Bay Village Education Foundation awards $10,826 in classroom grants

Pictured left-to-right: seated, Colin Lackey, Camille Sheehan, BVEF grant chair Ellie Bricmont, Matt Kralik; back row, Michael Clifford, Colleen DiLallo, Melissa Wolf, Megan Basel, Heather Fanter, Bea Bishop and Anne Ashley. Not pictured are grant winners Patrick Barrett, Eric Caddey, Theresa Flamos, Jason Martin, Amanda McLin, Paula Michaud, Lauren Stanislaw, Kristi Stannert and Elizabeth Tehran.

The Bay Village Education Foundation has awarded $10,826 in nine classroom grants to enrich educational experiences for Bay Village Schools students.

Anne Ashley, Bay High social studies instructor, will use $1,570 to send two students to the National Leadership Conference held at Camp Miniwanca in Shelby, Michigan, through the American Youth Federation.

Bay High English teacher Bea Bishop, principal Jason Martin and library media specialist Melissa Wolf teamed up to win $1,596 for four televisions with Chromecast technology to mount on the school's library walls for student collaborative project work.

Bay High science teacher Michael Clifford will use $1,500 to enter a student team into the Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

Bay High newspaper advisor and English teacher Heather Fanter was awarded $500 to purchase a camera for newspaper photographers to use.

Megan Basel, a school counselor, was awarded $1,886 to attend training in order to present and become a coach for ROX (Ruling Our eXperiences), a program that equips sixth-grade girls with the knowledge and skills necessary to live healthy, independent, productive and violence-free lives.

A Bay Middle School team of educators including Patrick Barrett, Colleen DiLallo, Theresa Flamos, Paula Michaud, Lauren Stanislaw, Kristi Stannert and Elizabeth Tehran will use $1,080 for 12 Wobble stools to help students who need to wiggle in order to focus.

Mindfulness meditation and mental well-being is the focus of a grant submitted by Matt Kralik, Bay Middle School social studies teacher. Five MUSE meditation assistants will be purchased with the $1,095 award to give biofeedback to students as they learn to quiet their minds.

Special needs students in Collin Lackey's eighth-grade classes will benefit from more flexible seating thanks to a $1,442 grant awarded to him for standing desks, Wobble chairs and Vidget seats.

Bay Middle School science teachers Eric Caddey, Amanda McLin and Camille Sheehan will purchase three digital microscopes with their award of $1,671 to allow the teachers to model how to manipulate the microscope using the digital live image display on a large screen.

The Bay Village Education Foundation funds grants to enrich classroom education in the Bay Village City School District. Learn more about them at

Karen Derby

Director of Communications for the Bay Village City School District

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Volume 10, Issue 21, Posted 9:55 AM, 11.06.2018