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DPSF grants $130,847 to teachers, staff



More than $130,847 in scholarship and grant money was recently awarded to 195 Denton ISD teachers and staff members by the Denton Public School Foundation in partnership with district, local businesses and community leaders. 

“It’s exciting to think that the foundation, through the generosity of community members and organizations, are able to provide the extra help to our teachers and staff to enhance the work that is done in the classrooms for our students,” said Jackie Jackson, executive director of the Foundation. Since its inception in 1995, the Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in grants, scholarships, special projects and programs to teachers and staff, as well as more than $1 million in student scholarships.

The recipients will be honored at a special reception with the Denton ISD Board of Trustees at 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Stephens Central Administration Building located at 1307 N. Locust Street.

Photos of the presentations are here

Honorees include:

Adkins Elementary School

Jamie McCormick – Teacher to Teacher Grant 2018/GHS Zone -- $550

Michelle Lueck – Kevin & Emily Roden Pre-K Grant to Teachers -- $500

 

Alexander Elementary School

Fallon Jones – Balfour Beatty Grant to Teachers 2013 & 2014 – $1,000

Kimberly Bullock, Grania Sanger, Amy Robinson, Rafael Raygada, Alicia Bellinger, Sandra Marroquin – Groundhog Day Gala Grant to Teachers 2007 & 2013 – $1,000

Kimberly Bullock, Grania Sanger, and Amy Robinson – DPSF 2019 - $325.50

Amy Robinson, Alicia Bellinger, Sandra Marroquin, Rafael Ragada, Grania Snager, and Kim Bullock – DPSF Grants - $3,000

 

Bell Elementary School

Billie Lowrie – CoServ Grant to Teachers 2011/2012 – $823.90

Andy Kane – Alice Smith Grant to Teachers & DATCU Grant 2005 - $750

Liz Powelson – CoServ Grant To Teachers 2008/2009 & CoServ Foundation Grant 2019 - $915

Natalie Olson – Groundhog Day Gala Grant to Teachers 2005 & DPSF Grant 2019 – $995

Shawn Frankie, Sylvia Naples - Ray Braswell, Sr. Grant to Teachers & CoServ Foundation Grant 2019 - $999

Amy Liesveld - CoServ Grant to Teachers 2015 & CoServ Foundation Grant 2019 - $990

 

Blanton Elementary School

Michelle Elizalde – CoServ Grant to Teachers 2011/2012 - $300

Thea Turner – CoServ Grant to Teachers 2006 & CoServ Foundation Grant 2019 – $989.88

Rebecca Jones - Groundhog Day Gala Grant to Teachers 2017 & 2019 – $1,000

Bonnie Bynum – Gregory Family Scholarship - $1,000 

 

Borman Elementary School

Olivia Roberts – Teacher to Teacher Grant /DHS Zone -- $240

Jordan Hess – CoServ Foundation Grant 2019 -- $603

Kelley McGee – Teacher to Teacher Grant /DHS Zone -- $530

Emily Schaffer – DPSF Scholarship - $1,000

 

Braswell High School

Kiba Jacobson – Teacher to Teacher Grant/BHS Zone – $813.20

Anna Seibert & Calonnye Clay-Mims – CoServ Grant to Teachers 2013 - $1,000

Phylicia Anderson – VLK Grant to Teachers 2014 & 2015 – $1,000

Michael Burris – DPSF Grant 2019 – $558

Angelia Ford – DPSF Grant 2019 – $1,000

Calonnye Clay-Mims and Anna Siebert – DPSF Grants - $1,314

 

Calhoun Middle School

Amy Taylor, Darlene Petit, Rhonda Clark, Kim Bock, Joan Phillips, Jenny Koontz, Amy Bluitt, Karen Synnett, Marcus Moore, Valerie Fuentes, Amy Sanders, Janequeal Simmons and Stephanie Forester – DPSF Grant - $4,000

Denise Stephens & Co-Sponsors – DPSF Grant - $3,025

Dominic Garcia – DPSF Grants - $1,000

 

Cross Oaks Elementary School

Kimber Lucas & Karmen Martin – Teacher to Teacher Grant /BHS Zone - $974.85

Chelsey Simmons – Robert Colon McSween Grant to Teachers & DPSF - $975.19

Harmony Balentine – Ann Windle Pre-K and Denton Public School Administrator’s Assn. Scholarship - $750

 

Crownover Middle School

Kyle Mullins & Christin Bunch - DPSF Grant 2019 - $900

Stacie Holbert - Teacher to Teacher Grant 2018/GHS Zone & DPSF Grant 2019 - $1,000

 

Denton High School

Phillip Elder, Ellis Hampton & Akira Robles - Denton High School PTSA Grant To Teachers & DPSF Grant 2019 - $1,000

