Congratulations to the 2022-23 creative classroom grant recipients – Thank you to ALL who submitted applications this cycle.   

     Creative Classroom Grants 

Thanks to the generosity of our business partners and donors,

Valley Alliance for Education has approved funding for 20 grants totaling $27,111

PLUS 3 School Grants, to the Teachers of the Year from each Division:

Sponsored by NTELOS Wireless Foundation

Totaling $30,111 to be awarded 

VAE – would like to THANK everyone who participated in the CCG process 

See Below for a complete list of CCG Recipients and School Grants for 2022-23 scholastic year

 

Lead Teacher Division School Title
Kristin Beery Augusta/Waynesboro Valley Career and Technical Center Veering Into Viticulture
Erin Hagedorn Waynesboro City Kate Collins Middle School Dig Into Growing With Me

Teresa Rich &                        Dan Szczecinski

 

Augusta County Guy Stump Elementary School Sensory Equipment to Benefit Students with Autism/sensory Difficulties   
Beth Teachey &    Makennah Moore Augusta and Waynesboro Valley Academy Growing Together: A Horticulture and Community Project
Heather Smith Reeps Staunton City McSwain Elementary School Finding the Balance Point: Building Mobiles & Kinetic Sculptures
Diane Kester Staunton City Bessie Weller  Elementary School What’s Force Got to Do With It? (May the force be with you 64-7) 
Katie Ditchen Staunton City Dixon Educational Center Pre-School Paleontology 
Katie Ditchen, Holly Lefcheck & Erica Hevener Staunton City Dixon Educational Center Cooking up Messy Fun in the Outdoor Mud Kitchen
Cathy Holland Augusta County Riverheads High School Shopping in Europe – A French Immersion Experience 
Sara Conner Augusta County Stuarts Draft Middle School Classroom Coffee Cafe
Erin Hagedorn Waynesboro City Kate Collins Middle School Unplugged and Engaged

Shayna Keagy 

Augusta County Hugh K. Cassell Elementary School Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes, and Flannel Boards

Marsha Rodriguez

Augusta County Riverheads Elementary School Digging Up the Roots of Oue Past
Beth Brafford Augusta County Wilson Elementary School Delightful Decodables
Amanda Massie &            Amy Fitzgerald Augusta County Hugh K. Cassell Elementary School Cracking the Reading Code: One Secret at a Time
Lori Peltonen &              Nicole Knupp Staunton City Staunton High School Vark Voxes
Ben Ham Augusta County Stuarts Draft High School Revving Up To Electric
Lisa Troxell Augusta County Stuarts Draft High School Our School CAN Fly
Kristin Beery Augusta/Waynesboro Valley Career & Technical Center  Crazy for Chickens
Ben Wyrick Augusta County S. Gordon Stewart Middle School Flight Simulator PC
Amanda Hall Waynesboro City Westwood Hills Elementary School We’re Programming The Future!
$1,000 School Grants honoring the 2022 Teachers of the Year: Sponsored by our business partner: NTELOS  Wireless Foundation
Lori Peltonen Staunton City Staunton High School 2022  Teacher of the Year
Brad Bryant Augusta County Valley Career & Technical Center 2022  Teacher of the year
Mathew Snyder Waynesboro City Kate Collins Middle School 2022  Teacher of the Year