Teachers and principals earn District 51 Foundation grants

A total of 14 teachers and principals will share in nearly $9,400 grants awarded by the Mesa County School District 51 Foundation.

The foundation earmarks money from fund-raising efforts to meet needs in School District 51 — this year, technology for students and professional learning for teachers.

The grant recipients are: Sharon Kallus, Rim Rock Elementary, $1,887.50 to attend Tointon Institute Training; Meghan Roenicke, Grand Junction High School, $1,800 for a three-day training on restorative practices; Kim Smith, Bookcliff Middle School, and Heidi LaDuke, East Middle School,  $500 each to attend Minds on Math; Martha Amos, Rocky Mountain Elementary, $300 for special education training; Frances Forestier Hicks, Grand Mesa Middle School, $389.99 for two-day training on mental health; Stan Scott, Central High School, Kalinda Theobold, Pomona Elementary, Sarah Kamstra, Redlands Middle School, Katie Lawson, Wingate Elementary, and Britini Bryan, Fruitvale Elementary, $300 each to attend the Colorado Music Educators Association Conference; Nikki Johnston, Fruita Monument High School, $500 for District 51 learning model in-service for staff; Amie Landman, Wingate Elementary, $750 for District 51 learning model math training; Ann Trout, Grand Junction High School, $1,200 for teacher training on an aquaponics greenhouse. 

For more information about the District 51 Foundation, visit www.d51foundation.org.