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SRP education grant winners

Every year SRP provides more than $200,000 in direct classroom funding for teachers in SRP’s service territory through our grant programs. See this year’s education grant winners.

Touchdowns for Teachers winners

Touchdowns for Teachers provides funding directly to teachers for classroom resources. This season, every time the Cardinals got in the end zone, SRP supported two teachers with a $500 grant.

See the list of this year’s winning teachers and schools.

Aprende Middle School Tonia D.
ASU Prep South Phoenix Nicole L.
Auxier Elementary School Aubrey M.
Bicentennial South Elementary School Kerry B.
Brinton Elementary School Cindy B.
Cambridge Academy East Barbara C.
Canyon Rim Elementary School Maria T.
Carson Junior High School Jeff J.
Carson Junior High School Julie C.
Cheatham Elementary School Shaniene T.
Combs High School Kali B.
Copper Canyon High School Henderika T.
Cortez High School Wayne G.
Desert Horizon Elementary School Petchie A.
Desert Horizon Elementary School Rocio M.
Desert Palms Elementary School Breana M.
Desert Palms Elementary School Lauren W.
Desert Ridge Junior High School Parul N.
Desert Ridge School Nicholas M.
Desert Vista Elementary School Rebecca M.
Dobson Academy Stephanie P.
Dos Rios Elementary School Nichole L.
Entz Elementary School Andrea S.
Falcon Hill Elementary School Jennifer B.
Falcon Hill Elementary School Sharisse N.
Franklin West Elementary School Amy V.
Gilbert Classical Academy Rebecca B.
Gilbert Public Schools Maggie F.
Glendale High School Patrick M.
GPS Global Academy Susan M.
Hale Elementary School Denise M.
Hamilton High School Sherrie H.
Highland Arts Elementary School Amy D.L.
Highland High School Allison R.
Hudson Elementary School Marie K.
Hudson Elementary School Courtney C.
Imagine Camelback Januarita B.
Imagine Desert West Middle School Jennifer C.
Imagine East Mesa Elementary School Rachel C.
Imagine Schools Cortez Park Elementary Olivia P.
Imagine Schools East Mesa Elementary and Middle Tara B.
Ira A. Fulton Elementary School Christina C.
Jack Barnes Elementary School Lisa P.
John F. Long Elementary School Migdalia M-R
Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School Wendy H.
Las Sendas Elementary School Misty S.
Las Sendas Elementary School McKenzie B.
Legacy Traditional School Kelsey W.
Legacy Traditional School Margaret W.
Lehi Elementary School Brittany M.
Lehi Elementary School Elizabeth C.
Lehi Elementary School Naomi S.
Lincoln Elementary School Angela T.
Lincoln Elementary School Kacie E.
Lindbergh Elementary School Tilda R.
Longfellow Elementary School April R.
McDowell Mountain Elementary School Sharon M.
Mesa High School Jarad C.
Mesquite Elementary School Dawn K.
Mesquite High School Hannah P.
Mesquite High School Samuel F.
Monte Vista Elementary School Alexandra A.
Neely Traditional Academy Bethany B.
Noah Webster School Andrew G.
Patterson Elementary School Sarah M.
Patterson Elementary School Kelsie C.
Percy L. Julian Elementary School Mirela J.
Phoenix Day School for the Deaf Abby M.
Rice Elementary School Brianne A.
Rio Vista Elementary School Vanesse L.
Rio Vista Elementary School Maria T. R.
Robson Elementary School Judy S.
Robson Elementary School Melissa V.
Roosevelt Elementary School Sara C.
Settler's Point Elementary School Lori H.
Settler's Point Elementary School Kimberly M-N.
SHARP School Jennifer C.
Smith Junior High School Josh S.
Sonoma Ranch Elementary School Rebecca G.
Sonoma Ranch Elementary School Paulette G.
Stapley Junior High School Dan P.    
Stevenson Elementary School Amanda M.
Taft Elementary School Shawni B.
Taft Elementary School Roxanne W.
Trevor G. Browne High School Linda R.
Vista del Sur Accelerated Academy Jessica A.
Vista del Sur Accelerated Academy Keith M.
Washington Elementary School Jamie C.
Western Valley Elementary School Lynn B.
Westwind Elementary School Sydney K.
Westwood Elementary School Mary L.
Westwood High School Valerie C.
Whittier Elementary School Leigh H.
Whittier Elementary School Jamie H.
William R. Sullivan Elementary School Phillip M.
Zaharis Elementary School Jennifer K.

Learning grant recipients

This year, 28 schools were selected through evaluators and a committee to receive an SRP Learning grant.

SRP will fund the following projects for a total contribution of $124,149.65. A variety of STEM/STEAM projects will be supported, ranging from robotics to lab equipment.

See the list of 2021-22 recipients and how they plan to use their grant money below, or get full details.

