SRVEF Announces 2021 Grant Awards

The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Teacher Grants. Once again, SRVEF partnered with  As a result of matching funds and external donations, SRVEF funded ALL ELIGIBLE grants.  

This year, SRVEF has awarded 90 grants totaling $30,756, including 20 music and science grants funded by the SRVEF Endowment Committee.

The SRVEF Grant Program is funded primarily through proceeds from the Run for Education and the Auction for Education.  The Endowment Grant Program is funded through our annual donation drive and annual recognition dinner, Celebrate Innovation in Education.

Unfunded teacher grants will remain active on the website for approximately two more months during which time the grants may continue to receive external funding, including funding from individual and corporate donors, and matching fund donors. If a grant is not fully funded by the expiration date, any external money pledged is returned to the donor.  Grants that still require funding may be reviewed by clicking here.  

All funded SRVUSD Grants may be reviewed on the site and are available by clicking here

Please see the list below for results. Any questions may be directed to [email protected]org.

A Home for Our Books, Ms. Jones, Charlotte Wood Middle School
All Hands on Deck! Morning Bins Build Community!, Mrs. Alms, Rancho Romero Elementary School
All the Book Series, Ms. Williamson, Bollinger Canyon Elementary School
Are Your Ears in Tune Yet?? (E), Ms. Bertolero, Coyote Creek Elementary School
Asian-American Experience in WWII America, Ms. Lempesis, Stone Valley Middle School
Atlas - Shrug? A Tech-Free Way to teach Geography!, Mrs. C., Rancho Romero Elementary School
Biographies Inspire Us to Change the World!, Ms. Louda, Quail Run Elementary School
BIPOC scripts need for Theatre Arts students, Ms. Woods, California High School
Books are fun!, Mrs. Jain, Quail Run Elementary School
Books in a Vast Array of Perspectives, Mrs. Kim, Bella Vista Elementary
Books That Embrace All Genders, Families, and Feelings, Mrs. Frank, Walt Disney Elementary School
Books that Teach and Inspire New Readers, Ms. Mayer, Alamo Elementary School
Books, Books, and More Books!, Ms. Granger, Iron Horse Middle School
Books, Books, Books, Ms. Saxer, Walt Disney Elementary School
Bring History To Life With Narrative Non-Fiction, Ms. Doran, Stone Valley Middle School
Bringing Wildlife to the Classroom with Sulphur Creek (E), Mrs. Chamberlin, Montevideo Elementary School
Build It (E), Mrs. Schaad, Bollinger Canyon Elementary School
Building Our Classroom Library, Ms. Baron, Twin Creeks Elementary School
Can You Hear Me Now? (E), Ms. C, Quail Run Elementary School
Carter's Circuit Project (E), Ms. Carter, Los Cerros Middle School
Classroom Chromebook, Mrs. Theresa Pacheco, California High School
Color Our World (E), Ms. King, Country Club Elementary School
Creating Scientists (E), Ms. Garnett, Coyote Creek Elementary School
Creative and Fun Ideas, Mrs. Dasani, Greenbrook Elementary School
Creative Learning Opportunities, Mrs. Matkins, Walt Disney Elementary School
Creativity, Collaboration, and Kindness - STEM and Community (E), Mrs. Dobberpuhl, Bollinger Canyon Elementary School
Cricut Crafting to Promote Literacy (E), Mrs. Orozco, San Ramon Valley High School
Cycling for Success, Mr. Briemle, Stone Valley Middle School
Dazzling Displays on Deck, Ms. Garrahan, Windemere Ranch Middle School
Diverse and Exciting Books for Curious 5th Graders, Mrs. Wilson, Alamo Elementary School
Diverse Character Books, Ms. Fettig, Alamo Elementary School
Engaging Books for Striving Readers, Teacher Dougherty, Gale Ranch Middle School
Engaging Teen Readers, Mr. Johnson, San Ramon Valley High School
Engineer It!, Ms. Ogden, Golden View Elementary
Enriching Books to help Support our Classroom Library, Mrs. Oh, Walt Disney Elementary School
Exciting Titles for Reengaging Readers, Mrs. Rossi, San Ramon Valley High School
Feed Prospering Minds with Snacks and Supplies, Ms. Mazotti, Los Cerros Middle School
