Congratulations to our Spring 2014 Impact Grant winners! Watch the Impact Grant Video!

Christa Thompson-Martin – Vandegrift High School
Zandra Lopez – Vandegrift High School
Laura Lee – Canyon Ridge Middle School
Nathan Johndrow – Canyon Ridge Middle School
Cheryl Pieper-Gray, Lisa Leininger and Nathan Johndrow – Canyon Ridge Middle School
Rachel Martin – Canyon Ridge Middle School
Rauly Williams and Angela Roundy – Canyon Ridge Middle School
FALTECH – Four Points Middle School
Fifth Grade Teachers – River Ridge Elementary

Debbie Hagood – Laura Welch Bush Elementary
Fifth Grade Teachers – Laura Welch Bush Elementary
Lisa Hawkins – Steiner Ranch Elementary
Fifth Grade Teachers – Steiner Ranch Elementary
Erin Kolecki – Grandview Hills Elementary
Brenda Ferguson, Shelly Hopson, Gina Coleman and Lisa Wellborn – Grandview Hills Elementary
Dee Porter, Stacy Perry, Casey Ruegger and Becky Blackwell – Grandview Hills Elementary
Fifth Grade Teachers – River Place Elementary

To date, more than $114,000 in funding has been given to these dedicated educators to help implement new leadership, college-readiness and STEM programming.

Thank you to the following members of our Impact Grant committee who devoted their time and expertise:


Christine Bailie, M.P.Aff. – E3 Alliance; HCEF Board Member
Kathleen Pasquarette – National Instruments


Nancy Tarvin – Executive Director of Elementary Curriculum, Leander ISD
Todd Washburn – Executive Director of Secondary Curriculum, Leander ISD
Alan Runge, Ph.D. – Provost, Concordia University
Trisha Berry, Ph.D. – University of Texas
Jennifer Proft, Ph.D. – University of Texas
Erika Lima, Ph.D. – University of Texas
Gloria Lam Parker – Applied Materials; co-owner of Artisan Bistro; HCEF Board Member
Kai Lamb – Solaris Private Wealth Management; HCEF Board President
Michelle Beck – Bevenco Leasing & Finance; HCEF Board Vice President
Bret Cardwell – Cedar Park Pediatrics and Family Medicine; HCEF Board Member
Gene Arant – Realtor and Co-owner of Keller Williams Realty; HCEF Board Member

Congratulations to our Spring 2013 Impact Grant winners!

Becky Calzada – All Leander ISD Schools
C Thompson-Martin – Vandegrift High School
M Battles / J Macklom – Vandegrift High School
Allen / Goodreau / Wiedenmeier – VHS
Kelly Simon – Vandegrift High School
Katherine Eckenrod – VHS ViperBots

J Larremore / J Fisher – Vandegrift High School
P Morisset / J Adrian / J Masterson – FPMS
Alicia Stansell – Four Points Middle School
Lisa Hawkins – Steiner Ranch Elementary
Jean Wong / S Fambrough / T Breaux – SRE / LWBE

Congratulations to our Spring 2012 Impact Grant winners!

Drew Sanders – Vandegrift High School
Amber Willis – Canyon Ridge Middle School
Jacob Hoffman – Canyon Ridge Middle School
Jennifer Schuelke – Canyon Ridge Middle School
Jan Masterson – Four Points Middle School

Alicia Stansell – Four Points Middle School
Brenda Cruz – Grandview Hills Elementary
Jennifer Passi – River Place Elementary
Angela Beach – Laura Welch Bush Elementary
Heather Sabel – Steiner Ranch Elementary
Joe Adrian – Four Points Middle School


Congratulations to our Fall 2011 Impact Grant winners!

Rad Allen – Vandegrift High School
Jody Hormann – Vandegrift High School
Jamie Bauerle – Vandegrift High School
Alicia Stansell – Four Points Middle School
Brandi Bergeron – Four Points Middle School
Christopher Yee – Four Points Middle School

Laura Lebsack – Grandview Hills Elementary
Bonnie Martin – River Place Elementary
Amy Soliz – River Ridge Elementary
Cynthia Evans – Laura Welch Bush Elementary
Colleen Welliver – Steiner Ranch Elementary