ALEXANDRIA, VA—ASCD announced that Jameson Cable and Dana Bullock, teachers at Crab Orchard Elementary School, are one of 17 recipients nationwide of the first-ever ASCD Teacher Impact Grants, which will directly fund teacher leadership initiatives to drive transformation and improve student outcomes. The Teacher Impact Grants, which were announced at a White House ceremony in May, are the first of their kind in the United States and reflect the growing movement across the country of empowering teachers in the classroom to play a more central role in transforming the teaching profession. Each of the awardees―who hail from 14 different states―is a teacher leader who spends at least 50 percent of his or her time in a classroom setting. Crab Orchard’s grant award is $15,000.
“It is incredibly exciting to be one of the few nonprofit organizations in the country to be directly funding teachers in the classroom,” said Deborah S. Delisle, ASCD Executive Director and CEO. “Teachers across the country are hungry for opportunities to lead, and given the right resources and support, we know they can transform learning experiences and change students’ lives.”