• ROUND ONE CLASSROOM BOOST GRANTS AWARDED

    JUNE 25, 2021

     

    Providence Public Schools awarded teachers more than $350,000 through 30 Classroom Boost Grants designed to support the school district’s transformation. Earlier this spring, individual teachers or teams of up to five teachers were invited to apply for funding to encourage deeper learning in a subject area, honor cultural diversity in the classroom and/or embed social emotional learning into the school day.

     

    Funded Classroom Boost Grants range from $2,100 to $25,000 and include:

    • Math instruction that uses baseball—and a trip a Fenway game.
    • A vending machine for books to incentivize student reading.
    • An outdoor classroom that puts renewable energy and pre-engineering into action.
    • Field trips to introduce Newcomers to the U.S. to their community.

    All grants must show a direct tie to the community-designed Turnaround Action Plan for the district, and grantees must report impact metrics over the next year.

     

    “While we had originally set aside $250,000 in ESSER funds for Classroom Boost Grants, we were so impressed with the exciting ideas our teachers had submitted that we allocated more funding to support the initiative,” said Providence Public Schools Interim Superintendent Javier Montanez.

     

    In fact, the district has decided to offer a second round of Classroom Boost Grants this summer for interested teachers. Round two grants are due August 25.  Those teachers whose grants were not funded or only partially funded in the first round are encouraged to work with administration and resubmit for round two. 

     

    The Classroom Boost Grants are part of the PPSD Cares initiative, which collaborates with other district offices to provide unique supports and services to students, families and schools. 

  • WINNERS OF ROUND ONE CLASSROOM BOOST GRANTS

    Ramiro Gonzalez, James Deignan, Alyssa Donahue, Alejandra Lindstrom Peralta, Susan Garland 
    360 and JSEC  
    $25,000.00                 

    Charles DeLavoi, Rebecca DeBarros, Roseanne Gorham, Ellen Foley, Hannah Mintz
    360 HS
    $22,000.00     

    Jennifer Giblin, Marylynn Leclair, Lucetia Cardin     
    Alvarez           
    $14,583.35                 

    Rebecca Perentin       
    Alvarez           
    $5,000.00       

    Dora Velasquez
    Alvarez
    $4,600.00       

    Karen Lamarre, Carleen Lopez, Nancy Winters, Cheryl Robinson, Cheryle Solomon          
    Bailey 
    $23,296.11     

    James Barrett, Lisa Bianco, Kimberly Hicks, Emily Santelises Ramos, Lindsay Whicker
    Nathan Bishop Middle School
    $25,000

    Francesca LeClerc
    Classical
    $4,988.88       

    Emerson Brown
    Classical         
    $4,007.61                   

    Amy LeClaire 
    D'Abate          
    $2,100.00       

    Cindy Colapietro, Ana Espaillat, Siobhan Girogi, Amy Lopes, Kelly Reyes    
    D'Abate
    $18,318.00     

    Ryan McIntyre, Nick Bernardo          
    DelSesto         
    $3,600.00       

    Virginia Jacobs           
    Fogarty           
    $4,804.00                   

    Gretchen Proulx, Lauren Loberti, Nora Nuzzolo, Rosanna DiGregorio, Anne Andrade        
    Fogarty           
    $24,500.00     

    Darshell Silva, Anne Grimes  
    Greene           
    $9,958.60                   

    Lee Ann Peluso, Carmen Reid, Lynn Pimental Boyer, Matthew Russo, Jennifer Oliver       
    Gregorian       
    $25,000.00     

    April Schmidt, Rose Molina   
    JSEC    
    $8,300.00

    Martha Heald, Tacey Hellewell, Steven Nadeau      
    JSEC    
    $7,855.94       

    Benjamin Gormley, Susan Garland, Tania Sen          
    JSEC    
    $4,906.50       

    Lisa Salisbury, Christine Poland, Karina Robinson, Jennifer Pierce  
    Kizirian           
    $18,846.80                 

    Cindy Matracia          
    Kizirian           
    $4,887.00       

    Gilbert Allen   
    Lauro  
    $4,875.00       

    Meaghan Davis, Julie Kalif, Erica Harrington, Julie Slater, Elisy Blanco-Mercado  
    Fortes-Lima    
    $25,000.00     

    Kimberly Yeaw, Peter Quesnel, Karen McHenry, Susanne Gordon, Pam Laurenzo 
    PCTA   
    $17,312.94     

    Kelly Brady, Thay Chuk          
    Reservoir        
    $4,766.10       

    Carrie Allen, Amanda Reposa
    Reservoir        
    $4,994.00       

    Kimberly Rezendes    
    Reservoir        
    $5,000.00       

    Andreia Ferreira, Joana Santos, Olga Cruz-Peralta, Ana Montilla, Dale Folan        
    Spaziano
    $25,000.00                 

    Deborah Muther, Pamela Carter, Haley Goodrich, Haley Webster, Gina Sousa     
    West   
    $23,390.00     

    Thomas Bacon Jr., James Peters       
    George J. West Elementary
    $10,000.00