LEARNING IS IN FULL BLOOM IN MADISON CLASSROOMS
One of MKEF's most anticipated programs is the annual distribution of 18 $500 grants to teachers who bring innovative approaches to literacy into the classroom.
These grants help make possible creative classroom activities that promote student-centered learning and enhance education. Since the first round of grants were distributed in 2009, the foundation has awarded more than $70,000 in literacy grants to Madison County teachers.
Madison County teachers have not only taken advantage of this opportunity for reading and language arts, but they have also created programs that enhanced the curriculum in mathematics, science and history.
"Educators like these are what makes our school district one of the best in the state.”— MKEF President Lisa Caudill
A team of educators and professionals select the recipients after applications are completed. The deadline to file an application for a Mike's Kids Literacy Grant is Oct. 31. For more information, contact Lisa Caudill, MKEF president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015-16 MIKE'S KIDS LITERACY GRANT RECIPIENTS
Jill VanDyke, Daniel Boone Elementary
Christy Fortney, Kirksville Elementary
Devan Stone, Clark-Moores Middle
Jessica Bevins, Madison Southern High
Mary Phelps, Kirksville Elementary
Sarah Morman, Kingston Elementary
Ashley Parker, Kingston Elementary
Bethany Briscoe, Madison Central High
Jennifer Bunch, Shannon Johnson Elementary
Kristie Turner, Waco Elementary
Mary Schenk, Kingston Elementary
Whitney Hamilton, Kit Carson Elementary
Lisa Alford, Kingston Elementary
Jillian Fichetola, Madison Kindergarten Academy
Sabrina Johnson, Madison Kindergarten Academy
Amy Rigsby, Glenn Marshall Elementary
Neysa Puckett, Waco Elementary
Kristy Little, Clark-Moores Middle
Kimberly Hamilton, Kirksville Elementary