details on the projects?

  2. Thank you for visiting the site. If you would like to contact me at Miller Middle School (formerly Miller Junior High), I would be very happy to discuss the outline, basis, and procedures for my project with you. The students are learning that podcasting in an innovative tool for teaching and reaching peers in this progressive age of technology.

    Loretta Eiben

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