Elementary School Recipients

  • Basha Elementary School (Chandler) $5,000: Funds will be used to purchase materials for the fifth-grade team to teach energy units in science using the new science standards.
  • Creighton Academy (Phoenix) $5,000: Funds will be used to purchase materials to build a science and STEM lab with force and motion kits, robotics, gravity-related items and physiological materials.
  • Desert Oasis Elementary School (Tolleson) $5,000: Funds will be used to purchase solar panel kits, MicroBits and MotoBits (robotics).
  • Desert Willow Elementary (Casa Grande) $4,371.92: Funds will be used to purchase a 3D printer, two laptops, a workbench and materials for students to create.
  • Julia Randall Elementary (Payson) $828.15: Funds will be used to purchase 30 STEM kits focused on circuits, magnetism and gravity for the benefit of 580 students.
  • Palm Valley Elementary (Goodyear) $4,800: Funds will be used to upgrade the math program to Guided Math and purchase four new laptops to help implement the program.
  • Payson Elementary School (Payson) $5,000: Funds will be used to purchase three complete Cubelets kits so that more robotics can be incorporated into their STEAM program.
  • Roadrunner Elementary School (Phoenix) $800: Funds will be used to purchase 20 different STEM kits on pulleys, circuits, wind power, coding and space, among others.
  • Vistancia Elementary School (Peoria) $3,385: Funds will be used to purchase new molecular modeling sets and a class set of Vernier pressure sensors.
  • Westwind Elementary (Phoenix) $1,700: Funds will be used to give students access to virtual labs and simulations.

Middle School Recipients

  • Arete Preparatory Academy (Gilbert) $5,000: Funds will be used to conduct laboratory experiments using wind tunnels to study the formation of ripple marks and wind streaks.
  • Payson Unified/Rim Country Middle School (Payson) $4,869.52: Funds will be used to purchase a host of electricity kits called "Snap Circuits."
  • Pensar Academy (Glendale) $5,000: Funds will be used to purchase three 3D printers and filament for the benefit of 300 students per year.
  • Poston Jr. High (Mesa) $5,000: Funds will be used to purchase science equipment to explore several science concepts with a hands-on student-centered approach.
  • Rhodes Jr. High (Mesa) $5,000: Funds will be used to purchase inventory and equipment to engineer and create everyday household products for 600 seventh- and eighth-grade students.
  • Sanders Middle School (Sanders) $5,000: Funds will be used to purchase 3D printers, Arduino kits, Raspberry Pis and robotics kits.
  • Sonoran Trails Middle School (Cave Creek) $5,000: Funds will be used to purchase radiation monitors, earth science collection kits, electronic scales and a microscope kit.
  • South Valley Jr. High (Gilbert) $5,000: Funds will be used to purchase technology tools that measure carbon and oxygen levels to explore the concept of photosynthesis.
  • Smith Jr. High (Mesa) $3,800: Funds will be used to purchase science equipment that helps students explore and understand energy concepts.
  • Stapley Jr. High (Mesa) $5,000: Funds will be used to purchase equipment that will help eighth-grade students see how solar energy can be transferred into usable electrical energy.

High School Recipients

  • Arizona College Prep High School, Erie Campus (Chandler) $5,000: Funds will be used to purchase a generator for a hydroelectric generation project that students will design to be used at the school.
  • Eduprize (Gilbert) $4,999.99: Funds will be used to purchase Vernier wireless sensors to be used in Eduprize’s International Baccalaureate Program.
  • Gilbert High School (Gilbert) $3,500: Funds will be used to implement the CASTLE program: Capacitor-Aided System for Teaching and Learning Electricity.
  • McClintock High School (Tempe) $4,480.07: Funds will be used to purchase materials for engineering projects, including a 3D printer.
  • Sandra Day O’Connor High School (Phoenix) $5,000: Funds will be used to purchase Arduino kits, 3D filament for a previously purchased 3D printer and project materials.
  • Sunnyslope High School (Phoenix) $5,000: Funding will be used to purchase laptops with specialized construction and engineering design programs.
  • Yeshiva High School (Phoenix) $5,000: Funding will be used to equip a science lab with basic chemistry and biology tools.

History and Social Science grant recipients

This year, seven schools were selected through evaluators and the committee to receive an SRP History and Social Science grant. SRP will fund the following projects for a total of $32,527.

See a list of this year’s recipients and how they plan to use their grant money below, or get full details.

Elementary school recipients

  • Alta Vista Elementary School (Phoenix) – $2,500
    Project: Mirror Mirror, What's the History of Us All?
    Funds will be used to purchase 157 current and updated historical fiction titles to directly support social and historical studies and state standards for grades K-6.
  • Campo Bello Elementary School (Phoenix) – $2,500
    Project: Building a Community
    Funding will be used to support the “Building a Community” project, a multifaceted project in which second-grade students will choose and research a community helper or occupation within the community.
  • Tonalea K-8 School (Scottsdale) – $2,500
    Project: Rigorous Resources for new Arizona Social Studies Standards
    Funding will be used to purchase materials to develop critical thinking and essential college and career skills for sixth- to eighth-grade students.

Middle school recipients

  • Arizona Charter Academy (Surprise) – $2,500
    Project: Historic Connections - Immersive Learning Project
    Funding will be used to support the “Historic Connections” project, an immersion learning experience that connects the social studies curriculum to course work in science, music and art.
  • Queen Creek Unified School District (Queen Creek) – $2,100
    Project: Westward Expansion
    Funding will be used to purchase Ozobots for the Westward Expansion Unit for fifth-grade ELP students at multiple schools.
  • St. Johns Middle School (St. Johns) – $2,500
    Project: Classroom Curriculum Materials
    Funding will be used to purchase a class set of world history textbooks and laminated desk maps to be used by the sixth-grade class.
  • Vista del Sur Accelerated Academy (Laveen) – $2,200
    Project: Learning about the Past through Archaeology
    Funding will be used to provide sixth-grade students with real and virtual reality tools to immerse themselves in the lives of archaeologists.