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  • Grants for Excellence Awards $100,000 to 17 Projects

    The Grants for Excellence program is part of the State of Florida School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program through the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. The Escambia County Public Schools Foundation used $50,000 of the funds, in addition to locally raised donations to match, allowing for $100,000 in high impact grants to be awarded this year.

    Applicants were asked to focus on literacy, low performing students, and graduation rates in their projects, and were encouraged to collaborate across grade levels, entire schools, or subject areas in order to have a greater reach for their projects. Grants between $2,000 and $7,500 were awarded through the application and blind review process to 17 different creative and collaborative projects. There are great innovative things happening in our Escambia County Public Schools.  This program is ongoing and has had a major impact through the years, allowing for projects that are not funded by another source.  We rely on local business partners, individual donors and our Foundation fundraising to fund this program.

  • Congratulations to the 2023 - 2024 Grants for Excellence
    Grant Winners!

    Grants for Excellence Winners


    Lacey Blackmon Jim Allen Elementary Literacy and Justice for All!
    Julia Britt Bellview Middle Present and We Count!
    Megan Currie Scenic Heights Elementary Pedagogy with Promethean: Active Panels for Active Pupils
    Suzanne DeLay Math and Science Department Visualizing Science
    Stacey Duncan McArthur Elementary Nourish and Thrive
    Brooke Ferrara Beulah Elementary Reading Renaissance - Igniting Imagination through Literature
    Elizabeth Greenberg Montclair Elementary Success with STEAM!
    Rebecca Hatch Molino Park Elementary Rewarding Readers - Books for Behavior
    Jennifer Kemp C.A. Weis Elementary Wonderful Writing Traits
    Sabra Kuhlman Holm Elementary It Takes a Village
    Yohana Lopez Ensley Elementary Light Up and Rock Your Language and Writing Skills!
    Kristin Maum J.M. Tate High School Learning with Less Lecture
    Molly O'Connor Roy Hyatt Environmental Center Wild About Wildlife!
    Stepanie Odom Montclair Elementary Making Mighty Musicians
    Lori Perkins McArthur Elementary The Hive (our school library): Where We Sit, Read and Succeed
    Shannon Rowe Scenic Heights Elementary Improving the Quality of Primary Writing Skills with
    Interactive Writing Experiences in First Grade
    Roberta Wetzel Jim C. Bailey Middle Create the BUZZ by Connecting Readers and Writers through an
    Author School Visit
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