Grants

The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation awarded a record amount of $73,380 in PRIME Grants (Promoting Rock Island Milan Education) throughout the Rock Island-Milan School District at the Opening Day Ceremony on August 3.The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation provides grants to teachers, schools and District #41 to improve the quality of education for students in the Rock Island-Milan School District.

Grants awarded for the 2015-2016 school year:

Teacher Grants

  • Jim Adams (Rock Island High School), $929.97
  • Cindy Arkebauer (Eugene Field Elementary) $991.89
  • Brooke Banker (Frances Willard Elementary) $940.68
  • Ron Boardman (Rock Island High School) $1,000.00
  • Tim Corwin (Rock Island High School) $911.40
  • Kim Dillender (Earl Hanson Elementary) $996.00
  • Brooke Greenwood (Frances Willard Elementary) $963.42
  • Henry Hall (Earl Hanson Elementary) $996.00
  • Kris Hays (Rock Island Center for Math & Science ) $921.35
  • Kate Lievens (Earl Hanson Elementary) $997.00
  • Valerie Matson (Frances Willard Elementary) $940.68
  • Bettina McWilliams (Rock Island Academy) $1,000.00
  • Krystle Padilla (Rock Island Academy) $1,000.00
  • Amanda Puebla (Rock Island High School) $1,000.00
  • Stacy Rohm (Longfellow Liberal Arts) $857.98
  • Shaya Smith (Rock Island Center for Math & Science) $745.41
  • Joann Stribling (Rock Island High School) $911.54
  • Maggi Voss (Edison Jr. High) $995.70
  • Wade Weber (Rock Island High School) $924.00
  • Chad Wickard (Rock Island Center for Math & Science) $938.32
  • Julie Zarlatanes (Edison Junior High) $1,000.00

School Department Grants

  • Giovanna Davila (Thomas Jefferson Elementary) $2,937.25
  • Deb Depaepe (Rock Island Center for Math & Science) $2,996.59
  • Joey DiIulio (Ridgewood Elementary) $1,666.68
  • Sarah Greim (Rock Island High School) $2,998.90
  • John Hazners (Rock Island High School) $680.00
  • Steven Inman & Jennifer Anselmi (Rock Island Center for Math & Science) $2,770.93
  • Allison Knanishu (Rock Island High School) $3,000.00
  • Nikki Melody (Frances Willard Elementary) $3,000.00
  • Kim Miers & Chris Beierlein (Denkmann Elementary) $1,904.96
  • Cheryl Park (Washington Jr. High) $2,926.00
  • Jennifer Schrempf (Earl Hanson Elementary) $2,919.00
  • Science Department (Edison Jr. High) $2,831.90
  • Venessa Taylor (Rock Island High School) $2,922.00
  • Dennis Weiss (Eugene Field Elementary) $3,000.00
  • Washington ELA (Washington Jr. High) $2,653.00

District Grants

  • Peter Carlin (Band) $3,614.00
  • Carmine Draude (District #41) $2,000.00
  • District #41 English Language Learner Teachers $1.196.00
  • Karen Neder (Speech/Language) $3,857.36
  • Elizabeth Wayne (Washington Jr. High) $3,994.00

All teachers and schools in the district have a chance to apply annually for funding from the Education Foundation. Each teacher can apply for a $1,000 grant; school/department grants are available for up to $3,000; and district grants where multiple schools will be affected are available for $4,000. In cases where the Education Foundation cannot fund an application, the organization works with the school district’s Teaching and Learning Department to find other sources of grant funding for projects.

PRIME Grant 2015 ApplicationSample completed application