Eight Missouri NEA educators were awarded grants in 2022.
For more than five decades, The NEA Foundation has funded more than 62,000 grants to support the work of educators from every state in the country impacting more than 1.5 million students. The NEA Foundation supports NEA members' innovative ideas and professional development through three different grants.
Eligibility: Applicants must be teachers, education support professionals, or specialized instructional support personnel and must be current NEA members. Current NEA Foundation grantees are ineligible to apply during the 2023 grant cycles.
The NEA Foundation Educator & Student Success Grants
- Student Success Grants for initiatives to improve academic achievement.
- Learning and Leadership Grants for high-quality educational professional development activities.
Envision Equity Grants enable educators to test creative new ideas and innovations, demonstrating exemplary teaching and learning.
Application Grant Cycles
Winter Grant Cycle: Dec. 1 - Feb. 1
Spring Grant Cycle: March 1 - April 28
Summer Grant Cycle: June 15 - Sept. 15
2022 Missouri NEA Awardees
Student Success Grants
Mary Blackwell - Lindbergh NEA, Sperreng Middle School
$5,000 awarded to infuse robotics, coding, and 3D design into the gifted program for K-5 students.
Jessica Delmont - Crawford Co. R-I, Bourbon High School
$5,000 awarded to transition teacher-led classrooms into student-centered, choice-based learning environments for the study of visual arts in order to boost student creativity and innovative thinking. Read More
Angela Giammalva - Smithville NEA, Smithville Middle School
$1,500 awarded to support a student-led refreshment store teaching students with intellectual disabilities life skills as it builds school culture and morale within the school. Read More
Emily Hines - Lindbergh NEA, Sperreng Middle School
$1,500 awarded to purchase a 3D printer to launch a Design Lab in the school library while incorporating ISTE standards into the general curriculum for students in grades 6-8. Read More
Stacia Slagle - Savannah EA, John Glenn Elementary
$1,500 awarded to support the integration of Animal Assisted Therapy into three elementary schools. Read More
Envision Equity Grants
Rebecca Meinhardt - Northwest EA, Murphy Elementary School
$1,500 awarded to host an Inclusion and Diversity Fair, in which participants will engage in activities to see what it is like to navigate the school with a disability. They will also purchase books for the diversity section of the elementary school library to house resources for teachers and students to support inclusion and diversity. Read More
Learning & Leadership Grants
Sequoia Beauchamp - Center EA, Center Elementary
$1,929 awarded for participation in Orton-Gillingham training through the Institute for Multi-Sendsory Education allowing her to support students in reading instruction that aligns with the tiers of the Center Elementary response to intervention program. Read More
Gina Cavanaugh - Fort Zumwalt EA, Early Childhood Center
$2,400 awarded to attend the Conscious Discipline Institute, which is an interactive workshop that will build on the concepts and principles of Conscious Discipline with real examples, real practice, and real connections. Read More
ABOUT THE NEA FOUNDATION
The NEA Foundation is a national nonprofit and philanthropic organization based in Washington, DC. Founded by educators, our mission is to work in partnership with others to promote the absolute best in public education. We believe that the most innovative and effective policies and strategies emanate from educators engaged in authentic partnerships with policymakers, students, parents, and others who are committed to educational equity, excellence, and opportunity. Through the transformative power of these partnerships, we believe we can improve both students' and communities' educational experiences.
Since its beginning in 1969, the Foundation has served as a laboratory of learning, offering funding and other resources to public school educators, their schools, and districts to solve complex teaching and learning challenges. We believe that when educators unleash their own power, ideas, and voices, communities, schools, and students all benefit.
Visit www.neafoundation.org for more information.