Natick Education Foundation has announced the 2022-2023 Grant Award Winners. The NEF has funded 18 grants totaling $40,000. That’s up from over $22k for six projects in the 2021-2022 grant cycle.
Congratulations to the recipients as they impact the school communities with their ideas and actions.
Grants were awarded in two categories—Classroom Innovation and Professional Rejuvenation.
Classroom Innovation grants seek to enhance classrooms and programming in the Natick Public Schools. Among the 14 grants awarded were to:
- NHS’s Ray Salemi to modernize the NHS Robotics class
- Aiden McCann and Keri Crawford to encourage opportunities for teamwork through artistic expression
- Kennedy Middle School’s Sarah Murphy, to update that school’s library collection
- Natick Preschool’s Jill Ricardo to support science exploration.
Professional Rejuvenation grants seek to support educators in their professional development, pursuit, or passion. Among the four grants awarded was one to Memorial Elementary School’s Kimberly Araujo to support classroom mental health.
The next grant application window will begin in early January 2024. Grant award winners are selected in mid-March, and funds become available in April.
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