Congratulations to our Soroptimist International Teacher Grant recipients!

Loomis Grammar School -- Jenn Tverberg will use the grant to purchase materials for the Loomis Grammar School community garden that delivered over 900 pounds of produce to the Placer County Food Bank last year. Cheri McClaughry plans to buy nine headphone sets so more K-8 students’ can work independently without distraction on computer learning programs. Carrie Marovich is selecting captivating fiction and non-fiction books to enhance eighth grade students’ reading and writing skills. Janine Brizendine will purchase 3D shapes and structures for hands-on math activities with Kindergarteners. Anne Marie Allbaugh is going to select books that can be matched to students’ reading levels as part of an intervention strategy to increase reading fluency among K-8 students.


Franklin Elementary School -- Melissa Patrick plans a forty book reading challenge and will buy two electronic readers to enhance the quantity of books available to the seventh and eighth graders. 


Ophir Elementary School -- Susan Doyle will teach nutrition, gardening, food science and living skills to deaf and hard of hearing students in first through third grade with the supplies she purchases to plant a class garden.


Penryn Elementary School -- Jennifer Vargas will buy a portable cart and supplies that will make it easier for her to provide additional support to struggling kindergarten through eighth grade students as she moves from classroom to classroom.


  1. Clark Powers Elementary -- Kristi Brown and Nicole Van Stralen are creating a listening center for reading and a math center with online math games; they’ll be purchasing tables that will enable the first graders to work independently and productively.
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