Great Teachers. Great Ideas.
    CEF Teacher Grants
New Opportunities for Fall 2014


Grants Opportunities

   Individual teacher - up to $700 per project or up to $200 for consumables

   Groups of teachers (grade level or subject) - up to $1500 per group

   School - up to $2000 per school

   Across the district K-12 - up to $3500

   Allegion Technology Grant - $2500 (teacher, groups, building, district)

Grant Possibilities to further excellence in education



       Professional Development

Grant Application Available online starting May 12, 2014  

Deadline: August 29th 

Apply now: here 

Additional Grant Information:

       Bright House Networks Classroom Innovators Grants visit


2013 Fall Grant Winners!


College Wood Elementary – Chris Chad, Kathy Olssen, Principal, Chris Atkinson, Mary Adzema, Morris Eubank and Kristi Rohrer
Grant provides 20 radio units to be used by administrators, counselors, team leaders, IAs, Custodians and Special Education Teachers.

Prairie Trace Elementary – Jill Smith, Principal
Gant to provide after school tutoring.

Group of Teachers:

Carmel Elementary, – Michelle Hastings & Woodbrook and Mohawk Trails Abigail Ferrettie, Principal, Megan Klinginsmith
Grant to provide a Bal-A-Vis-X training kit to help special need children achieve their maximum level of independence in area of fine motor skills.

Creekside Middle School:  Deb Bergman & Nicole Johnson, Principal, Tom Harmas
Grant to provide African drums for the General Music and Choral Music

Forest Dale Elementary – Megan Schoff, Courtney Garrison & Debbie Freburg, Principal, Deanna Pittman
Grant to provide the multidisciplinary team, materials to strengthen social skills, regulation intervention and support for special needs children.

Prairie Trace Elementary – LeAnne Matthews, Sarah Awe & Beth Peasley, Principal, Jill Smith
Grant to provide the purchase of a IXL web-based program to remediate and enrich students in  the 2/3 and 4/5 challenge program.

Smoky Row – Kristen Cannady, Moira Bradley, Tamera Dillon & Cecilia Trenshaw, Principal, Kim Barrett
Grant will provide Boogie Boards to use to reteach and enrich both literacy and math concepts.

West Clay Elementary – The Dr.Barbara Underwood  Grant in honor of retired superintendent  Dr. Barbara Underwood - Suzie Butz & Ryan King, Principal, Jennifer Szuhaj
Grant will provide the program, Getting to the Core which is a set of lessons centered around the Core Texts for the 4/5 Challenge students.

Woodbrook Elementary – Trisha Riggs &Courtney Baidinger, Principal, Kelly Davis
Grant will provide kitchen and craft tools for the FIATS and Lifeskills classrooms.

Individual Teacher:

Carmel High School – Jim Peterson, Principal, John Williams
Grant will provide professional playwriting instruction to the Play Production class that will create and present an anti-bulling play to the CCS middle schools.

Carmel High School – Phillip Helman, Principal John Williams
Grant will provide partial payment to attend the NCTE Annual Convention.


The Ingersoll Rand company provides money each year to CEF to provide a grant for a CCS school or staff to support technology.

Carmel High School – Keith Turner & Mitch Kane, Principal, John Williams
Grant will provide multi-screen software to control three screens of different video content projected on the planetarium dome and a computer to control the system.

Great Teachers. Great Ideas. 2012 Grant Recipients

The Carmel Education Foundation announced the following 2012 Great Teachers. Great Ideas. grants at the September 24th School Board Meeting.

Two grant recipients will receive a grant made possible by support from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, Carmel, IN. The recipients are Jill Grimes, Carmel High School, for the purchase of student response systems, and Alecia Larkin, a resource teacher at Carmel Elementary School, for the purchase of Boardmaker Studio Program.

 Two Carmel High School teachers will also receive a Great Teachers. Great Ideas. grant: Brenda Lester, for the purchase of teaching materials for the culinary classes, and Jennifer Bubp for the creation of an arts garden. CEF is also awarding a grant to Rachell Rodriguez at Carmel Elementary for the acquisition of easels for the art room and Erin Oskay at Cherry Tree Elementary will receive a grant for gross motor skill kits.

Pam Irvin at Creekside Middle School will receive the Dr. Barbara Underwood Grant to implement the NASA program on engineering, science, and technology.

The Carmel Education Foundation received 9 grant applications and funded these seven grants. The Grants Committee, chaired by CEF board member Sharleen Miller, included Carol Baker,  Janet Viars, June Clair, and Margaret Hollies.

Videos of Some Former CEF Grant Recipients

Click on the links below to see a brief student-made video on past education grant recipients:

Want More Information?

Please contact Stephanie McDonald at 844-9961 x1009 or for more information.