CB Cares Awards 24 Innovative Learning Grants

In the spirit of the season, CB Cares Educational Foundation Executive Director Kimberly Cambra made a journey around the district spreading holiday cheer and awarded 24 innovative learning grants (ILG) to teachers in Central Bucks schools.

CB Cares awarded close to $14,000 for the first round of ILGs to deserving CBSD educators for their classrooms. The organization received a record amount of grant applications for inspirational projects from dedicated and motivated educators. This grants are focused on social and emotional wellness, STEM, the arts, school and community partnerships, and so much more. See a video with photos of the check presentations here.

2018 First Round Innovative Learning Grants

Barclay ES

Madison Leech, Christine Dollarton Nicole Smith

Rise Together – a family and school partnership

Bridge Valley ES

Megan Jaeger


Bridge Valley ES

Alex Stapp, Kate Tate, Amberleigh Volpe, Jan Ledwith, Emily Reynolds

Retro Pop-Phones to enhance Digital Recordings

Bridge Valley ES

Kylene Howley

Weather Station

Bridge Valley ES

Katie Melberger

Get in the Zone Tool Kit

Buckingham ES

Sinead Doherty, Kristin Kraus, Carrie Vice

WMBK Moblie Studio

Doyle ES

Laura Fornwald, Heather Herwig

STEM on Wheels

District initiative

Michael Gruver

Music for All

Groveland ES

Susan Angstadt Sullivan

Emotional Wellness Bibliotherapy

Jamison ES

Jared Hottenstein

The Dandelion Project

Kutz ES

Michelle Blair, Adam Controy, Amy Jeffers

Innovation Station

Kutz ES

Amy Kallelis, Stacy Cunningham

Right Brained Buddies

Kutz and Linden ES

Allison Theis

Scarf Love

Holicong MS

Michelle Ambrosini, Molly Rickert

Teaching Students the Power of Writing in the Real World

Holicong MS

Keith Williard

Rainbow Reading Project

Unami MS

Christina Gillespie

Southside STEM Missions

Unami MS

Michelle Spera

Southside STEM robotics

CB East HS

Katarina Konnick

Padlocks, Puzzles, and Problem Solving – Escape Room

CB East HS

Matthew Clemens

Cloud Chamber and Hovercraft

CB South HS

Patrick Balkit, Stu Kesilman

Mural Project

CB West HS

Allison Levin

Digital Advancement for the CBW Art Dept

CB West HS

Anna Davitt, Katlyn Harrison

Sensory Classroom

CB West HS

Jeannie Waldron, Jon Taylor, Trent Errett

Childrens Theater

CB West HS

Dawn Curran

Building Resilence In & Out of English Class

ILGs encourage teachers to pilot new ideas and enrich the curriculum by preparing students in the Arts, STEM, Leadership and Wellness as they enter the 21 Century.  These grants take the ideas of visionary educators to life in our schools that wouldn’t be possible within the district’s regular budget.   Local businesses approved by the state’s EITC tax credit program (Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program) serve as our financial partners and afford the opportunity to offer innovative education and programs.

Since 2012, CBCEF has awarded over $90,000 in grants.  All CBSD professional personnel are eligible to apply for grants. Applicants may be principals, administrators, individual staff members or a team of staff members. Grant awards are competitive and can be up to $1000 for single classrooms.  Consideration for larger grant amounts may be applied to several grade levels or departments, or be school/district wide. Learn more about the important work of the Central Bucks School District's critical partner in education, The CB Cares Educational Foundation, on their website at www.cb-cares.org