2017 Oklahoma Fund for Teachers Fellows

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
   
Professional Development Grants for Teachers

2017 Oklahoma Fund for Teachers Fellows

*indicates a team grant

Anderson Public School

Susan Croston
Anderson Public School
Explore early American history and government on a ten-day tour of Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C. to promote citizenship and historical literacy.

Broken Arrow Public Schools

Rachel Hammon
Creekwood ES
Spark students' interest in music history and deepen their understanding of classical music by exploring music museums and the homes of Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn, and performing in  the Classical Music Festival in Austria.

Deer Creek Public Schools

Susie Stephenson
Deer Creek Intermediate
Explore the geography, culture and history of Canada to collect artifacts, information and experiences that will enhance geography curriculum.

Durant Public Schools

Barbara Routledge
Durant MS
Observe the culture, history and environment of Guatemala through an eight-week immersion experience and attend five language schools throughout the country to improve Spanish fluency and accuracy.

Edmond Public Schools

Sarah Hallmark and Stephanie Tester
Sunset ES
Attend Steve Spangler's Science at Sea to learn strategies to incorporate STEM-based science investigations in the classroom and investigate the global effects of world climate changes in Alaska.*

Grove Public Schools

Tracy Goins, Carol Hunsperger, Deitra Roberts-Biely, Barbara Couch, Tanya Tackkett and Deana Glasgow
Grove Lower ES
Attend iPadpalooza in Austin, Texas, to promote technology education and deepen the understanding of using iPads in the classroom to meet the needs of the 21st century learner.*

Jenks Public Schools

Rachel King
Jenks East Intermediate ES
Participate in the Folk Music Academy and Nordic Folk Festival in Siglufjörður, Iceland and explore the music and culture of Iceland to enrich music instruction.

Mid-Del Public Schools

Alisha Severini and Christie Paradise
Steed ES
Participate in Steve Spangler’s Science at Sea workshop to develop cross-curricular, interactive, inquiry-based lessons that encourage skills such as teamwork, observation and communication.

Moore Public Schools

Amy Chase
Fisher ES
Attend a week-long summer institute at the Library of Congress to learn effective integration of primary sources, conduct research and develop a unit for content related instruction.

Shannon Cross
Southlake ES
Investigate the history of our country, founding fathers and major landmarks in the northeastern United States to enhance literacy, create meaningful lessons that align with the state's second grade objectives and help students understand U.S. history in a personal and authentic way.

Muldrow Public School

Melissa Johnson, Liz Hardwick, Kate Smith and April Morton
Muldrow ES
Attend the I Teach K! National Conference in Las Vegas to learn innovative and effective new strategies to incorporate in the classroom.

Norman Public Schools

Kathy Bayliss
Lincoln ES
Investigate music and movement therapy programs for students with autism spectrum disorders in New York City and participate in The Autism Show in London to learn strategies to increase students' self-confidence, language, cognitive and social skills.

Oklahoma City Public Schools

Aryn Wright
Wheeler ES
Attend the American Orff-Schulwerk Association’s teacher education course in San Antonio, Texas to better understand this approach to creating engaging music education and to study Mexican music and culture to further students' cultural music education.

Private School

Ruth Vesanen
Metro Christian Academy
Explore Rome, Florence and Milan, Italy to create a compelling study of Renaissance art based on the genius of Michelangelo and da Vinci that would inspire our students  to be innovative in the arts and sciences.*

Amanda Kingston
Odyssey Leadership Academy
Study Carol Gilligan’s stages of moral development outlined in her book, In a Different Voice, by journeying through the history of women in Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France and United Kingdom.

Judy McIntosh
Victory Christian School
Explore Rome, Florence and Milan, Italy to create a compelling study of Renaissance art based on the genius of Michelangelo and da Vinci that would inspire our students  to be innovative in the arts and sciences.*

Sterling Public Schools

Ginger Seibold
Sterling Public Schools
Expand the culinary arts and interior design curriculum by enrolling in a cooking school in the Loire Valley of France and exploring the history, characteristics and features of the modern-day chateauesque housing style in the Chateau Region.*

Tulsa Public Schools

Jill Parr
Tulsa Public Schools
Attend the Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects Conference at the National Museum of Mathematics (MOMATH) to learn recreational mathematics activities that will enhance middle school students' ability to visualize, verbalize and apply concepts to everyday environments.

Union Public Schools

Melissa Turner and Carol Conrad
Jarman ES
Participate in the Creativity Workshop in Ireland to develop personal creativity skills and to learn strategies to create a classroom environment that inspires creativity and innovative thinking.*

Waurika Public Schools

Suzy Bruner
Waurika HS
Expand the culinary arts and interior design curriculum by enrolling in a cooking school in the Loire Valley of France and exploring the history, characteristics and features of the modern-day chateauesque housing style in the Chateau Region.*