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Milford Education Foundation Teacher Mini Grants

Over $5,000 Awarded in Teacher Mini Grants

Earlier this month, The Milford Education Foundation awarded 16 teachers across the Milford Public School District $5,785 in funding through its Teacher Mini-Grant Program.

To date, MEF has distributed over $10,700 in teacher mini-grants and expanded its program to two award periods per academic year.

On January 8th, Augie Harrigan and James Maroney, MEF president and former president respectively, presented the teachers with their checks. Augie and James worked with the school principals to surprise the teachers in their classrooms.

Barret: “Options for a Healthy Lifestyle”

Joanne Barrett, The Academy, “Options for a Healthy Lifestyle”

“Investigating Informational Texts”

Eileen Antalik and Audrey Sokol, Live Oaks Elementary School, “Investigating Informational Texts”


Rachel Murphy, Kelsey Burns and Gianni Ragianni for “Kind Campus at JLHS: The Ben’s Bell Project”, Patricia Daniels for “Unified Art”, Colette Stephens for “Independent Healthy Living Project”,  Jonathan Law High School

“Career and Community Exploration”

Molly Clifford, Robin Querker and Suzy Garfield, Harborside Middle School, “Career and Community Exploration”

“Brainercise!” Teacher Mini Grant

Sarah Sawitsky, Calf Pen Meadow Elementary School, “Brainercise!”

“Career Simulation” Teacher Mini Grant

Janet Acampora for “Career Simulation” and Lauren O’Keefe for “Ladibug Document Camera”, Joseph Foran High School

Congratulations to all the winners!


Milford Education Foundation Teacher Mini Grants

2014-15 Teacher Mini Grants Kick-off

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The Milford Education Foundation is pleased to announce that, due to overwhelming support of the Teacher Mini Grant program, it will be more then doubling the funds available for the grants in the 2014-15 school year (from $5,000 to $12,000). Grant applications will be accepted during both the fall and spring semesters.

The funds awarded by the Foundation will be targeted at projects that will:

  • Relate directly to student learning and growth
  • Strengthen the curriculum with the development of innovative programs
  • Enhance the educational resources available to students
  • Provide financial assistance for new educational technologies
  • Connect to the foundation’s mission and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)

As part of the program this year, MEF has three grants that were provided by donors who have designated specific criteria:

  • Dr. Matt Paterna Healthcare Education and Leadership Mini-Grant: This grant will fund a project related to encouraging students to focus on healthy living and developing leadership skills.
  • Pattie Shea Mini-Grant: This grant will support a project at The Academy.
  • Carolyn O’Keefe Arts Mini-Grant: This grant will support a project related to the arts.

Applicants must submit copies of the completed application form, together with any supporting materials, to the Foundation by Monday, December 15, 2014.