Tech Mini-Grants 2014 Spring Technology Mini Grant Recipients

Jared Polis Foundation’s Spring 2014 Technology Mini Grant Recipients

1. Michaela Bent, 8th grade teacher at Lincoln IB World MS, Ft Collins: 3 Canon Powershot 20MP Digital Cameras for Yearbook: $750

2. Mark Biller, Math teacher at Polaris Expeditionary Learning School, Ft Collins: iPad 2 with protective case: $479
3. Matthew Bixby, Math teacher at Challenge School, Denver (Cherry Creek Schools): 3D Assembled Printrbot Junior Printers: $740

4. Libby Creamer, Library Media Specialist at Soda Creek Elementary, Steamboat Springs: SMART Light Raise Interactive Projector: $1,450

5. Katy Foster, 5th grade teacher at Pomona Elementary, Montrose: supplemental Apple technology for her new Macbook Air Laptop: $181

6. Rachel Franks, Social Studies teacher at New America School, Thornton: 32-unit set of SMART Board Clickers: $1,500

7. Michelle Gliszinski, Math teacher at Lincoln MS, Ft Collins: set of 30 Maxwell Headphones: $100

8. Lisa Omori-Jones, Special Education teacher at Angevine MS, Lafayette: 3 Samsung Chromebooks: $837

9. Stefanie Kirby, 6th grade teacher at Northglenn MS, Northglenn: 5 refurbished Samsung Chromebooks: $925

10. Sherri Kochinka, 7th grade teacher at Oberon MS, Arvada: 5 Samsung Chromebooks: $1,288

11. Christian Kozlowski, Kindergarten teacher at O’Dea Elementary, Ft Collins: iPad Mini with Otterbox case: $362

12. Samantha Lagergren, 2nd grade teacher at Highland Elementary, Pierce (Weld County): 4 iPad Mini’s: $1,196

13. Jennifer Lang, Kindergarten teacher at Cotopaxi Consolidated Schools, Cotopaxi: iPad Air with protective case: $800

14. William Lembke, Math teacher (6-8) at Monarch K-8, Louisville: SMARTBoard SBM 685: $1,500

15. Tamara Loveday, English teacher (7-8) at North Arvada MS, Arvada: Avermedia F50 Document Camera: $470

16. Robbi Makely, technology teacher at Hallett Fundamental Academy, Denver: Promethean Board: $1,399

17. Craig McCoy, PreK teacher at Hanson Elementary, Commerce City: iPad Air: $500

18. Kristin Mortenson, Library Media Specialist at Hayden Valley Elementary, Hayden: 6 Nook Readers, 6 covers and screen protectors and Nook books: $1,332

19. Rachael O’Hayre, Math teacher (6th) at Broomfield Heights MS, Broomfield: iPad and protective case: $480

20. Ingrid Parker, Music teacher at Angevine MS, Lafayette: SmartMusic software subscriptions (20 home and 6 practice rooms): $1,180

21. Teri Romshek, Library Media Specialist at Skyview School of STEM, Windsor: iPad with Otterbox case: $489

22. Lichang Tan, 4th grade teacher at Global Village Academy in Aurora: SMARTBoard M600 Interactive Whiteboard: $1,500

23. Fred Trujillo, Industrial Arts teacher at Ft Carson HS in Fountain: Millermatic 211 Mig Welder with Cart: $1,216

24. Renee Watters, 5th grade teacher at Lincoln School of Science and Technology, Canon City: Short Thro Projector with Lumens 3000+: $550

TOTAL: $21,174

School Districts Represented: Adams 14, Adams 12, Boulder Valley, Denver Public Schools, Jefferson County Schools, Cherry Creek, Poudre, Weld, Montrose, Hayden, Steamboat Springs, Cotopaxi (Fremont County), Aurora, Canon City, Ft Carson and the Colorado Charter School Institute (16 school districts)

Schools with Free and Reduced Lunch percentages at 50% or Greater: 13 of the 24 schools