Teacher grants enhance the education of students in the Harrisonville School District by encouraging and recognizing new educational approaches and concepts that are not currently funded by the district. The grants provide funding for classroom materials which make these innovative instructional techniques possible. Teacher grants cannot request funding for technology. All technology requests to the Foundation will come through the district's technology department. Teacher grants are presented twice each year and each grant can fund a maximum $1000 request.2023-24 Deadlines - October 24 & March 12
Recent Grant Recipients
Teachers and students in the Harrisonville School District recently received more than $7,100 in grants from the Harrisonville Public School Foundation.
Throughout the 20 years of the teacher grant program, nearly $134,000 has been presented to teachers. The goal of the program is to enhance the education of Harrisonville students by encouraging and recognizing new educational approaches and concepts that are not currently funded by the district.
Teacher grants were awarded to the following:
Jamie Crutchfield, HHS theatre to purchase five new Brother Sewing Machines which will be used by the technical theatre class to teach students to build costumes.
Jacqueline Florence, HES first grade to provide classroom toolkits and tools to take a positive, relationship-based approach to nurturing emotional intelligence in the classroom.
Alisha Schutz, HMS special education for books which will help her students make connections in their lives to the lives of the characters in the novels. It allows students to see real-world skills written and how characters evolve through the novels. It will also help build soft-skills which are necessary for the students' lives outside of school.
Ann Hammonds, HES third grade to purchase classroom sets of novels to engage students in the Love2Read program. The goal of the program is to develop a love of reading by engaging students by reading books that assist in the understanding of others and developing empathy through well written texts. In addition, the texts have engaging storylines which will assist students in learning the value of completing a text as they will become invested in learning the outcome of the story.
Sara Doherty, HES special education Harrisonville Elementary School to provide start-up funds and materials for a new program to support students with autism. The grant will help purchase independent work boxes. These independent work boxes are learning tasks that the students can complete independently. Students with autism need one-on-one teaching, however, there is not staffing available to have one adult for every student that will use this room. Therefore, the independent learning boxes are essential to having seamless learning.
Maggie Knight, HES second grade to purchase hands-on science supplies items for all teachers to use at Harrisonville Elementary.
Caleb Noland, HHS PE for an electronic timing system. The system will be used in weights class, as well as by various athletic teams.
Laura Herbst, HES speech & language, to purchase materials to support speech/language interventions, sensory needs, and materials that can be used with students of a variety of ages and skill levels.
Tonya Ours, McEowen library media specialist to help fund an author visit to the school next March. Jennifer L. Holms will be coming to the school to talk to all students about the writing process and being an author.
Cade Filer Teacher Grant
One grant in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded each year (or two $500 grants). The grant will be restricted to equipment/resources that can be used year after year instead of disposable or one-time uses. This grant is funded through an endowment from family and friends in the memory of Cade Filer.
Spring 2008 Recipient
Nancy Cummings, Harrisonville Elementary School, 2nd Grade
Fall 2008 Recipient
Kim Redinger, Jason Vaughn, Lindsey Weisz and Zach Sherman, HMS
Spring 2009 Recipient
Heather Caldwell, Harrisonville Early Childhood Center, Kindergarten
Fall 2009 Recipient
Brenda Foerschler, Harrisonville Elementary School, Title I Math
Spring 2010 Recipient
Preschool teachers, Harrisonville Early Childhood Center
Fall 2010 Recipient
April Schoenberg, Harrisonville Elementary School
No grant awarded
Fall 2011 Recipient
Tonya Ours & Darla Six, McEowen Elementary School
Spring 2013 Recipient
Curtis Clark, Harrisonville Middle School
Fall 2013 Recipients
Amelia Selsor, Harrisonville Elementary School
Emily Terwilliger, Harrisonville High School
Spring 2014 RecipientJodi Fischer, Harrisonville Early Childhood CenterSpring 2015 Recipient
Ann Hammonds, Harrisonville Elementary SchoolFall 2015 RecipientPam Long, Harrisonville Middle SchoolSpring 2016 RecipientDarla Six, McEowen Elementary SchoolFall 2016 RecipientJenny Wickstrom, HHSSpring 2017 RecipientBrian Graber, Harrisonville Elementary SchoolFall 2017 RecipientMarshall Streit, Cass Career CenterFall 2019 RecipientJenny Wickstrom, HHS
Shannon Lineberry, HHSFall 2020 Recipient
David Jefferies, McEowenFall 2021 Recipient
Michelle Lloyd, HHSFall 2022 Recipient
Lindsey Thorpe, HES
Velma Stephens Elementary Teacher Grant
One grant in the amount of $500 will be awarded each year. The grant will be restricted to a grant to benefit an elementary school. This grant is funded through an endowment from family and friends in the memory of Velma Stephens.Fall 2015
Rebecca Reeser, McEowen Elementary SchoolFall 2016 RecipientMissy Eddleman, McEowen Elementary SchoolFall 2017 RecipientWendy Courter, McEowen Elementary SchoolFall 2018 Recipient
Caitlin Jimenez & Catherine Miller, McEowen Elementary School
Fall 2019 Recipient
Kathy DeVore, McEowen Elementary SchoolFall 2020 RecipientAudra Bross, Harrisonville Early Childhood CenterFall 2021 & 2022 Recipient
Caitlin Jimenez, McEowen Elementary School