IMPACT GRANTS OVERVIEW

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May 2017

“There is no way from me to adequately express my joy and appreciation for the grants which were awarded to the campus and to me personally. I am completely overwhelmed with the generosity of the foundation, and I cannot describe the excitement of the middle school and VHS principals when I informed them of that the Solution Tree workshop days were funded. Thank you so much for awarding my grant and the others on campus. I am truly grateful.

Regards,
Susan W. Sullivan
Principal, Canyon Ridge Middle School

2017 Impact Grant Committee

Chair:

  • William Farrell, VNEF President of the board

Committee Members:

  • Sarah Gene Baker, Assistant Professor, Director, Concordia University
  • Crysta Carlin, LISD instruction design
  • Jamie Carpenter, Community Member
  • Jennifer Collins, LISD instruction design
  • Pam Province, VNEF board member
  • Mary Scherer, VNEF board member
  • Lisa Stephens, VNEF board member

Staff Member:

  • Courtney Johnson, ED, VNEF

Congratulations to our Spring 2018 Impact Grant winners! More than $36,000 in funding.

River Ridge Elementary
Jennifer Passi, “Bringing your lessons to life with virtual reality,” $5,000

Laura Welch Bush Elementary
Amy O’Neill, “Wonderful Weather,” $2030.56

Steiner Ranch Elementary
Mary Ellen Santerre, “Mindfulness/Growth Mindset” $750

Canyon Ridge Middle School
Harris Flax, “Authentic Resources for Listening Comprehension,” $1,308

Grandview Hills Elementary
Jamie Britt, “The LAUNCH Academy” – $300

Four Points Middle School
Spanish Teacher, “Authentic Resources for Listening Comprehension,” $1,308

Vandegrift High School

Wendy Conner, “Balances for Biology,” $3060

Mariella Yarritu-Sisk, “This is Language,” $770

Irad Allen, “Viperbots FRC Technology Expansion,” $5,000

Anne Goshorn, “Engineering Art with Lasers,” $5,000

Michael Ellis, “Our Stories – Documentary Short Film Series,“ $4834.17

Joe Lemmons, “Shearing Production Time, Scotchman 50514-EC,” $5,000

Drew Sanders, “Football Journey Character Curriculum,” $2,000


Congratulations to our Spring 2017 Impact Grant winners! More than $30,000 in funding.

Vandegrift High School
Ginie Milner – Merging Technology and Chemistry
Drew Sanders – A Football Journey

Canyon Ridge Middle School
Susan W. Sullivan – Supporting Our Schools Through Common Assessments
Harris Flax – Authentic Resources for Listening Comprehension
Ginnie DeCambre – Solving the Mystery; Integrating Math and Science into Forensics
Nathan Johndrow – Explorations in Engineering

Four Points Middle School
Harris Flax – Authentic Resources for Listening Comprehension (A CRMS-written grant that was also awarded to the FPMS Spanish program, thus benefitting all Viper Nation 8th grade Spanish students.)

Grandview Hills Elementary School
Carrie Chilek – Are We Playing Or Are We Engineering?
Nicole Tomaszewski – Implementation of Junior Achievement Program

Steiner Ranch Elementary School
Jenny Wyman – Creating a Culture of Leadership

River Place Elementary School
Kat Gardiol – Leader In Me – Empowering Instruction and Student Learning


Viper Nation Education Foundation wishes to sincerely thank the generous
2016-2017 supporters who made the above Impact Grants possible.

 

Congratulations to our Spring 2015 Impact Grant winners! VNEF awarded more than $45,000 bringing the total amount of funding for Impact Grants over the years to $165,000. Watch the 2015 Grant Patrol Video!

Vandegrift High School – Awarded $27,779

Andrew Perrone
STEM Equipment for Hands-On Learning
Dr. Ellen Conner
Digital MicroscopyMartin Wiedenmeier
Drone Air ForceSarah Spradling
College Jump-StartIrad Allen
Robotics Platform MigrationDebbie Quick & Christa Martin
Writing & Research with Turnitin.comTroy Bruce
AP Biology College-Level MicroscopesJennifer Macklom
UIL Calculator Application

Drew Sanders
Football Journey

Canyon Ridge Middle School

Julie Ballengee

Mathematics Pentathlon Program Growth

Four Points Middle School

Alicia Stansell
Measuring the UnseenJan Masterson
Product Development & Design

Grandview Hills Elementary

Dee Porter
Creating Global Leaders

Steiner Ranch Elementary

Jacob Leffler
Mathematics Pentathlon Program Growth

River Place Elementary

Jamie Carpenter
The Leader in Me

River Ridge Elementary

Christi Carew
Mathematics Pentathlon Program

Kellie Peden
Supplies for Garden & Outdoor Classroom


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

Co-Chairs:

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

Members:

Nancy Tarvin – Executive Director of Elementary Curriculum, Leander ISD
Todd Washburn – Executive Director of Secondary Curriculum, Leander ISD
Kai A. Lamb – Solaris Private Wealth Management; VHEF Board President
Mary Scherer – Vice President, AT&T Business Services; VHEF Board Member
Gloria Lam Parker – Quality Manager, YETI; VHEF Treasurer
Dr. Brent Cardwell – Cedar Park Pediatrics and Family Medicine; VHEF Board Member
Michelle Beck – Bevenco Leasing & Finance; VHEF Board Vice President
Gene Arant – Realtor and Co-owner of Keller Williams Realty; VHEF Board Member

Congratulations to our Spring 2014 Impact Grant winners! VNEF awarded more than $36,000. Watch the 2014 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

 

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

Co-Chairs:

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

Members:

Nancy Tarvin – Executive Director of Elementary Curriculum, Leander ISD
Todd Washburn – Executive Director of Secondary Curriculum, Leander ISD
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; VHEF Board Member
Kai A. Lamb – Solaris Private Wealth Management; VHEF Board President
Michelle Beck – Bevenco Leasing & Finance; VHEF Board Vice President
Dr. Brent Cardwell – Cedar Park Pediatrics and Family Medicine; VHEF Board Member
Gene Arant – Realtor and Co-owner of Keller Williams Realty; VHEF Board Member

 

Congratulations to our Spring 2013 Impact Grant winners! VNEF awarded more than $30,000 in funding.

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! VNEF awarded more than 26,000 in funding.

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! VNEF awarded more than $24,000 in funding.

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