Prince Frederick, MD-  Calvert County Public Schools is proud to announce the most recent recipients of the Calvert School Foundation grants to foster creative approaches to education. Members of the Board of Directors reviewed nineteen proposals and selected eight to be funded for a total cost of just over $12,500.00.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “This is what we hoped to be able to do with the establishment of our foundation. Help teachers explore their creative ideas.”

The eight proposals that will be funded this year are:

“We Are on Our Way, Using Tools like Mathematicians and Scientists” 
Deanna Coughlin, Windy Hill Elementary School

“What Can An 8th Grader do at American Chestnut Land Trust?” 
Chelsea Gallihugh, Mill Creek Middle School

“SIOP Sensational Strategies”
Rebecca Gladfelter, Beach Elementary and Calvert Middle Schools

“Solving Algebraic Equations for All” 
Amy Hamilton, Northern Middle School

“Whiteboard Tables”
Sandra Hickin, Dowell Elementary School

“The Creation of a Modern Learning-Focused Inclusive Classroom”
Robert James, Huntingtown High School, and Devin Page, Northern Middle School

“Family Engagement through Parenting Wisely”
Kimberly Repass, School Social Worker at Patuxent Appeal Campus

“Improving Learning in the Classroom by Supporting Students Sensory Needs”
Megan Tiralla, Huntingtown Elementary School

The Calvert School Foundation provides a source of supplemental funding for Calvert County Public Schools through donations and community involvement. The resources will be allocated for innovative educational programs that foster creative approaches to teaching and learning.

Members of the Board of Directors of the Foundation include Bonnie Barrett, Vice President and Branch Market Manager of Community Bank of the Chesapeake; Barbara McKimmie, President of the Calvert Retired School Personnel Association; Dona Ostenso, President of the Calvert Education Association; Guffrie Smith, President of the Calvert Collaborative for Children & Youth; Mark Wanamaker, General Manager of Bayside Toyota; and Victoria Samuels of the Educational Systems Federal Credit Union.

The Foundation operates under the umbrella of the Calvert Community Foundation, which is in partnership with Chesapeake Charities. The Calvert Community Foundation (CCF) is a non-profit resource that provides community groups a simple, accountable method to fulfill their philanthropic missions. Chesapeake Charities is a 501(c)(3) community foundation based in Queen Anne’s County that serves the Chesapeake Bay region.