Jean Graham Fund Grants

The Jean Graham Fund is established to provide funding for transformative summer learning opportunities for teachers in the Skaneateles Central School District. This permanently endowed fund has been established through gifts made in loving memory of Jean Graham, a retired teacher and founding director of the Skaneateles Education Foundation. Each year, this fund generates resources that allow one grant recipient to pursue an inspiring learning experience related to classroom enrichment and global studies. This prestigious award provides opportunities for personal growth in the pursuit of lifelong learning.

Jean Graham Fund Grants

Grants

Through generous support from over 400 households, foundations and businesses in the Skaneateles community, the following grants have been provided by the Jean Graham Fund. For more information on an individual grant, please click on the grant title.

JGF 2017 – NYC Pro Tools Professional Certification Training, Job Shadowing and the Jazz Scene
Amount funded: $6,500.00
March 2017
Boost teaching skills for Pro Tools 101, professional development with Broadway Audio Engineers, enhance jazz curriculum and teaching approaches for MS and HS jazz bands
JGF 2017 – Portugal and the Age of Discovery
Amount funded: $4,240.00
March 2017
Travel to Portugal for 10 days in July 2017 to study Portugal's pioneering role in the Age of Discovery
2015 JGF Award – Sandi Taylor: Volunteer Teaching in India
Amount funded: $2,953.67
March 2014
Transformative summer travel experience volunteer teaching English in India.
2013 JGF Award – Betsy Smith: Searching for Sal: My Weeklong Adventure on the Erie Canal
Amount funded: $2,812.57
March 2013
Betsy Smith, a State Street teacher, spent one week living on a boat and navigating the Erie Canal. In the state of New York, 4th grade is the year the students learn about New York state history. Betsy has always been intrigued with the canal and was able to get a personal experience of traveling the canal, going through the locks and visiting the canal museums and towns along the way. She has videotaped her adventure and created a custom Erie Canal unit for all 4th grade students to experience.
2012 JGF Award – Rick Garrett: Environmental Studies
Amount funded: $3,000.00
March 2012
Professional development opportunities provide teachers with increased knowledge of areas of study, which translates into new opportunities for students in the classroom. This grant provides funding to attend the College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine to spend two weeks studying animal behavior, field ecology and natural history.