2015 Mini-Grant Winners

Educator Program Organization City


Morgan Allen Read, Think, Create! Demopolis Public Library Demopolis
Karen Smith Author Exploration Alexandria Elementary School Alexandria


Michael Nelson Cultural Awareness Program Indian Oasis Elementary School Sells
Jeff Collins StoryWalk Show Low Show Low Public Library Show Low


Lori Miles Analog Electronics is Art School of Creative and Performing Arts San Diego


Terry Gonzales Gemstone and Jewelry Design Denver Center for 21st-Century Learning Denver


Martha P. Birchenall Pages: A Collection of Creativity by Children of the Newark Free Library Newark Free Library Newark


Claudia Jones Write On! Cooper City High School Cooper City
Brooke Gill Reading to the Beat Deltona Elementary School Spring Hill
Patricia Sacasa School Garden Felix Varela Senior High School Miami
Jennifer Lykins Learning and Applying S.T.E.A.M. with the Masters Clermont Elementary School Clermont
Saundra Murray Once Upon a Time Ormond Beach Middle School Ormond Beach
Dr. Gaelynn P. Wolf Bordonaro Art and Mind: Mindfulness-Based Art-Making with Special Needs Learners Wakulla County Schools Crawfordville


Pamela Hurst McNair Middle School Writer’s Room McNair Middle School Decatur
Avery Niles “The Arts” Positive Behavior Intervention Program (PBIS) Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Decatur
Ashley Greenway “Cultivating” Young Minds Elm Street Elementary Rome


Micah Rademacher Our Garden Gallery Blue Island Public Library Blue Island
Rose Hopkins-LaRocco From Stories to Stage Melrose Park Public Library Melrose Park
Carrie Cameron Bring Back the Butterflies Hodgkins Public Library Hodgkins
Amy Malysa Our Planet, Our Library Alsip Merrionette Park Public Library Alsip
Iracema Clarke Language and Culture Book Project East St. Louis Senior High School East St. Louis
Katie Heaton The Art of Poetry in the Garden Fairmont City Library Center Fairmont City
Sarah Gilchrist Learning and Wellness Center’s Community Garden Metropolitan Family Services Chicago


Jeanna Johnson Communities Starting and Raising Heroes Community Schools of Frankfort Frankfort
Megan Barnes STEAM at Hamilton Courts Bedford Public Library Bedford
Susan Sandor Animation Station East Chicago Central High School East Chicago


Carrie Taylor Advanced Art Club Highland Elementary Waterloo


Gilbert Kinderknecht “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” StoryWalk Ellis Public Library Ellis


Luticia Cortez Hi, Cajun Cat! Lafourche Parish Public Library-Choctaw Branch Thibodaux


Mamie Anthoine Ney Parlons Français! Auburn Public Library Auburn


Rachel Zukowski Library Café Prince George’s County Memorial Library Hyattsville


Maggie Murphy Technology Across Time Weymouth Public Schools Weymouth


Ashley Reisbig Little Free Libraries by the MACC Montcalm Area Career Center Sidney


Cindy Mueller Making stars in “STAR” Time Marionville R9 School District Marionville


Linda Witfoth Graphic Novels, Illustrators and their Art—Experience It! Crete Middle School Crete
Angie Watson Summer Smash Yutan Public Library Yutan


Maria Sauter Playground Murals Incline Elementary School Incline Village

New Mexico

Beverly Nelson Reading Intervention Fun Chamisa Elementary Los Alamos

New York

Frank Alvarado Fire Safety East Harlem Block Nursery New York
Sonia Nasser Art Club Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy Bronx
Rebeca Madrigal Amazing Author:
Ezra Jack Keats
Dos Puentes Elementary School New York
Wanda Gonzalez Celebrating Cultural Diversity P.S. 106, Edward Everett Hale Brooklyn
Rhonda Todtman PPL Explorers Peninsula Public Library Lawrence
Christine L. LaRocque Partners in Poetry CVW Long Lake Public Library Long Lake
Dona Roll Keats Meets the A&A Arcade Free Library Arcade


Tina Best Printmaking and Prose Hyde Park Elementary School Cincinnati


Nathan Swanson Sounds That Tell Stories: Pathways To Creative Writing Through Music Marshall Elementary School Tulsa


Allison Kline Fruit Seed Gardening at Bryant Bryant Promise Academy Philadelphia
Cathy Bateman Graphic Novels of Popular Stories in Each Student’s Native Language The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush Philadelphia
Kristin Luebbert A History Walk with African-American Abolitionists Bache-Martin School Philadelphia
Lisa Frank Where Do You Read? Finding the Perfect Spot Olney Elementary School Philadelphia
Melanie Ramsey Ukuleles and Art for the Young and Young at Heart: A Tribute to Ezra Jack Keats Hollidaysburg Area Public Library Hollidaysburg

South Carolina

Kimberly Suber Winnsboro In Pictures Gordon Odyssey Academy Winnsboro
Baily Griffith Community Gallery Walk at West Ashley ASM West Ashley Advanced Studies Magnet Charleston


Brenda Fincher Gather The Generations and Bring Your Imaginations! Bloomburg Independent School
Sara Perez Pre-K Reads! Dr. Thomas Esparza Elementary Edinburg


Cassie Cox Poetry in the Most Unexpected Places Two Rivers High School Ogden


Colleen Korniak Let’s Grow, Jericho! Jericho Town Library Jericho
Toni Gildone Literary Hero Dioramas Chelsea Library Chelsea


Deborah Alsko Keats Meets the Streets Reams Road Elelmentary School North Chesterfield


Carey Kipp Be a Hero Family Service Project Baraboo Public Library Baraboo
Cole Zrostlik St. Croix Falls StoryTrails St. Croix Falls Public Library St. Croix Falls