Mary Dean - CoServ Foundation Grant 2019 & DPSF Grant 2019 - $1,000

Amber Bush & Donna Russell - David Glass Grant to Teachers - $600

Mark Baker & Nicholas Vance - McEwen-Deck Grant to Teachers - $250

Scott Heffley - McEwen-Deck Grant to Teachers - $250

Caroline Reese & Mary Dean - Denton High School PTSA Grant to Teachers - $617.50

Jesse Woolery – DPSF Grant - $3,350

William Mathews – DPSF Scholarship - $1,000

 

E.P. Rayzor Elementary School

Melissa Leonard - Doug Key Memorial Grant to Teachers - $1,000

Wendy McLaughlin - Dawn Vaughn Dyslexia Grant to Teachers - $500

Carleen Michener - Teacher to Teacher Grant /GHS Zone - $700

 

Evers Park Elementary School

Jonathan White – Vicki Sargent Grant to Teachers -- $1,000

 

Fred Moore High School

Julie Phillips – CoServ Foundation Grant - $3,740

 

Gallian Child Development Center

Heather Salas - Groundhog Day Gala Grant to Teachers 2003 & 2004 - $1,000

Karen Smith - DPSF Grant 2019 - $1,000

 

Ginnings Elementary School

Lauren Huckabee & Alison Hardy – Balfour Beatty Grant to Teachers 2009 & DPSF Grant 2019 -- $759.97

Michael Leonas – Howard Kasner Grant to Teachers & DPSF Grant 2019 -- $748.64

Alison Hardy & Stephanie Jensen – Balfour Beatty Grant to Teachers 2015 & DPSFGrant 2019 -- $656.28

Cody Taylor, Alison Hardy, and Caitlyn Ryan – DPSF Grants - $1,000

Alison Hardy – DPSF & Peggy Sparks Scholarships - $1,000

Geoffrey Gauntt – DPSF Scholarship - $875

Billie Stone – CoServ Foundation Scholarship - $971.84

 

Gonzalez School for Young Children

Heather Briscoe - Margaret Clarke Grant to Teachers & DPSF Grant 2019 - $600.91

Terri Metzler - Gene & Lynn Gumfory Grant to Teachers & DPSF Grant 2019 - $549.92

Taryn Hope - DPSF Grant 2019 - $326.85

Rebecca Bowers – Delaney Gregory Pre-K scholarship - $1,000

DPSFTaras Borysyuk - Barbara Fischer Grant to Teachers - $500

Christina Dorton - Barbara Fischer Grant to Teachers & DPSF Grant 2019 - $1,000

Tapu Ahmed and Bridget Matamoros – DPSF Grant - $1,000

Monica Colson – DPSF Scholarship - $1,000

 

Harpool Middle School

Rebecca Kraft & Co-Sponsors – DPSF Grant - $3,025

Casey Hubbard - DPSF & iTeachTexas 2011 Scholarships - $700

 

Hawk Elementary School

Shelby Kerner – Robert Colon McSween Grant to Teachers -- $929.50

Amanda Belcher & Tracy Rickert – CoServ Grant to Teachers 2014 -- $1,000

Casey Collins - Ben E. Keith Grant to Teachers & DPSF Grant 2019 - $600

 

Hawk/McNair Elementary School

Christi Knox - Larry Kerner Grant to Teachers & Teacher to Teacher Grant 2018/GHS Zone - $849.55

 

Hodge Elementary School

Deanna Seigler – CoServ Foundation Grant 2019 -- $994.28

Melissa Barrera – Stantec Grant to Teachers -- $500

Marlene Walker – DPSF Grant 2019 -- $1,000

 

Houston Elementary School

Gina Martin, Robyn O’Connell, Windee Redmond, Stacy Hamilton, and Becky Ellison – DPSF Grant - $1,115

 

La Grone Advanced Technology Center

Charles Milne – Edwin Owen Fulton Grant to Teachers & DPSF Grant 2019 – $800

 

McMath Middle School

Amanda Wagemann - CoServ Grant To Teachers 2015 & Kristoferson Family Grant to Teachers - $850

Shelly Swafford & Chris Taylor - Sawko & Burroughs Grant To Teachers 2015 & Denton Public School Foundation Grant 2019 - $1,000

Shelly Swafford & Co-Sponsors – DPSF Grant - $3,025

Amanda Wagemann – DPSF Scholarship - $1,000

 

Myers Middle School

Kevin Rybowicz & Co-Sponsors – DPSF Grant - $3,025

Patrick Powers Jr. – DPSF Scholarship - $1,000

 

Navo Middle School

Deanna Fields - Teacher to Teacher Grant /BHS Zone & DPSF Grant 2019 - $275.18

Gwendolyn Hope-Battley - Groundhog Day Gala Grant to Teachers 2014 & 2015 - $1,000

