Innovation is boundless in Escondido Union School District, judging by the 19 grants worth nearly $32,000 presented December 3, 2019 at the Escondido Education Foundation’s annual Dr. Mike Caston Innovation Awards.
“All over the district, wonderful things are happening,” foundation President Carolyn Royer said, kicking off the event at Reidy Creek Elementary.
This year, the foundation received 50 grant applications, and funded 19 projects. Projects for which teachers received grants cover numerous topics, including robotics, environmental science, performing arts, reading, maker spaces, and more.
“We are grateful to the foundation for their continued support of learning, and for these projects that spark a love of learning,” said EUSD Superintendent Dr. Luis Ibarra.
Several grant awards were sponsored by generous Escondido Education Foundation partners, including San Diego Gas & Electric, Current Wisdom Foundation, Route 78 Rotary, Jack Raymond in honor of Peggy Raymond, and Carilyn Gilbert Reading.
“The Escondido Education Foundation truly believes in community,” EUSD Deputy Superintendent Leila Sackfield said. “When all of these people come together, we are able to do a lot. From EUSD, thank you, Escondido Education Foundation for being the seamstress that knits together the fabric of our community.
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