Excellence in Education Grants

provides resources for educators to execute

innovative ideas, programs, materials,equipment,

field trips and various other needs that enhance student learning.



for Round Rock ISD Teachers & Staff

~Deadline is September 7th at 11:59pm~

Grant Categories Available:

Equity Programs, Materials & Speaker(s)

Social & Emotional Learning

Curriculum & Curriculum Development

Service Learning

Supplies - Books

Technology Software and Accessories

Up to $5,000 awarded per grant!

*Winners announced in Fall 2020*






Congratulations to the

6 - $1,000 Grant Winners at Kick Off!

Congratulations to the 2019-2020

Excellence in Education Grant Winners!

72 grants & $126,000 in funding

Anderson Mill ES; $2,500 for Community Fence Art (Jennifer Foster) 

Anderson Mill ES; $1,100 for Powerful Learning Centers (Sharilyn Woodall) 

Berkman ES; $3,500 for The Great Outdoor Classroom (Brenda Speck) 

Blackland Prairie ES; $2,500 for Drop Everything and Lead Student Groups (Lori Keller)

Bluebonnet ES; $525 for Playful Mathematics (Rebecca Peacock) 

Bluebonnet ES; $2,000 for Bluebonnet Enrichment and Discovery Hour (Madison Kennedy)

Brushy Creek ES; $2,000 for Transformation Room (Gigi Schoener) 

Cactus Ranch ES; $430 for Hands-On-Literacy (April Harris) 

Cactus Ranch ES; $152 for Brag Tags (Jennifer McMullen) 

Cactus Ranch ES; $880 for Raz-Kids are Rockin’ Readers! (Crystal Bridge) 

Caldwell Heights ES; $756 for Growing Little Learners (Christina Weshahi/Erin Appl/Carly Ferrill)

Callison ES; $2,000 for Ready Bodies, Learning Minds (Pamela Nagar) 

Canyon Creek ES; $560 for Chick Life Cycle- Problem Based Learning (Jean Riggins) 

Canyon Vista MS; $1,500 for Creating Leaders Through Literacy (Sara Dietert) 

C.D. Fulkes MS: $4,000 for Robotics Club (Stephen Cage) 

Cedar Ridge HS; $1,000 for Princeton Review Kits-AVID (Caty Hight) 

Cedar Ridge HS; $2,550 for Learning Modules for Student Learning (Michael Plaza) 

Cedar Ridge HS; $5,000 for BBQ Equipment (Rob McDonald) 

Cedar Valley MS; $1,770 for College and Career Readiness Club (Gabriela Cowen)

Chisholm Trail MS; $2,250 for Laying the Groundwork for a Mindful Campus (Lauren Lansford)

Chisholm Trail MS; $1,000 for The Language of Arts Visual Literacy (Chris Caldwell)

DAEP ES; $1,200 for Mindfulness Grows Here (Amanda Sickert) 

Deep Wood ES; $2,400 for Growing Powerful Readers (Elaine Deanda/Gabby Seale)

Deerpark MS; $1,500 for Leveled and Diverse Texts (Jerry Marie Rodriguez)

Double File Trail ES; $422 for Kinder Cool Down (Tiffany Vogelman) 

Elsa England ES; $2,000 for Literacy Without Borders: Growing a World Languages Collection for All Learners (Emily Kupersztoch, Amy Terrazas, & Taryn Ostendorf)

Fern Bluff ES; $2,250 for Walk this Way (Jennifer Mercer) 

Forest Creek ES; $950 for Brain Breaks Bring Better Behavior (Liliana McSween) 

Forest North ES; $1,500 for Those Kids Got Skills: Social-Emotional Skills Classroom Libraries Initiative (Kristen Fournier)

Great Oaks ES; $910 for Sensory Path Hallway (Deena Wolff) 

Hernandez MS; $2,500 for STEM Think Tank (Kelly Perch) 

Herrington ES; $670 for The Write Start (Kendal Mowers) 

Herrington ES; $1,730 for Building Equity Through Culturally Responsive Literature (Leigh Ann Burnell) 

