Fund For Teachers
Fund for Teachers has awarded $30 million in grants to nearly 8,000 of America's top educators. FFT Fellows have traveled to 151 different countries on all seven continents. Fund for Teachers honors the professionalism of dedicated teachers and values their judgment as to what best impacts their practice​.

All fellowships awarded are self-designed. To learn more about our teachers and their projects use the search tool provided below.

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Subject Area Grade Level Project Description School Location Destination City Destination State Destination Country Destination Continent Name School Name Fellowship Year Program Post Fellowship Report
Science 11-12/9-10 Study marine research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and the Atlanta Aquarium in Georgia. SUGAR LAND, TX Boston Maryland United States North America Kellie Yoh STEPHEN F AUSTIN H S 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Advanced Education/Leadership 2 Grade Attend the Professional Learning Communities at Work Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada. El Reno, OK Deanne Lagaly Rose Witcher Elementary 2006 Oklahoma Program
Visual/Performing Arts K-5 Tour and explore the cities of Rome, Venice, and Florence in Italy. HOUSTON, TX Rome, Venice, and Florence Tuscany, Lazio, Veneto Italy Europe Emily Harris MAYDE CREEK EL 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Literature/Writing 8th Attend yearly conference hosted by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. The conference will be followed with a tour of Holland and Poland to visit concentration camps and other Holocaust sites Owasso, OK Washington D.C. & Amsterdam D.C., Holland, & Poland Poland Europe Kimberly Derby Owasso Eighth Grade Center 2006 Oklahoma Program
Visual/Performing Arts K-2 Participate in a tour of Reggio Emilia Schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Oakland, CA Reggio Emilia Reggio Emilia Italy Europe Lisa Ostapinski Lighthouse Community Charter School 2006 EL Education Program
Science 3-5 Study the ecology of New Zealand to study environmental issues such as wildlife conservation Oklahoma City, OK Auckland Auckland New Zealand Australia Mellissa Lanman Elementary- Central Intermediate 2006 Oklahoma Program
History/Social Studies 10-12 Visit schools in Europe to set up an interactive Web site with these schools that will allow interactivity between multiple teachers and students at multiple sites Tulsa, OK Frankfurt, Paris, London Europe (Nethelands, Germany) France Europe Nakita Moffitt Booker T. Washington 2006 Oklahoma Program
Language/Cultural Immersion 3rd participate in a Wildlife Volunteer Project and Spanish Immersion course in Bolivia. Oakland, CA Santa Cruz Bolivia Bolivia South America Jenny Rikkers Lighthouse Community Charter School 2006 EL Education Program
Visual/Performing Arts 6,7,8 Perform critical studies of some of the most influential art in Europe. PASADENA, TX Madrid,Bilboa,Paris,Munich,Berlin,Amsterdam Spain,France,Germany, Netherlands Spain Europe Cavan Leerkamp QUEENS INTERMEDIATE 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Language/Cultural Immersion 6, 7, 8 Attend a Spanish language immersion program in Malaga, Spain; and explore the country’s historical and cultural landmarks. KATY, TX Malaga Malaga Spain Europe Piper Taylor MORTON RANCH J H 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
History/Social Studies 6/7/8 Travel to Memphis, Little Rock & Alabama to prepare for an expedition on the Civil Rights movement. Denver, CO Little Rock, Memphis & Alabama Alabama, Arkansas & Tennessee United States North America Joshua Feiger Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning 2006 EL Education Program
Math 9-12 Travel to Italy to study the history of math and its connections with art, architecture, science, and engineering. KATY, TX Rome, Florence & Venice Mainland Italy & Sicily Italy Europe Darlene Sugarek CINCO RANCH H S 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Literacy 2nd Professional Development with Austrailian educators to learn how their students' high literacy rate is impacted by the arts Tulsa, OK Sydney New South Wales Australia Australia Jennifer Potts Chouteau 2006 Oklahoma Program
Visual/Performing Arts preK-5 Attend the Mosaic Art School for one week in Ravenna, Italy and create a Virtual Field Trip of museums in Milan, Florence, Pompeii and Rome. KATY, TX Ravenna, Milan, Florence, Pompeii and Rome Piedmont Italy Europe Judith Vitolo KATY EL 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Science Kinder Travel to Maui, Hawaii to research and explore the natural rainforests and botanical gardens. KATY, TX Maui Hawaii United States North America Amanda Landis JACK & SHARON RHOADS EL 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Visual/Performing Arts 8-12 Attend the "Connecting Collections" summer institute for teachers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Fletcher, OK New York City New York United States North America Vicki Sullivan Fletcher HIgh School 2006 Oklahoma Program
History/Social Studies 9 - 12 Tour Spain’s Andalusia region and Northern Morocco, both of which have been Christian and Muslim at the same (and different) times in history, to see how each culture has left its mark on the other Boston, MA Madrid and Casablanca Andalusia and Northern Morocco Spain Europe John Abbott Snowden International School at Copley 2006 Boston Program
Science 9,10 Study geology of national parks throughout Utah, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Colorado. Queens, NY Salt Lake City Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, Montana United States North America Mark Heilbrunn Frank Sinatra High School 2006 New York City Program
Literacy 2nd Professional Development with Austrailian educators to learn how their students' high literacy rate is impacted by the arts Tulsa, OK Dana McBurney Chouteau 2006 Oklahoma Program
Visual/Performing Arts 9-12 Participate with a workshop course to learn digital photography. HOUSTON, TX Eugene Oregon United States North America Dorothy Mladenka MAYDE CREEK H S 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Science K Travel to Maui, Hawaii to research and explore the natural rainforests and botanical gardens. KATY, TX Kathryn Holmes JACK & SHARON RHOADS EL 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
Science K Travel to Maui, Hawaii to research and explore the natural rainforests and botanical gardens. KATY, TX Kimberley Fuller JACK & SHARON RHOADS EL 2006 Greater Houston Area Program
History/Social Studies 2-3 Travel to Ireland to study culture and history. Cortez, CO Dublin Ireland Ireland Europe Tamra Hill Manaugh Elementary School 2006 EL Education Program
Math 9th Attend the 3rd International Conference on Teaching of Mathematics in Istanbul, Turkey, then volunteer for two weeks at the Auschwitz Museum and visit Holocaust sites Hyde Park, MA Istanbul Turkey Germany Europe Natalie Rivkin Social Justice Academy 2006 Boston Program
History/Social Studies 4 Investigate the roots of ancient civilization in Greece — Crete, Knossos, Santorini, Oia, Athens — and use the experiences to bring together history, mythology, and art lessons Boston, MA Athens Greece Greece Europe Patricia Keyo Farragut Elementary-CLOSED 2006 Boston Program
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