Grant Recipients for the 2015-2016 School Year

On the first day of school for the 2015-2016 year, 8 grants were awarded by PPEF during teacher orientation at Portsmouth High School. The grants presented for this academic year are as follows:

● The “Barton Carroll Memorial Grant” was awarded to Michelle Murtha and Kimberly Rosander at PHS for “Bridging the Math Gap”.

● The “William “Jay” Humphrey Grant” was given to Hathaway third grade teachers Nancy Doucet, Ashley Adamson, Pamela Hamilton, and Morgan Curtis for “Build To Learn”.

● The “Dr. Robert A. Davidson” Grant was presented to Hathaway first grade teachers Sharon Raposa, Claudia Divoll, Diana Grinnell, and Laurel Oliveira for “The Fundamentals Of Reading”.

● State Senator Dr. Christopher Ottiano secured a “Senate Legislative Grant” for PPEF. These funds were awarded to Melville Kindergarten teachers Nicole Vanasse, Amy Walker, Ashley D’Ellena, and Danielle Laurie for “Encouraging Hand-On Learning and Engineering in Kindergarten” as well as Hathaway special educator Sara Hilyard for “Ready-Set-Learn!”.

● The “Lt. Colonel Edward Fitzgerald Grant” was awarded to PHS teachers Krista Hook and Rose Escobar for “Technology Meets Clay: The Art of Photo Transfer”.

● The “Karen Chiumento Grant” was given to Hathaway second grade teacher Liz King for “Using Local Landmarks to Inspire Young Writers”.

● PMS teacher Heather Baker was awarded a grant to help fund the annual “March Into Reading” program. The PPEF Board of
Directors decided to annually fund $1000 to this initiative rather than to consider it a new grant request.

● After more funds were secured PPEF was able to partially grant Melville’s first grade as well as Hathaway’s second grade with 4 Mini IPADS for each school.

Grant Recipients for the 2014-2015 School Year

At Portsmouth School Department’s Teacher Orientation on August 25, 2014, the Portsmouth Public Education Foundation awarded ten grants to educators from all grade levels in areas such as literacy, mathematics , the environment and sustainability, and technology . Awards were given in the following categories:  The Barton Carroll Memorial Awards went to  Joel De Marco…

Grant Recipients for the 2013-2014 Academic Year

Grants for the 2013-2014 Academic Year were presented to the following teachers throughout the Portsmouth School Department. The “Dr. Robert A Davidson Awards” were presented to Hathaway and Melville Schools teachers Laura Backman for “Creating Nonfiction Picture Books.” Michele Polselli, Nicole Vanasse, Val Seveney and Kathy Veira were presented a grant for Melville School entitled “The Pond and Beyond and Life in…

Grant Recipients 2012-2013 Academic Year

Grants given by PPEF in 2012-2013 Academic year Hathaway School Vicky Flaherty- The Very Busy Kindergartners $448.96 Liz King- Bugs in the Classroom- $825. Total awarded- $1273.96 Portsmouth Middle School Anthony Rivard/Tanin Tickner- Creating Small Reading Communities-$1620 Amy Gerrior/Alison Ernest- Versatile Learning $445.76 Erin Costa-The Gloriumptious Roald Dahl- $1280 Total awarded- $3,345.76 Portsmouth High School…

Fall 2011 Grant Recipients

Total amount awarded in this round of grant making: $15,363.00 The Portsmouth Public Education Foundation (PPEF) is proud to acknowledge the excellence and dedication of our public school teachers by awarding 18 grants this year totaling $15,363.00! PPEF announced their grant rewards for school year 2011/2012 at the Public School Teachers Orientation Meeting held on…

2011-2012 Grant Recipients Announced!

Portsmouth Public Education Foundation (PPEF) proudly awarded 18 Educational Excellence grants at the Portsmouth School Department Teachers Orientation meeting held Wednesday, August 31, at the Portsmouth Middle School. Grants awarded so far for the 2011-2012 school year totaled over $15,000 and all schools were given awards. Newly elected PPEF president, Marilyn Brockway and PPEF Treasurer,…

2010-2011 Grant Recipients and Teacher of the Year Announced!

Portsmouth, RI (August 31): Once again at the Teachers Orientation Meeting held at Portsmouth High, the Portsmouth Public Education Foundation was proud to announce the 2010-2011 PPEF Educational Excellence Grant Recipients and their 3rd Teacher of the Year Award recipient. Thirteen grants were awarded that totaled $8,743. The grants spread among Melville Elementary School, Portsmouth…

Fall 2010 Grant Recipients

Thirteen grants funded. Total amount awarded in this round of grant making: $8,562 And congratulations to PPEF’s 2010 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Kimberly Cunningham!! Melville School Center Stage Plus Math Diane Roth Senate Civic Support Grant Lights Camera Action – Building Reading Fluency Donna Powell, Sue Roklan, Valerie Seveney, Bryn Weymouth Dr. Robert A.…

PPEF Announces 2010 Grant Recipients and Teacher of the Year

The Portsmouth Public Education Foundation is proud to announce the grant recipients for school year 2009/2010. A total of twenty-one Educational Excellence grants were awarded to the teachers at the Teachers’ Orientation meeting at Portsmouth High on August 31. Congratulations to the following teachers: From Portsmouth High – Ted Rausch “Hungry for Fruit Loops” Rose…

Fall 2009 Grant Recipients

Twentyone Grants funded. Total amount awarded in this round of grant making: $13,346.00. And congratulations to PPEF’s 2009 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Cheryl DelSanto!! Elmhurst School Wading In Valerie Seveney Mary Honnen Memorial Grant Hathaway School Picture Worth a Thousand Words Sharon Raposo Plug Into Reading Diana Grinnel Slamming and Jamming Joan Eldredge-Mouradillan Senate…