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COCISD Education Foundation awards grants to teachers and staff.

The COEF awarded more than $28,000 in grants to teachers and staff.   This funds innovative projects and materials for education in our classrooms.

Congratulations to the recipients!

Lisa Skains - CIS RtI Math Curriculum

Math Intervention Materials 

Lisa Skains - CIS RtI Technology

Chromebooks and supplies for use

with Math Intervention

Kathleen Salter - JSE RtI Enrichment

Reading Intervention online

subscriptions, reading books, and

supplies for parent communication

Rebecca Jewkes - 9-12 ELA

Developing Skills with Dictionaries

through use of new Dictionaries/Thesaurus

Samantha Graham - JSE K-2

Classroom chalkboards

to help with fine motor skills.

Angela Faulkner-Muirhead - CIS 3-5 Math/RLA

"Break Out of Ordinary Lessons"

Program requiring students to solve 

problems and use communication skills

to complete activities.

Samantha Graham - JSE - PreK-5 Special Education

Apple iPads for Visually Impaired

Angela Faulkner-Muirhead -  CIS 3-5 Math/RLA

"QBall - Let Every Voice Be Heard"

Interactive classroom audio system

Frank Brown -  LJH 6-8

"Millionaire Teacher"

Program to highlight, celebrate and appreciate

teachers who promote student engagement

and participation.

Melissa Harden - LJH 6th grade

Chromebooks for Special Education classroom

to meet students where they are

academically.

Charles Camden - District wide

PA System for District checkout.

Emily Gant - CIS 3-5 RLA

Six iPads to engage Special Education 

students in Reading fluency, vocbulary and 

comprehension.

Lynde Phillips - COHS Science 9-12

SNA models and kits for hands on learning 

teachniques to understand replication,

transportation, and translation.

Tiffini Lilley - CIS 3rd Grade

Daily planners to document learning objectives, 

parent communication, and for tracking progress.

Danielle Romagus - 6-12 Science

Kesler Science Lab Subscription.  

Danielle Romagus - 9-12 Math

"Math NSpire Hats"

For use with current NSpire

calculators and software.  

Courtney Bailes - CIS 3-5 GT

Field trip to Escape Room where

students will work together and use clues 

to be successful.

Julie Tullos - JSE K Math/Science

"Successfully Starting from Scratch"

Manipulative and instructional supplies

for STEM/Math activities.

Torso model for Biology and Anatomy & Physiology Classes

The COCISD Educational Foundation was formed by a group of caring and committed citizens with a vision to enhance the educational opportunities and student success in the COCISD school district.
The COCISD general operating budget focuses on mandated costs.  In today's economy, most school districts no longer have discretionary funds for services and activities that exceed minimum needs and requirements.  A substantial investment is required to sustain excellent educational programs and services that require technology, laboratories, cultural experiences, up-to-date occupational and technical equipment and resource materials.
The Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt philanthropic organization.  A volunteer board of directors composed of business, community, and educational leaders governs the foundation.