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Teacher Grants
Supporting Excellence and Innovation in our Schools!





The OCSD Foundation is pleased to announce the Classroom Grant Recipients for 2022


North Broad St. Elementary -- Best Foot Forward Student Walking Program

Otto Shortell Middle School -- Independent Reading Program/Classroom Library/ S.S. and English

OHS -- Field Trip to Old Forge/Bald Mountain for Self-Contained Students

OHS -- Build That Bass--Music Department

Photo to come


Congratulations to the 2019 awardees for Innovative Classroom Grants!


Recipients pictured from left to right: Cindi Bobo, Beth Poulos, Megan Rice, Astrid Helfant

(absent from photo: Scott Fallon)




Linda Buschatzke, Seneca St. Elementary and Astrid Helfant, OHS


2017 Innovative Classroom Grant Recipients were awarded to

Astrid Helfant, OHS and Shelley Crowley, North Broad St. Elementary


2016 Innovative Classroom Grant Recipients

Congratulations to (l to r) Peter Gillander, Heather Tallman, Linda Buschatzke, Astrid Helfant.


2015 Innovative Teacher Grant Recipients

Congratulations to (l to r) : Peter Gillander, Heather Cigeroglu, Marjorie Hawthorne, Patty Tedeschi

(Absent for photo: Kalpana Lennox, Jill Rodegher, Astrid Helfant)


 2014 Innovative Teacher Grant Awardees 

Pictured from left to right: OCSD Foundation President, Michel DeBottis, Physical Education instructor, Teresa Costello, Director of Music, Marge Hawthorne, Physical Education instructor, George Moon, OCSD Foundation Board member and Chair of Teacher Grant committee, Jim Tuggey

Absent for photo: Science instructor, Astrid Helfant and Art Instructor, Heather Cigeroglu 


2013 OCSD Foundation Teacher Grant Recipients 


Pictured from L to R, Front Row:  A. Helfant, V. Smith (Counselor)

                                                               Back Row:  S. Britton, M. Hawthorne, L. Collea (Counselor),

                                            R. Orilio, H. Cigeralou   


                                CONGRATULATIONS and Best Wishes for continued success!                              

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