National Educators Grants
The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2012 Moss Foundation Grants for the 2013 school year:
Pahoa High & Intermediate School, Pahoa, HI - $600 - Teacher: Suzanne Nozaki. Project: "EAT, Edible Art for Teens. This project will enable students to create artistic creations using food items and special tools. Food has always been a great motivator. Art, too, has proven to be an effective method in reaching all types of learning styles. The combination of "food & art" will be a win-win situation with students learning as they create and eat.
Sharp-Leadenhall Elementary School, Baltimore, MD $600 and a special grant of $200 given by Society chapter Moss in the Valley -Teacher: Elaine Tucker - Project: Mosaic/ Stained glass. This project is an important part of a year-long, school-wide theme of "Road Trip", which incorporates lessons in literacy, social studies, science, math and technology using the creativity of mosaic and stained glass.
Giant Steps of St. Louis, Maplewood, MO $500 - Teacher: Edo Rosenblith - Project: Diversify and enhance existing art program with a wider variety of equipment and supplies. Introduce new media to students with significant motor delays to build confidence in their abilities. For students with more developed motor skills, introduce new media to keep them engaged and to raise their expectations for themselves.
Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 Early Intervention Preschool Program, Mar Lin, PA $500 - Teacher: Janelle Sicket - Project: "Learning, Playing & Creating Together" project opens the door to the art of freestyle and expressive painting to developmentally delayed preschool children through a combination of therapeutic movements, sensory activities and bright colors.
Clover Avenue Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA $460 - Teacher: Joseph VandenBussche - Project: This project will create an art rich environment that is appropriate for preschool special education students. Project will develop art centers in the classroom that allows children to use their imaginations to guide them in creating visual art.
Congratulations to all winners!
For educators who need assistance to further their program goals, the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education has grants available for up to $1,000 to be awarded in 2013 with the grant monies to be used in 2014 programs. Applications will only be accepted May - September 30, 2013.
Applications may be made for a grant up to $1,000 to support a new or evolving program that integrates the arts into educational programming.The purpose is to aid and support teachers who wish to establish an effective learning tool using the arts in teaching children who learn differently.
Please download Educator Grant Application for more details.