Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Grant Recipients!

May 4, 2018

The Needham Education Foundation held its first reception on May 1st at the Eliot School to honor those administrators, teachers, parents, and students who received NEF grants during the 2017-2018 school year. Attendees heard remarks from Dr. Dan Gutekanst, Superintendent of Needham Schools, and NEF Co-Presidents Kelly Partridge and Sarah Winig.

See coverage of the event on the Needham Channel.

2017-2018 Grant Recipients

Hans Batra

“Computer Science Teachers Association Conference” (Needham High School)

Christina Bonvouloir

Co-Grant Writer: Andrea Vargas

“Developing Global Awareness and Good Citizenship Through Compelling Stories” (Newman)

Melanie Bunda

Co-Grant Writers: Kate Cadavieco and Annapurna Vakati

“Modeling Chemistry PD” (Needham High School)

Tanya Cherkerzian

“DBT Skills Group Training” (Pollard)

Bethany Crowe

Co-Grant Writers: Hana Bernstein and Andrea Finch

“A Learning Ally for Struggling Readers” (High Rock)

Maria DeCicco

“Breakout EDU Kits” (Eliot, Hillside, Mitchell, Newman)

Seth Evans

Co-Grant Writers: Emily Dreifus, Anjali Petersen and Laura Szum

“21st Century Classroom” (Mitchell)

Brooke Feldman

“Moving Around the Map!” (Pollard)

Stacy Gauthier

Co-Grant Writer: Lisa Kane

“21st Century Theater Technology and Stagecraft Skills for the Performing Arts Department in Needham” (High Rock, Pollard, Needham High School)

Stephen Guerriero

“Bringing Greek Archaeology Alive in the Sixth Grade Classroom” (High Rock)

Carolyn Guttilla

Co-Grant Writer: Martha Cohen Barrett

“Improving Digital Communication: Helping Pollard Students Better Understand How Social Media Communication Can Be Misinterpreted” (Pollard)

Karen Haynes

“Breakout EDU Kits” (High Rock)

Mark Healey

Co-Grant Writers: Susan Shaver and Theresa Strachila

“Pollard Garden Beds: An Outdoor Learning Space for STEM and CSL“ (Pollard)

Ethan Lee

“Educating Needham Students About Calculator Use” (Needham High School)

Madeleine Lopez

“Sol y Canto—A Latin American Musical Journey” (Eliot)

Paige Rowse

“Digital Magazines at the NHS Library” (Needham High School)

“Malinda Lo Author Visit” (Needham High School)

“One Day Author Panel” (Needham High School)

“Playaways at the NHS Library” (Needham High School)

Jean Tower

“Engage, Motivate, and Transform Learning with Video” (District Wide)

Maureen Trowbridge

“iPad Tabletop Stand for Social Studies and Science” (High Rock)

Heather Tryon

Co-Grant Writers: Sarah Casados, Lynne Doran, Alison Penn, George Vallatini, Laura Young

“Recorder with Eine Kleine Konsort” (All Elementary)

George Vallatini

“Ukes for Eliot” (Eliot)

Andrea Vargas

“Skills & Thrills World Tour: Extending Summer Reading Opportunities to Intermediate Grades“ (All Elementary)