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January 12th, 2011
San Marcos teachers win foundation grants


The San Marcos Education Foundation recently made their way to seven San Marcos CISD campuses delivering 13 checks totaling $23,666 to educators who had won the Innovative Teaching Grants. The grant recipients were chosen from 20 applicants, Executive Director Daniel Guerrero said. The San Marcos Education Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation dedicated to supporting excellence in education.

Bowie Elementary was awarded two grants. “Socially Speaking” presented by Kimberley Ferguson is sponsored by Conley Enterprises. “Storyville,” presented by Pam Thomas and Vickie Partin, is sponsored by the Texas Pioneer Foundation. COURTESY PHOTO.

Goodnight Middle School earned two grants. The “Nature at Work” science project was submitted by the team of Gina Peterson, Sharon Clevinger, Andy Nelson, Sandra Baker, Kristie Olinger, and Sherri Harris-Stokes, and will be sponsored by KBR. Sac-N-Pac will sponsor the “ELL Night” project presented by Rosa Aponte-Gonzalez, Norma Ybarra, and Sylvia Benavides. COURTESY PHOTO.

Hernandez Elementary earned three grants. Jeanne McCaffrey, Kari Nelson, Lucy Quezada, and Amanda Cochran received the CenturyLink sponsored grant for their “Echo Smart Pens” proposal. Mary Williams, Cindy Matias, Gayle Meek, Addie Woodard, and Emily Glasgow won the Ingram Family Foundation sponsored grant for their “GIRLS” empowerment grant. Susan Brown, Mari Mendez, Misty Hill, and Georgina Juarez won the Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union grant for their “Our Words Come Alive” project. COURTESY PHOTO.

Mendez Elementary also earned three grant awards. The “Hatching Young Learners” project submitted by Jessica Chaffee, Michelle Manning, Marie Perez, and Magali Garcia is underwritten by the San Marcos Manufacturing Association. “Symph-O-Vision,” a grant by Sylvia Arriaga, Janie Hernandez, Jamie McCullough, Jana Mercado, and Katherine Turner, is sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank. Brenda Butler’s “Outdoor Adventure in Science” grant will be underwritten by Embassy Suites. COURTESY PHOTO.

Phoenix Academy for their “Prep for All” grant that provides SAT and ACT coaching to secondary students. The applicants were Brenda Voyles, Judy Mitchell, Amy Lyles, Bea Flores, and Gayle Rhoades, and the grant sponsor is A+ Federal Credit Union. COURTESY PHOTO.

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