Grants and Awards
We want to thank all the applicants to our Donors Choose Mini-Grants, and congratulate the following teachers for submitting their applications and receiving our $500 mini-grant:
Rios Elementary School, El Cajon
We wish them the best and look forward to how they use the projects in the oncoming months. Also, we would also like to congratulate Vivian Rios, Robin Dawson, Dahlia Rinck for having their projects already fully funded before the deadline by members of the community. Lastly, here is a link to other projects from our SDCUE member that can still be funded before the year is out.
Each year, the Classroom of the Future Foundation (CFF) presents awards to innovative educators and programs in San Diego. As part of the CFF awards, SDCUE is proud to sponsor the Innovative Educator award to recognize excellence in innovation to an SDCUE member. Winners receive a $1,000 stipend,registration for 5 to the SDCUE Tech Fair, and are honored at the annual Classroom of the Future Foundation dinner and awards event in May.
San Diego CUE, as a sponsor of the event, presented two awards. One was presented to Kelli Mocny, SDCUE's Innovative ToSA of the Year from Oceanside. Marisa Thompson of Carlsbad received SDCUE's Innovative Teacher of the Year. Each received a $1,000 stipend, a beautiful clock plaque, and a huge fake check to make their friends jealous.
Additionally, Adina Sullivan-Marlow, CUE Board of Directors, was recognized as the Classroom of the Future Foundation Innovative Educator. Adina, former SDCUE Board member (we knew her when...), received this well-deserved award for her contributions to both San Marcos Unified, where she is the Ed Tech Coordinator, and the San Diego community through her involvement with CUE, SDCUE, and the founding of EquityEDU.