Growing as Learners in 2nd Grade! (E), Mrs. Han, Bollinger Canyon Elementary School
Healing Through Art!, Ms. Rachel Lee, Del Amigo High School
High Interest and Leveled Books!, Mrs. Singh, Bella Vista Elementary
High Interest Books to Ignite Reading!, Mrs. Frank, Walt Disney Elementary School
High Interest Classroom Library Books Make Reading Fun!, Mrs. Frank, Walt Disney Elementary School
Historical Fiction for Inquisitive 8th Graders, Mr. Crouch, Stone Valley Middle School
Imagining and Building in the New Year, Mrs. Hayden, Montevideo Elementary School
Inspiration Through Art! (E), Mr. Jordan, Iron Horse Middle School
Intensive SDC Class in Need of Light Table, Ms. Mimi, Bollinger Canyon Elementary School
Keeping Us Going with TPT, Ms. Martin, Montair Elementary School
Learning and Making in and Out Doors, Ms. Flenar, Quail Run Elementary School
Learning Through Play Is the TK Way!, Mrs. Calvert, Quail Run Elementary School
Let the Coding Begin! (E), Mrs. Angeles, Quail Run Elementary School
Let's Bond Over Bocce!, Mr. Struempf, Green Valley Elementary School
Let's Get Organized!, Mrs. Sealock, Quail Run Elementary School
Let's Go Ride a Bike!, Ms. Draper, Stone Valley Middle School
Let's Spruce Up the Classroom Library, Ms. Cox, Rancho Romero Elementary School
Leveled Book Sets, Mrs. Eisan, Neil Armstrong Elementary School
Leveling Up Our Library, Mrs. Cogorno, Neil Armstrong Elementary School
Literary Jenga Learning Fun, Ms. Teslich Haaverson, California High School
Makerspace in the Making (E), Ms. Dowd, Diablo Vista Middle School
Making Learning Fun in  Special Education Pre-K, Mrs. Bass, Greenbrook Elementary School
Manga Madness, Ms. Garrahan, Windemere Ranch Middle School
Math Made Fun, Mrs. Hayden, Montevideo Elementary School
Math Manipulatives for Intervention Students (E), Mrs. Campbell, Rancho Romero Elementary School
Medieval History Comes Alive Using VR!, Mrs. Mock, Charlotte Wood Middle School
More Robot Parts, More Learning (E), Mr. Patel, Windemere Ranch Middle School
Mrs. DiGi's Art Inspiration Round Up, Mrs. DiGiovanni, Walt Disney Elementary School
Music in the Dojo (E), Ms. Smith, Montair Elementary School
Narrative Non-Fiction for Exploring History, Ms. Mehta, Stone Valley Middle School
Novels In Verse + 8th Graders  = Lifelong Readers, Ms. Jones, Charlotte Wood Middle School
Open Up the World to My Students Through Books!, Ms. Raney, Rancho Romero Elementary School
Paying it Forward, Ms. Teslich Haaverson, California High School
Ping Pong Fun, Mr. Johnson, Gale Ranch Middle School
Play in Tune! (E), Ms. Hoover, Windemere Ranch Middle School
Poem Books for Literature Circles, Ms. Teslich Haaverson, California High School
Precise Percussionists (E), Mrs. Edington, Diablo Vista Middle School
Raising Awareness ...  Social Issues in Books, Mrs. Nguyen, Windemere Ranch Middle School
Read All About It!, Mrs. Johnson, Iron Horse Middle School
Reading for Societal Awareness, Mr. Scioscia, Pine Valley Middle School
Score with Soccer!!, Mr. Kyriacou, Walt Disney Elementary School
Small Hands Build Great Minds With "Loose Parts" in TK (E), Ms. Ellman, Country Club Elementary School
Social Justice Books to Increase Diversity in Our Collection, Mrs. Volenec, Stone Valley Middle School
Social Studies Weekly - a Fun Way to Learn, Ms. Beem, Alamo Elementary School
Spread Kindness With Supplies for Kinder and First Graders!, Ms. Kassi, Creekside Elementary School
Spruce Up Our Classroom Library!, Mrs. Alms, Rancho Romero Elementary School
STEAM Engaged Learners (E), Mrs. Webster, Coyote Creek Elementary School
Storybook STEM, Mrs. Dotson, Rancho Romero Elementary School
Students Need Books for Clubs, Mrs. D., Charlotte Wood Middle School
We Are Authors: Blank Books to Inspire Our Stories, Mrs. Frank, Walt Disney Elementary School
We Love Non-Fiction Books!, Mrs. Frank, Walt Disney Elementary School
We Read to Know that We're Not Alone, Ms. Tully, Iron Horse Middle School


Note: Grants with an (E ) were funded by the SRVEF Endowment Committee.


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