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 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.
     
     
     

Recent Grant Recipients

  • Fall 2017

    Teachers and students in the Harrisonville School District recently received more than $4600 in grants from the Harrisonville Public School Foundation.

    Throughout the 14 years of the teacher grant program, more than $85,000 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:

    • Marshall Streit, Cass Career Center ag instructor for a meat processing lab to enhance learning in the areas of meat quality, cuts of meat and product use.  This grant was funded through the Cade Filer Teacher Grant endowment.
    • Chandra Kelly, Cass Career Center criminal justice/CSI instructor for Missouri Criminal Code handbooks which will be used in conjunction with practical exercise to increase practice in criminal procedures.
    • Angie Diggs, Cass Career Center health sciences instructor for equipment including an automatic wrist blood pressure cuff and an oxygen saturation monitor.
    • Wendy Courter, McEowen Elementary math teacher, for digiblocks - tools that provide a hands-on way for students to conceptualize place value.  A portion of this teacher grant was funded through the Velma Stephens Teacher Grant endowment.
    • Rebecca Reeser, speech language pathologist for varied level reading materials to help elementary and middle school students reading at a lower level build a deeper understanding of language and reading comprehension through individualized instruction.

     

     

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
     
    Fall 2017 Recipient
    Marshall Streit, Cass Career Center
     
     

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
     
    Fall 2017 Recipient
    Wendy Courter, McEowen Elementary School