Each year CCISD teachers can apply for the Clear Creek Education Foundation’s (CCEF) Innovative Grant Program.  The program provides funding for hands-on instructional ideas that enrich the classroom learning experience in academic areas of math, science, and technology.

Since 2016, the ICAN Foundation has earmarked charitable dollars to support our local teachers in pioneering state-of-the-art education practices in their classrooms.   This week, the ICAN Foundation presented a $10,000 check to the CCEF Teacher Innovative Grant program.  “We are thrilled to be able to support teachers who think “out of the box,” said Tim Avery, ICAN Foundation Board Chairman.  “One great example is a grant that we funded at Clear Lake High School for their chemistry classes.  The project creates 3D printed periodic tables for chemistry students so they can see and practice with hands-on manipulatives that cover impossible-to-see concepts. This year’s donation brings the ICAN Foundation’s total contribution to $40,000.

Presenting the check was ICAN Foundation’s Board Chair, Tim Avery; Board Member, Marie Boykin; and staff members Sara Cassells and Lori Ginsburg.  Accepting the check for the Clear Creek Education Foundation was Deborah Laine, Executive Director; Katy Bastedo, Board Chairman; Joe Barlow, Board Vice Chairman; Jonathan Cottrell, Past Chairman; Todd Hinz, Board member; and Kelsey McNeil, Marketing and Events Manager.

“Thank you so much,” said Katy Bastedo, Clear Creek Education Foundation Chairman. “This money goes right back into our school system for teachers and students.”

Standing Left To Right: Tim Avery, Sara Cassells, Todd Hinz, Joe Barlow, Deborah Laine, Marie Boykin, Jonathan Cottrell, Katy Bastedo, Kelsey McNeil, and Lori Ginsburg