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Grants awarded to teachers for creative lessons related to cooking, podcasts, ukuleles


MUNCIE, Ind. — Ten local teachers will receive $4,706.80 in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County.

Awards of up to $600 are available through the Bell Grants program. Teachers in public and private K-12 schools in Delaware County are invited to apply for this competitive funding throughout the school year to enhance learning in their classrooms. Teachers may apply for as many unique, creative classroom projects as they can imagine during each of the four application cycles, according to a release. Grant applications are reviewed blindly by a committee of fellow educators. Funded projects are creative or innovative classroom projects designed to stimulate learning in students.

Awards for the first cycle of the 2021-22 school year include:

  • Kari Baldwin, Jennifer Sites, Shelby Robbins and Katina Nickels at Selma Elementary School, Boost Two Comprehension (B2C), $600.

  • Lance Brand, Adam Lennon and Elijah May at Delta High School, Honing in on homeostasis, $600.

  • Beth Buehler at East Washington Academy, SEL of Giftedness, $559.62.

  • Becky Fulton at Wes-Del Middle/High School, Sewing for Smiles, $541.16.

  • Becky Fulton at Wes-Del Middle/High School, Kids in the Kitchen, $409.53.

  • Becky Fulton at Wes-Del High School, Cooking for 1, $249.18.

  • Mason Fulton at Wes-Del Middle/High School, Podcasts and Politics, $300.

  • Kiki Pavlechko at Yorktown High School, Slab Sculptures, $449.81.

  • Jennifer Hudson Roberts at Wes-Del Elementary School, Make Reading POP!, $418.50.

  • Angel Williams at Wes-Del Elementary School, Success with Strings using Ukuleles in Music Class, $579.

Bell Grants are funded through the Robert P. Bell Teacher Grants Fund at the Community Foundation. Individuals can contribute to the endowment fund to memorialize a special teacher, honor a retiring teacher or teacher celebrating a work anniversary, or to show their support for K-12 education in Delaware County.

The next deadline for Bell Grants in the 2021-22 school year is Nov. 1, 2021. Applications are available online at For more information about Bell Grant applications and the Robert P. Bell Teacher Grants Fund, contact Carly Acree-King, program officer, at Information is also available at

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