A grant of $1,953 was awarded to Dr. Laura Lipsett, Bexley City Schools Executive Director of Educational Programs, to purchase books and gift cards in appreciation of teachers who presented workshops at the Bexley Institute professional development day.
A grant of $1,400 was awarded to Ben Pinciotti, Cassinham Elementary Art teacher to support4th grade students learning the product-design process by creating custom shoe designs for local businesses and organizations.
A grant of $1,354 was awarded to Bexley High School English teacher, Dr. Michelle Rogers, to provide flexible seating options and a standing desk to supplement standard desk seating options in her classroom.
A grant of $1,750 was awarded to Spanish teachers, Sherri Higgins and Lindsay Shankle, to purchase Spanish language books to promote recreational/volunteer reading among Bexley Middle School and Bexley High School Spanish students.
A grant of $1,800 was awarded to Intervention Specialists, Katie roslovic, Rlise Rice and Erin Mulcahey to pilot a Music Therapy program for special needs students in the three cross-categorical classroom located at Montrose Elementary, Bexley Middle School and Bexley High School.
A grant of $1,970 was awarded to Montrose Art Teacher, Emily Reiser, to complete the framing of seven murals inspired by contemporary artist Chuck Close and created by 5th and 6th grade Montrose students to commemorate important historical and contemporary figures.
A grant of $6,739 was awarded to the Bexley High School Math Department to purchase five additional laptops for Math Teachers to utilize as classroom mobile teaching tools.
A grant of $6,465 was awarded to Bexley High School Art Teachers, Helma Groot and Mabi Ponce de Leon, and Bexley Middle School Art Teacher, Alex Jordan, to fund a 9-week residency by comic book artistÂ and CCAD graduate, Uko Smith.
A grant of $6,809 was awarded to the Bexley Middle School World Language department to purchase additional iPads to support instruction and complete a classroom set for student use.
Grant funding of $6,600 was awarded to Mike Nolan, Librarian at Bexley High School, to support the purchase of studio lighting equipment for Bexleo students. Professional lighting is a good way for students to benefit from Bexleo cameras purchased by BEF grants to take photos with high-quality lighting including senior portraits for students otherwise unable to obtain a portrait package.