GAR Foundation Honors Educator Initiative Grant Recipients

Brittany LaPointe \
May 29, 2014
GAR Foundation honored Educator Initiative Grant (EIG) recipients at its annual recognition reception on May 28, 2014. Over 55 guests attended the event held at the Andrew Jackson House and enjoyed appetizers while networking with fellow educators.
Christine Mayer, president of GAR presided over the agenda, which included a short presentation on the Foundation’s commitment to supporting education strategies in Summit County and EIG program manager, Lucille Esposito, acknowledged each grantee. The presentation wrapped up with an inspiring education-focused TED talks video featuring long-time educator, Rita Pierson.
“This is a wonderful celebration of educators and their collective ideas for instruction,” said Lucille. Grants were awarded to 24 public school districts and five private schools, and will be implemented in the 2014-2015 school year.  “We are sincere in our celebration of their programs and are truly impressed with the profound applications and ideas that were submitted this quarter,” she added.  
The goal of EIG is to support teacher-initiated, classroom-based projects and methods that demonstrably impact student academic achievement. The EIG program offers grants from $1,000 to $15,000 to teams of Summit County educators, grades K-12, who work together to develop, implement, and assess instructional strategies that fulfill this goal.
Congratulations to all of the grantees! 
Additional photos are posted on the GAR Facebook page.