Classroom Grants

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Classroom Grants

Arizona School Boards Association is giving back to teachers with $500 ASBA Classroom Grants awarded to teachers to enhance classroom learning for their students. Grant winners are selected each quarter. Grant winners are ineligible to apply within the same year that they are awarded a grant. 

Arizona School Boards Association Classroom Grants

Arizona School Boards Association is giving back to teachers with $500 ASBA Classroom Grants awarded to teachers to enhance classroom learning for their students.

Apply now to fund your initiative!

When you apply for the grant below, please describe how your initiative or program impacts students’ achievement and how it reflects the priorities of your governing board and district.

Grant winners are selected each quarter. Grant winners are ineligible to apply within the same year that they are awarded a grant.

In addition, the ASBA Classroom Grant recipient will be recognized during a school board meeting that they must attend.

Complete this form to enter the ASBA Classroom Grants.

2024

The 2024 recipients of the classroom grants are:

 

  • Amada Yllano, a teacher at Williams Elementary/Middle School in Williams Unified School District, for the Kite Flying Festival initiative.
  • Christina Noble, a teacher at Mohawk Valley Elementary School in Mohawk Valley Elementary School District, for the Microscopes for Science initiative.  

2023

The 2023 recipients of the classroom grants were:

    • Jessica Spink, a Spanish 1-2 teacher at Bagdad High School in Bagdad Unified School District, for the Second Language Literacy initiative.
    • Anndee Vanta, a teacher at Miami Junior Senior High School in Miami Unified School District, for the Let’s Raise a Baby initiative
    • EvalaniDela Cruz, a teacher at JB Sutton Elementary School in the Isaac School District, for the Afterschool Cool initiative.
    • Ralph Chiariello, a teacher at Anza Trail School in Sahuarita Unified School District, for the 3-D Math Lab initiative.

    2022

    The 2022 recipients of the classroom grants were:

     

      •  Karen Keen from Palm Valley Elementary School in the Litchfield Elementary School District. This grant was recieved for her STEM initiative.
      • Pamela Barrett from the STEM-based Innovation Academy in the Amphitheater School District. This classroom grant helped support an enviromentally friendly balloon greenhouse
      • Vanessa McGee from Mesquite Junior High School in the Gilbert Unified School District. This grant was used for the Iron Chef style initiative for students enrolled in the Life Skills course.

    2021

    The 2021 recipients for the classroom grants were:

     

      • Schreen Marvin from Centennial Elementary School in the Flowing Wells Unified School District. This grant went towards the Playing Is Learning initiative.
      • Audra Damron from Desert Oasis Elementary in the Tolleson Elementary School District. She used the grant to create preschool resource kits.
      • Missy Widener, World Languages and English for second language learners teacher from Gililland Middle School in the Tempe Elementary School District. This grant went to providing World Language immerison texts.
      • Julie Lacksonen, a music teacher from Dr. Daniel Bright School in the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District. The grant was used for the Bucket Brand program.
      • Corinne Angello, a culinary arts instructor for Pima Joint Technical Education District at Mountain View High School in the Marana Unified School District in Tucson. The grant was utilized for the Point of Sales training initiative.
      • Rick Wilson from Mesquite Elementary School in the Casa Grande Elementary School District. He received this grant for his stop-motion video initiative.

    2020

    The 2020 recipients of the classroom grants were:

     

      • LaRae Klay from Canyon Springs STEM Academy in the Deer Valley Unified School District. This grant went towards a Sensory Boards initiative.
      • Leah Dockstader from Cottonwood Elementary School in the Colorado City Unified School District. This grant was for a Monarch butterfly migration station.
      • Jennifer Jordan from Palomino Intermediate School in the Paradise Valley Unified School District. The grant was utilized for Student half-day STEM challenges.
      •  Jennifer Woods, Career & Technical Eduction Director from Prescott High School. She used the grant for opportunities for students in Freshman Academy.
      • Craig Elliott from Boulder Creek Elementary in Gilbert Public Schools. This grant was put towards Light Savers STEAM Club.
      • Sonia Yanez, a digital communications teacher from Globe High School in the Globe Unified School District. This grant was used for more books for the class library.
      • Jamie Atkins, special education teacher from Copper King Elementary School. The grant went towards News 2 You curriculum.
      • Eileen Alston-Conway from Holdeman Elementary School in the Tempe Elementary School District. This grant allowed students to participate in a student book club.

    2019

    The first recipient of the classroom grant was Andy Morales from Rio Vista Elementry School in Amphitheater Unified School District. He received this award for his Kicks4Kids program, which provides sneakers for new learners.