Impact Grants

Program Overview

Backed by some of the community’s major corporate education supporters, the Foundation supports creative learning initiatives in the classroom. In fact, since the establishment of these grants, the Foundation has awarded more than $3 million to over 5,000 Orange County Public School teachers.

Focus areas include STEM, energy education, engineering, computational science or cybersecurity learning opportunities, arts and middle school book clubs and non-fiction classroom libraries. These grants give teachers extra resources to engage students and directly impact learning gains.
 
The Foundation is constantly working with businesses and the community to pursue new programs that benefit our students, teachers and schools. If you have an idea, we want to hear about it!
 
To apply you must be an OCPS classroom teacher (teacher of record) in a traditional school setting per funder requirements.

For more information contact:

Susan Barnhill
Administrator, Teacher Impact Grants
Office: 407-317-3261

Thank you ...

to our generous donors for making the funds available, our amazing teachers for applying, the volunteer grant review team for selecting winners and members of the Foundation Board, OCPS School Board, and volunteer grant review team for delivering many of the impact grant awards.

Impact Grant Awards Snapshot:

Arts Education Impact Grants: $12,000 awarded to 22 teachers, impacting over 5,367 students.

Bond Foundation WOMS Science Impact Grants:  $17,500 awarded to schools, 24 teachers, impacting over 3,014 students.

Duke Energy MSE Impact Grants:  $70,040 grants awarded to 28 teaching teams, impacting over 5,363 students.

Duke Energy STEM Partnership Impact Grants:  $27,960 awarded to 6 teaching teams, impacting over 1,444 students.

Non-fiction Classroom Libraries Impact Grants:  $31,544 grants awarded to 52 teachers, impacting over 3,949 students.

Middle School Book Clubs:  $7,417 awarded to 3 schools, 3 book clubs, impacting 35 students.

Gallery of 2020-21 Teacher Impact Grant Winners!

2020-21 Teacher Impact Grant Congratulatory Message!

Arts Teacher Impact Grant Winners

Aloma Elementary, Amber Ballard - $500
Audubon Park School K8, Amanda Blaisdell Lebow - $500
Bridgewater Middle, David Parzych - $380                             
East River High, Steven Celeste - $450
Endeavor Elementary, Christina Torrez - $500
Forsyth Woods Elementary, Jennifer Margrave-Garcia - $500
Freedom High, Zane Fessler, Christopher Perez, Sara Probst - $500
Freedom Middle, Kenneth Evans - $500
Gotha Middle, Gracie Weiss - $400
Jackson Middle, Kayla Ferro - $500
Lakeville Elementary, Carla Maxwell - $400
Legacy Middle, Jasmine Perez - $500
Meadow Woods Elementary, Daniel Davis, Jr. - $500
Meadow Woods Middle, Alecia Bryant - $500
Memorial Middle, Kimone Leon - $500
Ocoee Middle, Victoria Hladik - $500
Ridgewood Park Elementary, Bonnie Cox - $500
Rock Springs Elementary, Louise Schulz - $500
Timber Springs Middle, Amber Estes - $450, Maribel Lopez - $500
Union Park Middle, Joseph Koren - $500                               
Wolf Lake Middle, Andrea Phillips - $500
Zellwood Elementary, Lisa Wallace - $500

Arts Teacher Impact Grants | Delivery Photos

Bond Teacher Impact Grant Winners

Bridgewater Middle, Andrew Baksh - $720, Aaron Halling - $720
Gotha Middle, Melissa Medoff - $720, Douglas Rose - $72
Lakeview Middle, Joshua Loebenberg - $740
Ocoee Middle, Lacretia Daly - $735, Karin Vorheis - $735
Robinswood Middle, Lisa Brown - $730, Ronneesa Hall - $730, Sara Hendricks - $730,
    Stacey-Ann Kirkwood - $730, Amber Massa - $730, Melanie Stringer - $730,
    Keleisha Williams - $730
SunRidge Middle, Susan Colwell - $730, Nancy Greene - $730, Andrea Miranda &
   David Hernandez-Guzman - $730, Michael Haddan - $730, Robin Nelms - $730,
   Olivia Osborne - $730, Elis Ramos - $730, Denise Raymond - $730,
   Meghann Thrasher - $730, Aisha Turnquist - $730

Bond Teacher Impact Grants | Delivery Photos

Duke Energy | STEM Grant Winners

Apopka High,Michael MacWithey - $5,000, Roger Barrios - $4,996
Horizon West Middle, Janette Moore - $2,972
Rolling Hills Elementary, Valencia Holiday - $4,992
University High, Hayley Cheatham - $5,000
Wekiva High, Christopher Bates - $5,000

