Grant Recipients

The Astoria School Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the third round of Innovative Educator Grants. 
The following are the Astoria School Foundation Educator Innovative Grant recipients: 
Stanette Klatt & Travis Freeman – Astoria Middle School Teachers – To assist middle school students with the implementation of the Fall Down Seven Times: Get Up Eight program.  The program assists at-risk middle school students in developing goals around school skills and organization.
Kelley Herr – Lewis and Clark Elementary 4th Grade Teacher – To assist in the development of a three week unit where students will work with biomes and animal habitats.  It will include group projects, individual work and will conclude with individual student speeches.
Kate Gohr – Lewis and Clark Elementary Literacy Coach – Facilitate funding for home visits between teachers and families to increase student academic achievement.  This grant funding will help provide necessary training for staff.
Stephanie Sparks – Lewis and Clark Elementary Title IA Teacher – Purchase of fidget tools and other material to help student’s attention issues and teach strategies to focus on classroom work.
Mickey Cereghino - Astoria High School Art Teacher – Funding for a Clay Pugmill/Mixer to use for recycling of clay scraps.
Rebecca Pierce – Astoria High School French Teacher – Facilitate funding for a French speaking theater troupe to perform for Astoria High School students.
In addition the Astoria High School Class of 72 fundraised over $2,000 as part of their 40 year class reunion to benefit the foundation and provide field trip funds for students within the district.  The foundation has awarded $175 of the Class of 72 money to the Astoria High School French program to attend a French theater performance at Reynolds High School in Portland Oregon.
Thus far, Astoria School Foundation provided over $2,500 for the Innovative Educator Grants.  The Foundation continues to work to broaden the educational opportunities for all students in the Astoria School District. The foundation congratulates the seven Astoria School District teachers who have received Innovative Educator Grants.  Community members interested in getting involved with the Astoria School Foundation may call (503) 325-6441.