Alice Ann Hostetter & Co-Sponsors – DPSF Grants - $3,025

 

Nelson Elementary School

Amelia Schmidt - Balfour Beatty Grant to Teachers 2008 & Teacher to Teacher Grant /GHS Zone - $994.66

Monica Hughes - CoServ Foundation Grant 2019 - $1,000

Jordis Friday, Jessica Boerner, and Philana Williams – DPSF Grant - $4,000

 

Newton Rayzor Elementary School

Anna Lam - Book Cents Library Grant - $324.34

Sarah Merriweather - Book Cents Library Grant - $623.88

Jose Robles - Hugh & Bernadette Coleman Grant to Teachers & Teacher to Teacher Grant /DHS Zone - $960.65

Dawn Pruitt - LaGrone Family Grant to Teachers & LaGrone Memorial Grant to Teachers - $1,000

Melanie McGary - Teacher to Teacher Grant /DHS Zone & DPSF Grant 2019 - $250

Natalie Dhanoolal Rubio - TDIndustries Grant to Teachers & DPSF Grant 2019 - $800.94

Ivonne Huynh - Teacher to Teacher Grant /DHS Zone - $650

Laura Jones-Davis – DPSF Scholarship – $1,000

 

Pecan Creek Elementary School  

Jennifer Hartman – Balfour Beatty Grant to Teachers 2005 & 2006 -- $1,000

Lisa Flack – Balfour Beatty Grant to Teachers 2016 & 2017 -- $1,000

Rachel Biggerstaff - DATCU Grant to Teachers 2005 - $250

Juanita Ramirez-Robertson & Kent Hamilton - DPSF Grant 2019 - $74870

Victor Lozada – DPSF Grant 2019 -- $992.43

Emily Galindo – DPSF Scholarship - $1,000

Juanita Ramirez-Robinson – DPSF and Mike Gregory Scholarships - $350

 

Providence Elementary School

Donna Lewis -- First State Bank Grant to Teachers -- $500

 

Rivera Elementary School

Raul Sanchez – CoServ Foundation Grant 2019 -- $1,000

 

Rodriguez Middle School

Michelle Wiley, Baylie Sanford & Domonique Clinton - CoServ Grant to Teachers 2007 & 2011/2012 & CoServ Foundation Grant 2019 - $960

Emilio Sanchez & Co-Sponsors – DPSF Grant $3,025

 

Ryan High School

Joseph Talladino – Balfour Beatty Grant to Teachers 2007 & 2010 -- $1000

Charla Carlat  -- Teacher to Teacher Grant/RHS Zone-- $990

April Feranda – Ronny Crownover Grant to Teachers -- $500

 

Sisk Administrative Annex

Sherry Utchell – Norm Sisk Staff Scholarship - $875

 

Stephens Elementary School

Megan Trammell - Teacher to Teacher Grant /RHS Zone & DPSF Grant 2019 - $764.78

Amber Seroka – DATCU Grant to Teachers 2017 & DPSF Grant 2019 -- $945

Stacha Vera – Ann Windle Pre-K Scholarship - $1,000

Laura Kinnaird – DPSF Scholarship - $1,000

 

Strickland Middle School

Jennifer Richtsmeier – DPSF Grant - $1,500

Vinny Thomas & Co-Sponsors – DPSF Grant - $3,025

Nachel Konemann - Teacher to Teacher Grant /RHS Zone - $988

Leah Cook & Rene Hernandez - CoServ Foundation Grant 2019 - $961

Jenny Wright – CoServ Foundation Scholarship - $824.79

 

Special Education Department

Sara Pellegreen – DPSF Grant 2019 -- $136.97

Stephen Rousseau – DPSF Scholarship - $800

Heather Briscoe – Ann Windle Pre-K Scholarship - $1,000              

 

Union Park Elementary School

Sara Cunningham - CoServ Foundation Grant 2019 - $910.85

 

W.S. Ryan Elementary School

William Watkins -- Balfour Beatty Grant to Teachers 2018 & 2019 -- $1000

Shelley Langford – Groundhog Day Gala Grant to Teachers 2005 & DPSF Grant 2019 - $913.24

Laurie Forsyth - DPSF Grant 2019 - $303.64

 

Wilson Elementary School

Alenis Ramos - DPSF Grant 2019 - $999.45

Couri Sargent - Book Cents Library Grant & DPSF Grant 2019 - $901

Kate McPherson – Mike Gregory Scholarship - $900

 

Windle School for Young Children

Maria Cunningham - Robert Colon McSween Grant to Teachers - $100

Amanda Qualls – DPSF Grant - $3,271         

 

For more information on the Denton Public School Foundation or an individual grant or scholarship, please contact Jackie Jackson, executive director of the Foundation, at (940) 369-0064 or by email at jjackson2@dentonisd.org.