Foundation Awards Star Grants
Posted on 01/24/2023
Cheers and tears of joy could be heard and seen across GCISD on Friday, January 20, as the Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation (GCEF) surprised four more Star Grant recipients. This was the second and final round of the 24 GCEF grant awards presented this school year. Watch our video of the Star Grant Patrol, which included Foundation Board members, community leaders, GCISD administrators and foundation sponsors, delivering the good news to 21 teachers in December. The purpose of the Star Grants is to support promising ideas that enhance existing programs or pilot a new program. More than $3.5 million have been awarded since the program’s inception. To support the foundation in its endeavors to help our schools, visit the GCEF’s website.

Congratulations to all Star Grant recipients:

GCISD - Dr. Julie Leslie & C&I Leadership Team
for C&I Professional Learning Grant

GCISD - Jennifer Brosette
for Continuing to Build a Strong Literacy Foundation in GCISD

Cannon Elementary - Samantha Heller
for Cannon RISE Classroom Needs

Cannon Elementary - Jennifer Pettit, Ha Dinh, Paige Summers, Becca Middlebrook, Emily Matheny
for Decodable Literacy Library K-2

Dove Elementary - Kristin Clary, Amy Smith, Samantha Park, Melissa Blackburn
for Creating Rigorous Small Group Interventions

Dove Elementary - Louisa Hilton
for Strategies for Challenging Your Gifted Student Book Study/Professional Development

Dove Elementary - McKenzie Martin
for Dove Early Childhood Special Education

Dove Elementary - Kimberly Michelle Miller
for Sensory Learning

Dove Elementary - Bree Moody
for Project 9 Square in the Air!

Grapevine Elementary - Courtney Ervin
for Just Words, Literacy Intervention

Timberline Elementary - Jenny Coffey
for PreK -The Most Important Year: Learning through PLAY

Timberline Elementary - Elyse Hahne
for Supporting the Whole Child & Their Unique Needs

Cross Timbers Middle School - Daniela Barbaro, Marisela May, Johanna Preston, Rachel Hill
for Sparking Insight in Graphic Literacy with Spark Timers

Cross Timbers Middle School and Career and Technical Education - Bailey Gross, Stacie Cooper, Katie Adams, Chelsea Lanier
for Human Services Classrooms Kitchen Upgrades

Cross Timbers Middle School and Heritage Middle School - James Guess, Kimberly Phillips
for Increase in Student Involvement in eSports

Colleyville Heritage High School - Tanner Hannah, Leslie Singles, Jason Crump, Stephanie Ovalle

for Astronomy Telescopes

Colleyville Heritage High School - Stephanie Neal
for Colleyville Heritage DECA School Store

Grapevine High School - Kelsey Anderson, Don Gilley, Sharla Strong, Rahcel Sakakeeny, Patricia Reed, Patricia Parent: GHS
for Take Note 2.0

Grapevine High School - Sterling Bristow & Sherrilynn Lee
for GHS Calculus - Calculus in Motion

Grapevine High School - Courtenay Harris
for Camera & Film Equipment

Grapevine High School - James McCarthy
for GCISD Robotics

Grapevine High School - Amber Owens
for ProStart Culinary Team

Grapevine High School - Julee Sanders
for Exploring Earth Space Science

Grapevine High School - Kirsten Shriver, Alexis Allen, Rachel Dunn, Alex Kuykendall
for Biotechnology and Chemistry in Agriculture