Mehlville-Oakville Foundation awards grants to teachers

The Mehlville-Oakville Foundation visited nine district schools earlier this month and awarded nearly $4,000 to more than 30 teachers who submitted proposals to enhance and enrich their students’ classroom experience.

Funds for the mini-grants were raised at the Mehlville-Oakville Foundation Walk Run, which took place in October at Jefferson Barracks Park.

Mini-grant Chairs Sandra Maulin and Judy Compton led a selection committee composed of current and former Foundation members, administrators and retired educators.

“We always enjoy reading the proposals and appreciate the efforts of the educators in the Mehlville School District who offer their students a positive and enriching classroom experience,” according to Maulin and Compto, who are former district teachers.

These are the winning teachers, schools and grant titles:

• Stacy Boren and Jenny Kirchhofer, Forder Elementary, “Tune into Great Teaching.”

• Amy DeGuire, Erin FitzWilliam, Linda Kernen, Kelly Seim and Julie Ziegler, STRETCH, “Challenge


• Lynn Nichols, Forder and Hagemann, John Cary Early Childhood, “Leap Into Learning.”

• Katie Richardson, Mark Sauer and Loren Widmer-Tiefenbrun, ALT Academy, “Project Slate.”

• Chris Cook, Curt Moore, Danielle Maul, Tim Brennan and Cheryl Tentschert, Buerkle Middle, “To

Bat or Not to Bat? How is the Question?”

• Lisa Meyer, Rogers Elementary, “Colonial Simulation.”

• Samantha Matoushek and Stephanie Duever, Oakville Senior High, “Getting a ProStart.”

• Carena Heilich, Bernard Middle, “Camera! Lights! Action! For Character Education.”

• Tammy Hagely and Shelley Hancock, Beasley Elementary, “Teach and Reach.”

• Susan Montgomery, Beasley Elementary, “PE Homework Bags.”

• Ben McClusky and Alicia Montgomery, Beasley Elementary, “Exploring Hawaii Through the


• Mary Drastal, Bernard Middle, “Character Illustrated.”

• Laura Reitz, Mary Ellen Roungon and Steve Helderle, Washington Middle, “Poetry Slam and

Drama Productions.”