By awarding grants to Dexter Community Schools’ staff, the Educational Foundation of Dexter provides the opportunity for our talented educators to offer programs and opportunities to our students that would not otherwise be funded by the district. The efforts of DCS staff, together with the EFD, provide invaluable experiences for our children.

Did you know…?​

  • Since 1985, about $985,000 in grants have been awarded.

  • Grants funded by the EFD have benefitted students in EVERY Dexter school. 

Teacher-Authored Grants
 

EFD 2021 Fall Grants funded totaling $34,503.16

Teacher Grants:​

  • Horse Therapy - Kalli Nowitzke - Mill Creek

  • Outdoor Activities for Alt. Ed Students - Shelley Rychener - Alt Ed. HS

  • Adv. Bio-Zoology Zoo Field Trip - Leslie Tracy - DHS

  • Classroom Library Books - Alli Mattson - DHS

  • Loaner Headphones - Steve Wincent - Mill Creek

  • Sensory Support for Students with Special Needs - Kim Evanski - Beacon

  • SNAP Zoo Trip - Erica Ehinger - DHS

  • Electrophoresis Equipment to Examine DNA - Ruth Hamilton - DHS

  • Kiln Shelving and Supports - Roger Sprau - DHS

  • Periodicals for Wylie Library - Meredith Nickerson - Wylie

  • MSU Model U-N Conference - Angela Chea - DHS

  • Oceanography Textbooks for National Ocean Science Bowl - Wilbur Tong - DHS

  • Brewing Independence - Mary Visel - DHS

  • "The Zones of Regulation" Book Sets - Tricia Winder - Anchor/Beacon

  • Digital Cameras - Krickett Chamberlain - DHS

  • Decodable Books - Megan Hendricks - Anchor/Beacon

  • Drones for Flight Class - David Yon - Mill Creek

District Grants:​

  • Adapted Music for Students with Special Needs - Bates, Wylie, MC, DHS

  • Iron Dread Conjugate Equipment - Chris Whittaker - DHS (used by Grades 5-12)

 EFD 2021 Spring Grants funded totaling $15,547.40 

Teacher Grants:

  • 3-D Printers - Jason Elmy - Mill Creek 

  • Stools for Outdoor Education- Denise Dutcher - Creekside

  • Fertilized Duck Eggs - Denise Dutcher - Creekside

  • BookPals for 2nd Grade - Mr. McCalla/Mr. Bruder - Anchor/Beacon

  • Dramatic Play Material to Encourage Learning within the Sciences - Linda Hack -  Anchor

  • Fact Fluency Games - Maggie Scheurer - Beacon

  • Preschool Garden - Chelsea Molloy/Bailey Lehman - Jenkins 

District Grants:​

  • Adapted Music for Students with Special Needs - Kristin Bartenslager - Pre-K

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Did you know...?  EFD funded these impactful programs & more:

  • Chime Set for Music Program - Rychener, Snider - Alt. Ed. High School​

  • DIA Field Trip for Spanish III - Maria Vazquez-Brieva - Dexter High School

  • Balloon Debate Books - D'Ann Dunn - Dexter High School

  • Halls of Heroes - Jaime Dudash - Mill Creek/Dexter High School

  • Graphing Calculators - Math Dept. - Mill Creek

  • Robotics FLEX Kits - Sarah Breitner - Creekside

  • Charles H. Wright Museum Field Trip for 5th Grade - Kelly Parachek - Creekside

  • DIA Field Trip for 6th Grade - Christie Newsome - Creekside

  • Social Emotional Learning Books - Natalie Hanlon - Wylie

  • Classroom set of Ukuleles, Brass Drum & Cymbals - Anthony Koch - Wylie

  • Zuma Rocker Chairs - Melinda Hieber - Anchor

  • K-12 Artwalk Banners - DCS art teachers - all DCS

  • Virtual Reality Headsets - Nickerson, Dudash - all DCS 

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