Congratulations to This Year's Jeanie Ritchie Grant Recipients!

  • The mission of the Jeanie Ritchie Grant is to enable teachers to pursue innovative teaching programs in their classroom, grade, or school and provide educational experiences that students would otherwise not be able to have.

    Here is a list of innovative teachers and the exciting grants they will implement this year:

    Energizing Engineering Steffany Cressey
    Lights Camera Action Lori Sullivan
    Monarch Migration Steffany Cressey
    Save Machu Picchu Maria Magana
    Immersed in Engineering Grant Conour
    Understanding the Equal Sign Lori Sullivan/Teagan Stapp
    Book Club Reimagined Anoushka Bhow/ Kate Scott/Aimee Mathenia
    Climate Changes Cheryl Arner
    French Cooking Amy Kingsley
    Access for All Pam Musladin/Deanna Kraz
    Power of Words Heidi Yamada
    Real Life Math Amanda Bower
    Team G Time Heidi Yamada
    Wordless Books Leigh Wilson
    Design Thinking Allison Zeiser
    Exploring Chess Cindy Guerra
    Front Row Andrea Boatright
    Teaching Math All Around Us Sara Bartlett
    Makedo Sarah Bartlett, Ruth Peterson, Steffany Cressey
    Rocket Motion Vincent Lopez, Maria Clemo, Janet Meister

    The grants are funded by the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation. The MPCSD Business Office is ready to get these grants funded so that teachers can start purchasing.

    Teachers who have been awarded this grant for the 2017-18 school year are being asked to attend a purchasing information meeting at their site during the next two weeks to learn how to access their funds. If you have been awarded a grant and cannot attend the meeting at your school site, please contact Emily Tracy to make an appointment to learn how to access your grant funds. View the schedule below to see when the Business Office will come to visit your school site.



    November 7th


    Conference Room


    Oak Knoll
    November 9th


    Staff Room


    Laurel Upper

    November 13th


    Conference Room


    Laurel Lower
    November 14th
    Conference Room


    Hillview MS

    November 15th


    Large Conference Room