HOWELL – Members of the Howell Township Board of Education presented multiple staff members in the district with grants that will financially support curriculum projects.
All grants were awarded through the Howell Township Education Foundation (HTEF) which provides funds for programs designed to enhance and enrich curriculum for the students of the school district as well as reflect the New Jersey Student Learning Standards/New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and the district Strategic Plan.
President of the HTEF Valerie Rosenberg stated the Foundation has been awarding grants to the Howell staff since 2010. The total grants awarded have been upwards of $150,000.
“We’ve been very lucky with our fundraising efforts. However, these past two years have really put a crimp in our bank account. If it wasn’t for two very generous benefactors, we wouldn’t have been able to do grants this year,” Rosenberg said. “Fortunately, we’re awarding grants totaling almost $6,000. Although the amount is low and not what we had hoped for, our goal is to strive and double that for next year, 2023.”
“Our main fundraiser is our ‘Race to Educate,’” Rosenberg added.
At the September 14 Board of Education meeting, a total of six grants were presented by HTEF member Ed Eldridge to corresponding teachers and staff for their programs.
The following were awarded grants:
- ASI Teacher Rosemarie DePaolis at Adelphia School – Emotional Wellness Classroom
- Media Specialist Josephine Schneider at Middle School North – Zen Den
- Technology Teacher Erin Cutillo at Memorial School – Learning and Coding with iRobot
- ASI Teachers Christine Mondile, Carri Kurs, Rose DePaolis at Taunton School – Building Fact
- Media Skye Donzelli at Taunton School – Global Readers, Future Leaders; An Environmental
- Justice Adventure
- Technology Teacher Erin Cutillo at Memorial School – Creating, Coding and Lifelong Learning with Labo