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Innovation grants sprinkled throughout Beaufort County School District

Torey Conner, left, a teacher at Whale Branch Elementary, receives an Innovative Teacher Grant from Jackie Rosswurm, with the Foundation for Educational Excellence on Feb. 25, 2014.
Torey Conner, left, a teacher at Whale Branch Elementary, receives an Innovative Teacher Grant from Jackie Rosswurm, with the Foundation for Educational Excellence on Feb. 25, 2014. Submitted photo

So-called "Innovative Teacher Grants" were awarded Tuesday to teachers at nine Beaufort County public schools and the Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence, ranging from $250 to $500 and totaling more than $5,500.

Programs helped by the Foundation for Educational Excellence ranged from a classroom butterfly project to programmable robots. The foundation, established in 2007, raises money for teacher grants to spur innovation.

Here are the grantees and their projects:

•Torey Conner, Whale Branch Elementary: Fun with Facts



•Amy Fallon, Port Royal Elementary: Fraction Towers



•Helen Goodman, Okatie Elementary: Reading is Factual



•Mike Henry, Red Cedar Elementary: eBooks for Social Studies grades 3, 4 and 5



•Ashike Lewis, Mossy Oaks Elementary: Ladybug Library



•Matthew Pheiffer, Hilton Head Island High School: Practical Application of Orienteering in the Lowcountry



•Michele Quigley, Hilton Head Elementary: Fun and Games in Language Arts



•John Quindlen, Hilton Head Island High School: Carbon Fiber as a Structural Alternative



•Kevin Railey, Academy for Career Excellence: Where in the World are We?



•Jordan Reardon, Bluffton Elementary: Butterflies in the Classroom



•Patty Schoekoph- Lewis, Hilton Head High School: Using LED’s as a Continuous Light Source in the Photography Studio



•William Smith, Hilton Head Island School: Programming Robots in the Computer Classroom



•Julieanne Swann: Hilton Head School for the Creative Arts: Understanding Math Concepts



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