November 8, 2022

BEF Awards 22 Fall Innovation-Grants

BEF Awards 22 Fall Innovation-Grants

Congratulations to the following Berkley Schools staff members for receiving a Fall 2022 Berkley Education Foundation Innovation-Grant. The BEF funds innovative project requests, special materials to enhance lessons and educational technology. Innovation-Grants are for more than basic classroom supplies. They are an opportunity for staff members to be creative, push the envelope and expand learning for students. The BEF has an annual $15,000 allocation to support Innovation-Grants.

Adult Transition

  • Sharon Berke, BAT Microenterprise: Flannel Rag Blankets

Anderson Middle School

  • Jennifer Bajorek, Wipebook Flipcharts for Classroom
  • David Johnson, Wipebook Flipcharts for Classroom
  • Deanna McDermott, Learning at the Detroit Zoo

Angell Elementary School

  • Julie McKeeman, Busy Feet and Comfy Seats
  • Laurie Ovies, Vertical Play in TK!
  • Ashley Phillips, Music Technology Integration
  • Lauren Wexler, Mirrors and Windows: Finding Diverse Characters in Our Classroom Library

Berkley High School

  • Natalie Ford, Podcasting Equipment
  • Kaitlyn Hart, Psychology is Everywhere!
  • Mary Martinuzzi, Building Sensory Needs 
  • Saundra Rathburn, BHS Meditation Garden Expansion
  • Jacqueline Terbrack, Let's modernize the library!
  • Lenny Waldman, Catch Box (Throwable Microphone)
  • Kelley Yell, Ninja Blender Budget

Burton Elementary School

  • Stacey Reynolds, Power of Peers
  • Stephanie Williams, Sound Pouches

Norup International School

  • Kristina Scholl, Sensational Centers!

Pattengill Elementary School

  • Jen Vail, Flexible Seating for Third Grade

Rogers Elementary School

  • Sarah Berry, Andrea Halas, Amy Mustonen, Enhancing Fine Motor and Communication Skills through Sensory Experiences
  • Rebecca Smith, Rogers’ Coffee Cart
  • Nikki Stone, Create like a Pro!

If you’d like to donate to the BEF to support the Grant program, you can do so online.