Teacher Grants

  • 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 are presented twice each year.
     
     

Recent Grant Recipients

  • Spring 2017

    Teachers and students in the Harrisonville School District recently received more than $3,700 in grants from the Harrisonville Public School Foundation.


    Throughout the 13 years of the teacher grant program, more than $80,000 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.

    The grants were awarded in a surprise squad format with Foundation trustees surprising the teachers in their classrooms and presenting them with a check.

    Teacher grants were awarded to the following:

    Rebecca Reeser, speech/language teacher at McEowen Elementary School, for additional technology in the form of a TV to be hooked to a teacher laptop for use in meetings with staff, parents, and students to cut down on the use of paper and provide the ability to use live working documents.

    Brian Graber, counselor at Harrisonville Elementary School, for counseling curriculum for third grade which is in line with the counseling curriculum for K-2 previously funded by the Foundation. This grant was funded through the Cade Filer Teacher Grant Endowment.

    Kim Spencer, fourth grade teacher at McEowen Elementary School, for math manipulatives for hands-on learning to provide a physical understanding of what math concepts look like.

    Marla Brown, fourth grade teacher at McEowen Elementary School, for classroom sets of four books to provide opportunities for sharing and discussion of literature in the classroom setting. All books have a focus on positive character traits and acceptance of others.

    Gail Howe, ELL teacher at Harrisonville Middle School, for Chromebooks for use with students who have limited language proficiency providing unlimited resources to supplement basic knowledge, cultural factors, translation, and comprehension.
    The Harrisonville Public School Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established to support the educational activities and programs of the Harrisonville School District. To learn more about the Foundation, contact Executive Director Jill Filer at 380-2727, ext. 1224.

     

Cade Filer Teacher Grant

  • One grant in the amount of $500 will be awarded during each grant period (fall and spring). 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

    Spring 2011
    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 Recipient
    Jodi Fischer, Harrisonville Early Childhood Center
     
    Spring 2015 Recipient
    Ann Hammonds, Harrisonville Elementary School
     
    Fall 2015 Recipient
    Pam Long, Harrisonville Middle School 

    Spring 2016 Recipient
    Darla Six, McEowen Elementary School

    Fall 2016 Recipient
    Jenny Wickstrom, HHS

    Spring 2017 Recipient
    Brian Graber, Harrisonville Elementary School
     
     

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 School 

    Fall 2016 Recipient
    Missy Eddleman, McEowen Elementary School