Shelby Dowds students

Shelby Dowds Elementary School students enjoy reading books purchased with a Teacher Assistance Program grant last school year.

MANSFIELD – The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $304,278 in grants to area nonprofit organizations during its August meeting.

The board reviewed the $52,561 education grants for the upcoming school year to local teachers for their creative or supplemental programs not covered by school funding. The grants were given to K-12 teachers in public and private Richland County schools to encourage them to develop new programs, projects, or events for their classrooms.

The following teachers received grants:

Clear Fork Valley Schools:

Jessica Wend Microscopes and Science Supplies

Rich Hoover Ohio State Reformatory Field Trip

Rebecca Clapp Classroom Library

Crestview Local Schools

Dwight Souder Aeronautics STEAM

Robin Dawson DNA Kits

Christy Walter Read, Explore, Write!

Lexington Local Schools

Alyssa Crist Classroom Library

Lindsey Brokaw Lego’s and Building Blocks

Cara Pelphrey Science Discovery Bins

Madison Local Schools

Cheryl Belcher Lego Simple Machines

Craig Green Music Sight Reading

Christine Elder VEX Robotics

Heather Reynolds Behavior Management and Social Skills

Mansfield Christian School

Craig Klotzbach Surface Water Research

Mansfield City Schools

Carmen Egner Math Supplies

Cynthia Colvin Arts Integration

Heidi Payne Classroom Library

Janet Weithman Scholastic News

Jennie Norman Gizmo Subscription

Kathy Edwards Time for Kids and Scholastic News

Kathy Kranch Social Studies Resource Boxes

Maria Aivaliotis On-Site History Field Trips

Melissa Vogt STEM and Literacy Library

Nancy Niedermier Family Engagement Packs

Sarah Schonauer Rhyme Time Hot Spot Station

Sherry Vaught Science Seasons

Stephanie Uhde Soil Test Kits

Thomas Blike International Buffet

Wendy Doup Class Library/Science Centers

Whitney Glorioso KEEP Books

Robin Burkhardt Fractured Fairytales

Edward Golden African American Culture Study Book

Kathleen Heilman Spanish World Cultures Music and Dance Supplies

Susan Johnson Museum in a Box

Mansfield St. Mary

Holly VanDyne Lego Makerspace

Mid-Ohio Education Service Center:

Chris Jones Building Connections and Teamwork

Julie Pfeifer Classroom Library

Ontario Local Schools

Autumn Barry Feather Friends

Natasha Jolin Scholastic Short Reads

Mindy Leach Rooted in Reading

Zack Canfield STEM Bins

Pioneer and Career Technology Center:

Dan Foss Cyber Patriot XII Competition

Robin Hager Street Law I and II

Plymouth-Shiloh Local Schools

Nichole Carrier Lego Robotic Kits

Richland School of Academic Arts

Chelsey Talisse Musical Instruments

Katelyn Mould Social Studies Resource Boxes

Grace Larsen Classroom Library

Kelsie Brooks Maneuvering the Middle Math

Shelby City Schools

Carol Mullett Tower Garden

Callie Callender Life Skills Activities

Jami Gilger Math Workshop Manipulatives

Temple Christian School

Betty Liebhart Physical Education Supplies

Ed Snyder Woodshop Tools

Jenessa Jorgensen Classroom Requests

Kimberly Running Math Programs

Promise Robinson Math Aids

Wendy Groff Life Cycle of Chickens

The Board of Trustees approved grants from donor advised funds to meet emerging needs at the following organizations:

American Red Cross

Artis-Naples, FL

Avow Hospice, Naples, FL

Boy Scouts of America – Buckeye Council

Brown University

Catalyst Life Services

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Conservancy of SW Florida

Discovery School

Downtown Mansfield Inc.

Emma Willard School

Florida Sheriff Association

Grace Episcopal Church, Mansfield

Judicial Watch, Inc.

Kingwood Center Gardens

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Memorial Homes

Mansfield Rotary Club foundation

North Central State College Foundation

North End Community Improvement Collaborative

OhioHealth Foundation

Ontario Local Schools

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Richland Community Development Group

Renaissance Theatre

Richland Veterans Mentor Program, Inc.

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater

Salvation Army

St. Matthew’s House, Naples, FL

About the Richland County Foundation

The Richland County Foundation, a not-for-profit

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