Hopewell MS; $640 for STEM Enrichment for 8th Grade Science, Coding and Technology Classes (Andrea DeAngelis) 

Hopewell MS; $2,000 for Leemos para Aprender (Claudia Faulkner) 

Joe Lee Johnson ES; $1,000 for Classroom Carpets Come Alive (Kirsten Prud’Homme)

Live Oak ES; $870 for Outdoor Learning (Carol Hand-Bryan)

McNeil HS; $1,000 for Princeton Review Kits- AVID (Dan Nguyen) 

Pearson Ranch MS; $2,000 for Circle of Arts Friends (Stephanie Ludlow) 

Pond Springs ES; $2,000 for Fine Arts Got Talent: Art and Music Collaborative (Ellen Frazier) 

Purple Sage ES; $1,470 for Technology Enhancing Reading (Danielle Oehler)

Ridgeview MS; $660 for Functional Feedback (Angela Floyd/Anita Savva) 

Ridgeview MS; $4,100 for Professional Sketching in CTE (Mat Bartley) 

Ridgeview MS; $1,500 for Principal Grant (Travis Mutscher) 

Robertson ES; $870 for Light Up Our Life (Melissa Toy) 

Round Rock HS; $3,500 for Discovering the Importance of Biology Through Student Directed Inquiry and Project Based Learning (Marla Menchaca)

Round Rock HS; $1,000 for Princeton Review Kits- AVID (Cynthia Clement) 

Round Rock HS; $1,500 for Principal Grant (Matt Groff) 

Round Rock ISD Community Education Department; $2,000 for Parent Seminars (Kelly Martin)

Round Rock ISD Curriculum Department; $2,600 for Argument Driven Inquiry (Askia Little) 

Round Rock ISD Curriculum Department; $2,200 for STEMFest 2020 (Darrell Emanuel)

Round Rock ISD Fine Art Department; $2,000 for Addressing Hunger in Round Rock (Tim Lowke)

Round Rock ISD Future Readiness Department; $2,500 for AVID Senior Celebration (Dr. Lora Darden)

Round Rock ISD Gifted and Advanced Academics Department; $5,000 for AP Exam Fee Scholarships (Michelle Swain) 

Round Rock ISD Professional Development Department; $1,000 for Professional Learning (Edie Binns) 

Round Rock ISD State and Federal Department; $1,500 for Meeting Homeless Youth Basic Needs in Round Rock ISD (Desiree Le) 

Round Rock ISD State and Federal Department; $3,000 for Pre-K Rodeo and Rock Ready (Margo Vogelpohl) 

Round Rock Opportunity Center; $2,000 for Using Hydroponics and Ag-Science to Spark Interest in Biotech Careers (James Allen) 

Sommer ES; $2,000 for Book Club Bonanza! (Corianna Gagliardi and Amanda Williams)

Spicewood ES; $1,500 for Facilitating Inquiry Through Participation Experiences (Alexandra Peoples) 

Stony Point HS; $2,500 for STEM Time with the Ambassadors of STEM (Pamala Bethke) 

Stony Point HS; $1,000 for Princeton Review Kits- AVID (Staci Gammage) 

Success HS; $1,300 for Computer Science for All (Ellen Lukasik)

Success HS; $2,000 for Phoenix Rising Young Men’s Service Group (Rodney Page) 

Success HS; $785 for Young Women’s Mentoring Group (Jo Moyer) 

Teravista ES; $1,072 for Seeing Myself in the Literacy Library (Stephanie Stoebe) 

Union Hill ES; $2,200 for Outdoor Classroom (Sandra Aguais) 

Walsh MS; $1,450 for Speak Up! Listen Up! Level Up! (Marlin Parrack) 

Westwood HS; $1,100 for Raising Awareness about Anxiety (Trissa Williams) 

Westwood HS; $1,360 for Reading Cultural Landscapes (Tim Bray) 

Westwood HS; $1,000 for Princeton Review Kits- AVID (Jessica Rinehart)

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