Our Community Credit Union- community is in our middle name and working together is part of our mission. Together, local businesses provide classroom grants to local K-12 teachers, supporting their efforts to enhance the learning experience. Since it’s inception in 2014, the Community Partners Education Grant program has distributed over $90,000 to classrooms across Mason and Grays Harbor Counties.
Local businesses supporting local educators with funds to enrich the student’s learning environment.
The Community Partner Education Grant (CPEG) committee awarded $23,850 in grants to thirty-seven teachers in both Grays Harbor and Mason Counties in Washington State.
A wide variety of unique projects and programs were funded, such as a trip to a vertical wind tunnel, digital cameras and 3D printers, and learning expeditions in the great outdoors*. Usually teachers would have to pay for these items or programs themselves, as typically funds are not available through regular school district resources. A complete list of approved grants is below.
This is the fifth year that CPEG has been able to award grants of up to $1,000 to local educators. The committee approved 95% of the applications this cycle. The partnership is comprised of nine local businesses, including Belco Forest Products, Elma Family Dental, Green Diamond Resource Company, Hood Canal Communications, Our Community Credit Union, Shelton Dental Center, Sierra Pacific Foundation, Simpson Door Company, and Vaughan Co, Inc. Since its inception, the dollar amount and number of approved grants has nearly doubled.
Founded in 2014, the Community Partners Education Grant (CPEG) has awarded over $90,000 of K-12 grant requests. This unique program provides funding for educational projects and programs while allowing teachers great flexibility to develop them. CPEG is local businesses supporting local educators with funds to enrich the student’s learning environment.
For more information, please visit the CPEG Facebook page.
* A few additional projects include special education programs, books, GED testing, robotics equipment, art materials, welding fabrication tools, and graphing calculators.
CPEG Awarded Grants for 2018/19 School Year
|Diana Smith||Beacon Elementary||K,1,2||Supporting Readers through Book Ownership|
|Brian Wirzbicki||Bordeaux Elementary||4||JA BizTown|
|Julie Crawford||East Grays Harbor High School||9,10,11,12||GED Testing Support|
|Alyssa Maslen||Elma Elementary School||K||Steps to Social Success: Kindergarten Style|
|Chris Scofield||Elma Elementary School||K,1,2||Teach Town Social Skills Curriculum Spec Ed|
|Debbie Woodruff||Elma Elementary School||K||Sensory Work Stations|
|Kim Clark/Ilene Wade||Elma Elementary School||K||Class-to-Home Reading Program|
|Becki Spivey||Elma High School||9,10,11,12||Special Education Class Curriculum & Materials|
|Chris Aiken||Elma High School||9,10,11,12||Elma Math Department|
|Rachelle Ridout||Elma High School||9,10,11,12||Elma Math Department|
|Emily Bucy||Elma High School||9,10,11,12||Special Education Lifeskills|
|Kerry Murphy||Elma High School||10,11,12||Mini Q’s in US History & Economics|
|Wendy Beldin||Elma High School||9,10,11,12||Positive Behavior Intervention & Support|
|Kim Hinderlie||Elma Middle School||8||Books for Homeroom!|
|Lori Carossino||Elma Middle School||7||Road Trip Washington|
|Aide Villalobos||Evergreen Elementary||2||Young Ornithologists|
|Katie Pitroff||Grapeview School||K||Unit Blocks for STEM|
|Alexia Hadfield||Hawkins Middle School||7,8||Science/CTE/Project Lead the Way|
|Austin Crossman||Hood Canal Elementary||K-4||Sensory Items|
|Brenda Kabat / Laurie Byrd||Hood Canal School||8||iFLY day of STEM|
|Melanie Lankford / Kelsey Parks||Hood Canal School||2||Mapping the Skokomish|
|Mandy Biggs||McCleary School||3||Lets Get Outside and Explore|
|Candace Ranney||Mt View Elementary||K,1,2,3,4,5||Digital Photography/Yearbook|
|Colin McGrane||Oakland Bay Jr High||8,9||Chess Team|
|Mark MacLean||Oakland Bay Jr High||8,9||Dress for Success!|
|Aimee Keiper||Olympic Middle School||6,7||3d printer|
|Daniel Deacon||Pioneer Middle School||6,7,8||Photo Studio/Yearbook|
|Jacob Fullington||Shelton High School||10,11,12||Engineering, CAD, Electronics|
|Jennifer Simpson||Shelton High School||10,11,12||FBLA|
|Matt Gordon||Shelton High School||9,10,11,12||Skills USA|
|Matthew Montoya||Shelton High School||9,10,11,12||Fabrication Table Clamps|
|Robin Clarey||Shelton High School||8,9,10,11,12||Shelton High School Robotics|
|Sherry Simon||Shelton High School||10,11,12||Skills USA Photography|
|Candace Hollatz||Simpson Elementary||5||Lessons Learned to Outdoor Science|
|Emily Egger||Simpson Elementary||3,4,5,6||Reusable Items & Simpson Snack Program|
|Erica Fredrickson||Simpson Elementary||4||Squaxin Island Museum & Library Research Ctr|
|Lynn Cranston||Simpson Elementary||3||Art Integration|
|by Email||by Mail|
PO Box 1670
Shelton, WA 98584
|Thank you Sierra Pacific Foundation for their continued support of local teachers.||2018/19 CPEG Committee Members||2017/18 CPEG Committee Members|
CPEG applications are reviewed by a representative from each contributing business:
Belco Forest Products, Elma Family Dental, Green Diamond Resource Company, Hood Canal Communications, Our Community Credit Union, Shelton Dental Center, Sierra Pacific Foundation, Simpson Door Company and Vaughan Chopper Pumps.