2016 Oklahoma Fund for Teachers Fellows

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Professional Development Grants for Teachers

2016 Oklahoma Fund for Teachers Fellows

*indicates a team grant

Deer Creek Public Schools

Cassie Pierce
Prairie Vale ES
Explore five national parks in the west/southwest region of the United States to incorporate the White House's "Every Kid in a Park" initiative into fourth grade social studies curriculum in celebration of the National Park Service's centennial.

Dewey Public Schools

Melody Matheson, Jodi Beffer, JJ Cantrell, Robin Baughn, Tanya Moody and Staci Bankston
Dewey ES
Attend the Professional Learning Communities at Work Institute in St. Charles, MO, to expand benefit from current research supporting the philosophy of all stakeholders accepting responsibility to facilitate high levels of student learning and develop a learning-focused school culture.*

Durant Public Schools

Deborah Wigington
Durant MS
Explore the natural and cultural sites that influenced Frost, Hawthorne, Longfellow and Thoreau to develop a comprehensive poetry unit that engages students' critical thinking and brings poetry to life in cross-curricular lessons.

Edmond Public Schools

Brandon Page
Sequoyah MS
Collect personal stories from Holocaust witnesses in Denmark, Germany, Amsterdam and France to expand a genocide unit for World Cultures students and an anti-bullying curriculum taught to eighth grade leaders.

Gore Public Schools

Martin Lincoln
Gore HS
Complete outdoor education programs in Alaska's Denali National Park and Kenai National Park to change the focus of  Outdoor Education classes from sport hunting to wildlife stewardship.

Hinton Public Schools

Jordan Mahan
Hinton ES
Attend the National Pre-K Conference in Las Vegas and Frog Street Workshop in Dallas to develop strategies for incorporating music into each school day and facilitating young children's academic and social success.

Latta Public Schools

Melinda Isaacs
Latta ES
Tour sites associated with some of the most significant works in the English language while attending seminars on Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon and the Brontë sisters in Haworth to inject authenticity into upper level British literature lessons.

Moore Public Schools

Kalyn Putt, Houchin ES
Anthony Putt II, South Lake ES
Participate in two SPARK PE Technology Institutes  in San Diego, CA, and the National Physical Education and School Sport Institute in Asheville, NC, to  create physical education lessons that motivate to students and integrate technology.*

Sonya Fergeson
Oakridge ES
Attend The Creativity Workshop in Barcelona to support personal creativity and inspire students to reach their creative potentials through innovative thinking as they prepare for jobs of the future.

Muskogee Public Schools

Mandy Cumbey and Catlin Fritz
Sadler Arts Academy
Experience the world of Peruvian Incas in Lima, Ballestas Islands, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and surrounding villages of Lake Titicaca to bring this vibrant and significant culture to life and inspire students' interest in a world beyond the city limits.*

Tulsa Public Schools

Jessica Lanterman and Josh New
Booker T. Washington HS
Research the relationship of Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese languages in South American communities, border towns, capitol cities and International Baccalaureate schools to examine how foreign languages are taught and understand the pedagogical background of Hispanic students.*

Union Public Schools

Jamie Copenhaver, Danielle Gordon, Janna Hamilton and Laura Latta
Rosa Parks ES
Participate in the Teacher's College Reading Workshop at Columbia University in New York City to support instructional practices and implement the Reading Workshop model with ESL students at a Title I school.*

Clare Williams and Sarah Rhodes
Grove ES
Attend direct instruction and immersion language courses at Camino Barcelona Spanish School in Spain to experience language acquisition firsthand and better serve English as a Second Language students.*

Linda Snowbarger, Darnaby ES
Debbie Lee, Andersen ES
Explore digital storytelling in the United Kingdom by collaborating with film club instructors at a workshop, attending storytelling clubs and participating in a storytelling festival to enhance students' writing from beginning to end.*

Weatherford Public Schools

Sharon Mahan and Amber Hunt
Burcham ES
Attend the National Pre-K Conference in Las Vegas and Frog Street Workshop in Dallas to develop strategies for incorporating music into each school day and facilitating young children's academic and social success.*