Forney Education Foundation Awards Innovative Teaching Grants to FISD Educators

The Forney Education Foundation recently awarded a total of 30 grants worth $48,500 to 30 teachers in Forney ISD.

Directors from the foundation visited each teacher in their classroom on Wednesday, Oct. 3 announcing the grants.

On Monday, Oct. 1, the foundation presented the check for the grants to the Forney ISD Board of Trustees at the board's regular monthly board meeting.

The Forney Education Foundation was formed in 2004 to support the students and staff of Forney ISD.

The foundation awards dual credit scholarships to Forney ISD high school students and teacher grants to Forney ISD teachers, administrators and staff members.     



        Grant Name                                          Campus            Teacher

Large Screen Chromebooks                              Admin           Jennifer Gillespie

SMU's Mursion and New AP's                             Admin           Sandi Whitley

Really Great Reading for SPED                         Blackburn      Mollie Kasper

Upgrading Classroom Novel Sets                       Brown          Adrian Caloss

Spicing It Up With Technology                          Claybon        Sherrill Emberlin

Lego                                                               Claybon        Margaret Pearce 

Interactive Technology                                    Claybon        Demetria Grissom

Healthy Lifestyle in Life Skills                         Claybon        Jodie Wojtowicz

Literature Novels                                            Criswell       Tammy Nebhut

Informational Texts about Texas                      Crosby          Lori Burris

Bringing the World into our classrooms            Crosby          Danielle Alt





Number Talks                                                  Crosby         Olivia Lemons

The New Frontier in Film Making                      FHS             Susannah Hitcheson

Unbroken                                                        FHS             Gregory Fink

Picture Communications                                  FHS              Mary Farrow

Making Student Connections                            FHS              Cherise Nichols

Get Lit!                                                          FHS              Cherise Nichols

Digging Deeper for Success                              FLA              Stephen Whiffen

Lego Wall                                                        FLA             Kimberly David

Interactive Boxlight Projectors                        Johnson        Karen Wilson

Getting to Know Our Community                     Johnson        Kacey Jackson




Share the Reading!                                         Johnson        Samantha ONeil

Balanced Literacy for Big Kids                         Lewis           Christie Harty

Mastering Blood Pressure                                 NFHS           Marisa Pennington

Freck! In US History                                        NFHS            Clarence McClung

Getting Graphic                                              NFHS            Dani Fouser

Promoting Literacy Through Audio                   NFHS            Dani Fouser

Building Future Ready Life Skills                      NFHS            Marcy Hancock

Science Supplies                                             Rhea             Mary Smith

Scholastic Super Science Magazine                  Smith            Racquel Connelly

Positive Impact of Working Hands and Minds    Warren          Tara Torres


For more information about the foundation, visit their website at or email them at






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