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2017-01-06 Tyler ISD Foundation Prize Patrol Awards Over $23k in Grants

Tyler – The Tyler ISD Education Foundation Prize Patrol hit 12 campuses yesterday to award 50 teachers and administrators with more than $23,000 in grant funds for classroom projects and programs.


Foundation board members, Tyler ISD administrators, the Robert E. Lee drum line and John Tyler High School cheerleaders filled campus hallways with excitement, noise and smiles as they surprised teachers at their classroom doors.


The Tyler ISD Foundation Grants for Great Ideas Program is designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize and reward innovative and creative instructional approaches for the accomplishment of program objectives.


2017 Foundation Grant recipients are as follows:

School Name

Grant Name

Teacher Name(s)

Grant Amount ($)


On the Air

Angela Pridgen, Melissa Dene, Lora King, Brenda Corley


Birdwell Elementary

Flexible Seating

Jennie Haecker


Caldwell Elementary

Caldwell Musical

Derek Johnson, Katy Lee



Seat for All

Serena Craft, Janna Butler



Student Centered Classroom

Charlotte Allen, Patricia Johnson, Heather Hooks, Danielle Vaughn, Janelle McClure


Dixie Elementary

Sensory Integration

Cami Gill, Kimberly Holland, Kelsey Chapin


Hubbard Middle School

Broadway Experience

Tamara Colston, Tina Ward, Beth Davis, Candace Veatch


John Tyler High School

College and Career Update

Marsha Cummins, Connie Hilbrand, Tamika Daye, Alice Blake, Lucinda Bone, Courtney Neely


Jones Elementary

Girl Power

Crystal Hooper, Donna Spencer, Sherika Session, LaKeesha Williamson, Shelby Suman


Peete Elementary

Elementary Chess Club

Matthew Puccio


Ramey Elementary

Sensory Therapeutic Area

Nola Beard, Gail Boardman, Theresa Midkiff, Cheri Bogue


Three Lakes Middle School

“Goodwill” Hunting

Denise Fleming, Lisa Lininger


Andy Woods Elementary

Nutrition Programming

Ashley Phelps



Full STEAM Robotics

Stephanie Jones, Heather Agan, Jodi Tunnell, Thurndotte Ray, Melissa Hughes, Jolain LoMott, Marie Thompson, Kimmy Watkins, Stephanie Burns, Angela Gregory