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.2020-21 Deadlines - October 23 & March 26
Recent Grant Recipients
Teachers and students in the Harrisonville School District recently received more than $3,500 in grants from the Harrisonville Public School Foundation.
Throughout the 18 years of the teacher grant program, nearly $105,000 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:
- Missy Eddleman, McEowen Elementary School for a classroom Mark Twain Library. Mrs. Eddleman teaches reading and this grant will pay for a classroom set of the Mark Twain award nominee books so that more students have the opportunity to access these books.
- David May, Cass Career Center EMT for AED trainers which will be used to continue to train students in Basic Life Support in accordance with the standards set forth by the American Heart Association. The new AEDs will improve the classroom experience by allowing more students to practice the hands on application of AED use during CPR.
- Audra Osborn, Harrisonville Elementary School Title I Math for a variety of educational materials focused on mathematical problem solving and critical thinking skills which can be used by all teachers at the school. The end goal is for each student at HES to be strong in number sense and fluent with basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.
- Emily Schaeffer, Harrisonville Middle School band for band stands. These music stands will replace old, malfunctioning stands in the middle school band room.
- Amanda Teeter, District Dyslexia Coordinator for visual cards for multi-sensory reading. These cards provide visual representation for reading concepts by seeing the correct placement of the tongue, teeth and lips when producing consonant and vowel sounds. Providing this multi-sensory approach will help all students to make reading connections.
- Allison Willson, Harrisonville High School math for hands-on geometry. Students in geometry classes will use compass and straight-edge constructions and patty paper folding to illustrate the vocabulary terms that are fundamental to the course. In addition to construction tools, the grant will fund new manipulatives called Exploragons. These pieces look like flat Legos. Using Exploragons, students will be able to "pop" together different shapes to understand properties of Geometry.
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
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, HHS
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 School