Teachers from all five University City public schools received grants from a pool of $20,000 raised by the neighborhood's school-support organization, EdUCate!
The organization commits at least one-third of its donations to teachers each year.
The Teacher Grant committee carefully considers and scores all grant
applications on the basis of several factors, including the number of
students the grant will impact, its educational value, the longevity of
the project, its practicality, innovation, collaboration and cost
"This program directly impacts our children, so please consider
supporting these grants through a tax-deductible donation through any
one of our giving programs: Honor a Teacher, Dollar a Day, Oktoberfest
and Taste of the Triangle. We appreciate your donations!" the group said
in its latest newsletter.
Teachers receiving donations include: Tara Astacio, Nikki Botts,
Melissa Carian, James Cope, Brandon Corenman,Kelly Dudley, Tricia Eads,
Janet Engebretsen, Sonia Gomez-Neri, Lisa Gordon, Gail Hall, Nicole
Harris, Coretta Hazelton, Susanna Holcomb, Tara Howell, Marie Juergens,
Karen McKelvey, Jeanette Monastero, Teem Osborne, Melinda Prietto,
Maureen Quessenberry, Mary Ricci, Craig Sacchetti, Kimberly Sharman,
Suwanna Siegler, Ellie Vandiver, Lisa Wood.
EdUCate! is a nonprofit foundation established in 1993 to provide
supplemental funds for all five of the University City Public Schools:
Curie Elementary, Doyle Elementary, Spreckels Elementary, Standley
Middle, and University City High Schools. Since its founding, it has
distributed more than $1.3 million to the five University City public
schools, raised primarily through its many events and programs.
For more information on the organization, visit its website.