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Six Grants Awarded to Moreland Teachers Through Moreland Education Foundation (MEF)

December 14, 2017, San Jose, CA:  Several Moreland School District teachers have been awarded Innovation Grants through the Moreland Education Foundation (MEF) Small Grants Program.  Over $8,000 in grant money was awarded to the four schools who applied and presented their idea at the December MEF Board Meeting.

The following grant award recipients were chosen for programs or materials that go beyond the school budget.  





Jim Praisewater,
Mei Li Cline,
Joseph Sinn &
Sarah Huggins

Easterbrook Discovery School (EDS)

EDS STEAM Lab Funding (to expand the tools and equipment, such as a robotics testing table, LEGO wall/divider, wood pieces for the CNC (C-Carve) machine, as well as necessary power & hand tools required)


Keith Potthoff, Jennifer Meadows, Rachelle Brown, Jeff Spafford


Improving school culture & appreciation through artistic enrichment (new wall art mural, creation of student mutual space that would have a large public chalkboard wall & bulletin boards)


Connie Reak


Diamond Del’s Gem Mining (provide 2nd grade students with a hands-on experience through an in-class presentation on mining)


Andrea Taylor

Country Lane

Flexible Seating Stools (to support students who may need alternative seating options in class)


Nikita Shah/Vanessa Martin

Country Lane

STEM cart rolls (STEM materials for monthly STEM activities)


Heidi Sherry, Natasha Bhave, Wendy Doolittle

Country Lane

Tools for Zones of Regulation Curriculum (designed to help students with sensory needs regulate their bodies and minds in order to focus)


The MEF Innovation Grants program supports innovative and creative approaches to education in all areas of learning and student enrichment, including Project Based Learning, staff development, school climate enrichment and parent education.  The goal for the MEF small grants program is to identify programs that once established successfully can be sustained and modeled by others in the Moreland School District.  

To learn more or apply for a MEF Innovation grant, visit:

The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (BP 0410)

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Jennifer Baldwin, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources,

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