Grants for LPS Teachers

Supporting Our Teachers Through LPSF Grants

The Littleton Public Schools Foundation is proud to support LPS teachers through our Grants to Teachers program. We are offering $100,000 in grant funding and encourage new and innovative ideas and practices that will enhance the already comprehensive learning opportunities within LPS schools. We believe teachers are the best assets and educational resources we have in educating our youth. Our goal is to fund teacher grant requests that inspire creativity, innovation, and enhances the educational experience for students across Littleton Public Schools. 

There are three levels of grants available:

$1,000 - Any individual staff member can apply for any amount up to $1,000. There are 50 grants available.

$2,500 - A PLC team can apply for any amount up to $2,500. There are 10 grants available and they will be competitive. 

$5,000 - An entire building can apply for up to $5,000. There are 5 of these grants available and they will be extremely competitve.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 10th at midnight. 

Important Notes for Preparing a Grant Request

Guide to Help You Prepare Your Grant Request

The following items will not be covered or eligible for funding:

  •  Food and entertainment
  •  Teacher re-certification
  •  Personal enrichment course work (masters degree, etc)
  •  Travel expenses
  •  Non-District supported technologies
  •  Substitute fees
  •  Field Trips
  •  Programs that require sustainable funding from LPSF
  •  Capital campaigns
  •  Before or After school programs 
  •  School or booster clubs
  •  Reimbursable expenses of any kind
  • Classroom furniture (due to Bond coverage)

Grant Awards Fall 2020

We are excited to announce all the grant recipients for the Fall 2020 Grants to Teachers Program.  Congratulations!

Elementary School

Ryan Olson East  Volleyball standards
Kim Bossart Field Library Books for Media Center
Thomas Wetzel Field Covid friendly class sets
Maria Banta Highland Tools for Reading
Richard Clarke Highland  Digital Recording Devices
Jenn Claus Hopkins  Novels for Hopkins
Jasmin Fling Hopkins  Reading Intervention Program Supplies
Libby Wachter Hopkins  Reaching and Teaching the Next Generation of Mathematicians
Tina Caranna Hopkins  Drum Kit Sets
Mary Wilson Lenski  Hydration Station
Vincent DeMarco  Peabody  Bowling Balls
Jason Hill Runyon Adaptive Bike for Elementary Riders
Rachael Lessmann Runyon Flexible seating options for Literacy Students
Gretchen Storm (Runyon Speech-Lang Pathologist) Runyon  iPads for Special Educaiton Communication
Jo Ellen Fountain Runyon  Wellness In The Time Of Covid
Jill Kates Sandburg Decodable Literature Books to Engage Emergent Readers
Michael Rowe Sandburg  Physical Education iPad
Christine Bailey Twain  Microphone
Michelle Dillard Twain  Leveraging STEM to Model our World

Middle School

Andrew Holcombe Euclid  New Sound System for Euclid Performing Arts Students
Evan Biddulph Euclid  Drones for STEM and Video Classes
Jennifer Milstead Euclid  Yearbook Junior Staff Member Program
Megan Guest Euclid  Innovation / Design Thinking
Amber Charbonneau Goddard These Masks are Making me Thirsty!
Elena Jones Goddard Hands on Geometry
Janet Castleton Goddard  Equitable Access to Literature
Shannon Hanschen Goddard  Materials to Establish a Choice-Based Art Program
Shayna Wood Goddard  Great Books in the Hands of Great Kids
Taylor Ann Meersman Goddard 6th grade Math Grant
Kevin Wood Newton  Red Cat Lightspeed microphone/speaker
Melanie Sutton Newton  Breakout EDU Membership - Unlock the Love of Learning
Briana Nash Powell  Classroom Maps
Diane Gaston Powell  Model for Change
Peggy Brinkhuis Powell  Streamlining SPED Challenges

High School

Jeff Corson Arapahoe Computer Simulation
Jesse Craig Arapahoe Swift Microscope Cameras
Jennifer Kadarisman Arapahoe  Creative Learning Solutions for Unusual Times
Katie Abner Arapahoe  Stationary Bike for AHS PE
Amanda Hurley Heritage Video Production LED Light Kits
Jo Andrews Heritage Virtual Communication
Kim Cuthbert Heritage Supporting Self-Regulation through Neuroscience
Mike Rudolph Heritage Raspberry Pis for 
Jill McCormick Heritage  Incubator MVP Pitches
Kevin Keena Heritage  Mobile Video Production Kit: Microphones
Mollie Pitrone Littleton High School SuperStar Teacher Resources
Sam Adams-Berger Littleton High School Gaga for Gaga Ball


Alicen Fair  Littleton Academy Kathryn McEntire  Teaching Tolerance Through a Diverse Classroom Library 
Brianne Engle Littleton Academy Kathryn McEntire  School Connect - A Curriculum for Boosting Social, Emotional and Academic Skills
Michelle Davis Littleton Academy Kathryn McEntire Continent Discovery Boxes
Elizabeth Graziano  Littleton Academy Kathryn McEntire  Audi-books/PlayAway
Aimee Dierking Littleton Prep Kim Ash Pre-K Sensory Needs
Karolina Stachura Littleton Prep Kim Ash Therapy Dog Support 

Options Secondary

Andrew Granat Options Secondary Options Pedal Power
Anna Spillen Options Secondary Art & Design 3D Scanner
Dave Vanoni Options Secondary HS Discovery Program Anxiety Reduction & Attention Production
Erica Hermann and Julia Lyons  Options Secondary  Mindfulness/Group Counseling Space 
Jami Nelson Options Secondary  Stationary Pedals and Ball Chairs
Jeff Pickering Options Secondary AP & Workeys Testing Support
Leah Crews Options Secondary Pear Deck, Nearpod, ED Puzzle, IKL

Pre School

Kendra Hatler, Michelle Butler, Mary Shepard The Village at North Learning for All Using Interactive Technology
Amy Felix Wilder Preschool Promoting Social & Emotional Health through Pretend Play

Transition Services

Cynthia Goyette Transition Services Indoor and Outdoor Learning
Adriann Lara Enriquez Transition Services  Balance and Focus
Patty Clarke and Hillary Mauren Transition Services  People to People, the art of connecting