DSEF INNOVATIVE TEACHER GRANTS OPEN AUGUST 1ST
Congratulations on considering applying for an Innovative Teacher Grant (ITG)!
If you are interested in submitting an ITG, you've taken the first step!
Make your innovative teaching idea a reality with an ITG grant from the Dripping Springs Education Foundation! Funded by the community's generous donations, the ITG Program provides DSISD Teachers and Staff the opportunity to submit a grant request to fulfill an innovative teaching idea, need, or learning experience that provides better opportunities for more students and staff.
In 2022-2023, DSEF awarded over $70,000 in grant money to campuses across the district!
Have an idea but need help formulating a plan? Reach out, we'd love to help.
Key Dates to Remember
August 1st: Innovative Teaching Grants Open (ITGs)
October 13th: ITG application Deadline- 4pm
December TBD: ITG "Paw-trol" & Awards announced
Completed grant applications must be submitted via DSEF’s online grants portal. DSEF will no longer accept applications via email. All applications MUST be submitted through the portal.
- To access the grant portal, click the following link.
- Click “Create a New Account” and register with your DSISD email address.
- Complete Organization Information, User Information, and Password. You will receive a confirmation email once your account has been successfully created.
To learn more about navigating the grant management system to complete your application, please visit:
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CYPRESS SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The Mechanics of Problem Solving — $3,670.00 – Stephanie LeBlanc
Elementary Guitar Program — $8,004.60 — Jay Myers
Hydroponic Garden — $4,844.99— *Mindy Laird, Robin Acker
Total Grant: $9,689.98 (Divided equally by CSES & WSES)
ROOSTER SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Project S.E.N.S.E — Students Exploring New Sensory Experiences — $10,000.00 — Abby Adams
DRIPPING SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Ciencias in our hands! — $2,500.00 — Daizy Anaya
Reading Book Club — $1,800.00 — Daizy Anaya
Wonder Books - The Books for Everybody! — $3,447.36 — *Jessica Sigur, Caroline Rogers, Robin Acker, Mindy Laird, Jennifer Sprauge
TOTAL GRANT AWARDED: $17,236.80 Split Grant: 5 Elementary Campuses ($3447.36 / Campus)
DRIPPING SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
Beverage Service Cart — $1,000.00 — Nichol Lee
Building Student/Staff Leadership Capacity Through Coaching — $7,000.00 — Angela Gamez
Apprentice Beekeeper: Honey, Education, Entrepreneurship — $5,000.00 — Melissa Gold
DRIPING SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Lights for DSMS Theatre — $633.00 — Catherine Phillips
WALNUT SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
STEAMing into Successful Students — $2,000.00 — Merideth McDonald
Creative Robotics — $3,265.90 — Kari Potter
SYCAMORE SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Secondary Award: Wonder Books - The Books for Everybody! — $3,447.36 — *Jenny Sprauge
*1 Split Grant: Wonderbooks