Duke Energy | STEM Teacher Impact Grants | Delivery Photos

Duke Energy | Math, Science, Energy Education (MSE) Grant Winners

Apopka Elementary, Deborah Blakeslee - $1,800
Apopka High, Cynthia Anderson - $1,664, Cooper Greenfield -$2,973,
    Josh Hutton - $2,998

Bonneville Elementary, Brittany Cleter - $1,823
Carver Middle, Sylena Shazier-Williams - $1,000
Citrus Elementary, Andria Ray - $1,946
Cypress Creek High, Mohammed Patel - $3,000
Freedom High, Zane Fessler - $3,000
Freedom Middle, Edwin Guzman - $2,173, Kelsey Hall - $1,749
    Stephanie Selznick - $2,973, William Young - $2,935
Glenridge Middle, Susan Gentry - $2,995
Pershing School, Heather Febres - $2,915
Lake Nona High, Zi;eola <edoma-Torres - $3,000, Richard Smith - $1,799
Lake Nona Middle, Corydon Strawser - $2,994
Liberty Middle, Darlene Atkinson - $2,945
Lockhart Middle, Stephanie Kasper - $3,000
Meadow Woods Middle, Terri Pope-Hellmund - $2,771
Ocoee Middle, Jose Diaz - $3,000
Piedmont Lakes Middle, John Mahoney - $1,896
Princeton Elementary, Catherine Mohr - $1,908
South Creek Middle, Michelle Bullard - $2,498
University High, Shelby Juergens - $2,978
Wedgefield K-8 School, Junior JN-Baptiste - $1,306
Winter Park High, Lynne Cohen - $3,000

Duke Energy | MSE Teacher Impact Grants | Delivery Photos

Non-Fiction Classroom Library Grant Winners

Aloma Elementary, Kellie Hansen & Tabbitha-Sue Wild-Hall - $500
Apopka High, Ethan Uhlig - $361
Apopka Middle, Sheila Adams - $500
Carver Middle, Andrew Browne - $500
Chain of Lakes Middle, Carol Lublin - $466
Clay Spring Elementary, Laura Bury - $467
Dommerich Elementary, Kelly Wilhite - $381
Dover Shores Elementary, Sarah Ruhstorfer - $500
Dr Phillips High, Derby Osias - $432
Glenridge Middle, Lauren Weinstein-Rojas - $500
East River High, Danielle Miller - $497
Eccleston Elementary, Briana Jones - $481
Englewood Elementary, Sarah Stump - $350
Freedom High, Zane Fessler - $461
Glenridge Middle, Lauren Weinstein-Rojas & Paige Politte - $500
Gotha Middle, Jason Montes - $500
Hunter's Creek Middle, Shannon Rokaw - $500
Lakevielle Elementary, Melissa Chandler - $496
Lake George Elementary, Tara Darwish - $396
Laureate Park Elementary, Jaimie Quintern - $500, Quinn J. $213,
    Ashley Ohmart - $491
Meadow Woods Elementary, Daniel Davis - $500,
    Eileen Garcia-Cruz - $500, 
Gladys Ayala - $500,
    Jordan Potrzeba - $295, Melodia McGarr - $500
Millennia Gardens Elementary, Dawn Chehab - $500
Ocoee Elementary, Karen Castle - $278, Kimberly Baer - $317
OCPS Academic Center, Larita Dariso - $499
Pinewood Elementary, Nisha Phillipmalahoo - $499
SunRidge Middle, Adriana Frank - $495
Summerlake Elementary, Deanna Stokes - $454, Brandi Witman - $493
    Christina Karn - $494, Jessica Ross - $473
Thornebrooke Elementary, Robyn Kaminski - $493
Visa Pointe Elementary, Maresa McNeill-Nieves - $500
Water Spring Elementary, Michelle Alianiello - $499
Westridge Middle, Joshua Garrett - $480
Whispering Oak Elementary, Dana Cartieri & John Warpenburg - $496
Wolf Lake Elementary, Kathleen Jordan - $498
Wyndham Lakes Elementary, Michele Thomareas - $500
Zellwood Elementary, Elizabeth Smith - $420, Tamara Daugherty -$420,
    Tammy Howard - $500

Non-Fiction Classroom Library Teacher Impact Grants | Delivery Photos

 
Gallery of 2019-20 Teacher Impact Grant Winners!

2019-20 Duke Energy | STEM, Math, Science & Energy Ed

Spotlights

Thank You Impact Grant Funders

Arts Education, Non-Fiction Classroom Libraries and Middle School Book Club Grants Arts Education, Non-Fiction Classroom Libraries and Middle School Book Club Grants