As of February 27, 2024, all Teacher Innovation Grant funds have been awarded. A summary report will be available in the Fall of 2024. Thank you to all who applied. 

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Teacher Innovation Grant Award Recipients

Teacher Innovation Grant Award Recipients

RoundSchool/DistrictTeacherScope of Grant
Round 1Starkweather Public SchoolsJodi ErickstadSnowshoeing education and exercise program for all students and their families at the school district.
Round 2Bismarck Public Schools Century High SchoolGina PhillipsCreate a community garden for students to learn the importance of community and social development and healthy lifestyles.
Round 2Medina Public SchoolsApril FothPurchase the Interactive Health Technologies Spirit System for her school and use it to teach students about their physical and social-emotional health.
Round 2Montpelier Public SchoolsEllen Anderson Start a STEM class where students can use SkyOp to learn about new technology in agriculture and obtain drone certification.
Round 3

West Fargo Public Schools 

Heritage Middle School

Callie NavarathneExpand Makerspace opportunities for students and teachers.
Round 4Bismarck Public Schools   Legacy High SchoolMichael Jacobson3D printers for CTE students to learn about and build assistive technology for exceptional learners.
Round 5Kulm Public SchoolsAmy JohnsonUpgrade and expand its SMARTlab.
Round 6Sawyer Public SchoolsRyan StockieDrone Racing Esports
Round 7Hettinger Public SchoolsBrooke SchneiderSchoolwide Botanical Initiative will involve each K-12 student in a standard-aligned growing project and a rain garden and hydroponics system.
Round 8Beach Public SchoolsJessie SchmelingBridge the "old" with the "new" and team up with the local museum and allow students to build their own exhibits, encouraging students to research and engage with topics of all areas. 
Round 8Wyndmere Public SchoolsKelly KoboutekSet up a student-run shirt shop to teach elementary students the importance of business and community involvement.
Round 9Minot Public Schools Dakota Elementary SchoolLory KellerPurchase a CO2 3D laser cutter to expand STEM opportunities and education.
Round 9Kidder Co. Public SchoolDamian KennedyCreate a multimedia production room for a school podcast and for continued visual and audio content growth.
Round 9

Richardton-Taylor Public Schools

Taylor Elementary School

Kellie RedkaBuild a greenhouse and sensory garden for all students.