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Grant Programs


Lisa McVicker Reading Grant 



Joyce Emerson Elementary Grant



Stephen Hamer Science Grant


Hiles Music Grant 



General Grant Recipients










For the 2017-2018 school year, Anderson Education Foundation is proud to have awarded $25,782.01 an increase of over $10,000 to classroom teachers for assistance in student achievement and enrichment. The grants are funded by donations from people who care about our school system and student success.


Special thanks goes to:

• Anderson Community School Corporation employees who give more than $7,000 yearly through our Payroll Deduction Program

• Our memorial grant families, Lisa McVicker, Joyce Emerson and Stephen Hamer

• And new this year is our Hiles Music Grant



Lisa McVicker Reading Grant 

  • Lexiled Library -Tammy Blalock, Edgewood Elementary


Joyce Emerson Elementary Grant

  • Animals in Nonfiction Text - Tammy Blalock, Eastside Elementary School


Stephen Hamer Science Grant
  • BREAKFAST AT RUBE’S - Dave Perrel, Anderson High School


Hiles Music Grant **New in 2017**

  • Drumming Up Success - Amanda Lindorf, Erskine Elementary School


General Grant Recipients

  • Awareness of Disabilities! - Carol Analco, Anderson High School
  • Bringing Genetics to Life - Leah Perry, Anderson High School
  • Clemson Calculus Challenge-Richard Zuichkovski, Anderson High School
  • College and Career Fair - Betsy Dugan/Julie Chelli, D-26 College & Career Center
  • CPR for Life -Craig Stephenson, D-26 College & Career Center
  • Curtain Up! Shrek Jr. - Karen Sipes/Brandon Bailey, Highland Middle School
  • Diversity In Literature - Paul Partenzana, Anderson High School
  • Drumming Away for a Better Day - Staci Miller, Edgewood Elementary
  • Engaging &Empowering Leveled Chapter Book Sets - Brett Yoder, Eastside Elementary
  • Enhancing the T in STEAM for Makerspace - Julie Morse, COMPASS
  • Exploring Machines with K’nex - Grant Garber, Highland Middle School
  • Food Chains and Webs - Beth French/Kristi Proctor, Valley Grove Elementary
  • Greenhouse Equipment - Andy McCammon, D-26 College & Career Center
  • Help Makey Makey Science Fun - Heather Bigoss, Eastside Elementary
  • In Touch with Tomorrow - Kelly Heath, Edgewood Elementary
  • LEGO Learning and STEAM - Suzanne Wheeler, COMPASS
  • Let’s Get Dramatic 2018 -Karen Sipes/Brandon Bailey, Highland Middle School
  • Literacy Through Music - Judy Kimmer, Tenth St. Elementary
  • Nonfiction Resources for Research Papers - Jennifer Myrick/Vicki Buck, Edgewood Elementary
  • Programming Flying Drones - Ben Hook, Highland Middle School
  • Seeing Art in 3D - Kim Anderson, Anderson Elementary
  • Something Fishy About Growing Plants - Micah Dean, Highland Middle School
  • STEAM Cart - Treva Bostic, Valley Grove Elementary
  • Strengthen Our Program & Strengthen Our Community - Wendy Bailey, D26 College & Career Center
  • Tower Gardens: from STEAM to STEAMED - Skipper/Knost/Perry, Anderson High School 

Previous Grant Recipients

Fall 2016-17

Lisa McVicker Reading Grant 

Loving Literacy Footprints - Jeanette McMahon, Erskine Elementary


Joyce Emerson Elementary Grant

LEGO My Math - Carol Phillips, Valley Grove Elementary


Stephen Hamer Science Grant

Rolling with Robotics/SPHERO - Brandon Bailey, Highland Middle School


General Grant Recipients

  • Always Choose Kind - Mary Ann Wildman, Highland Middle School
  • Bowling Abatement - Linda Williams-Boyd, Anderson Elementary

  • Classroom Amplification System - Mary Weeks, Valley Grove Elementary

  • Clemson Calculus Challenge - Richard Ziuchkovski, Anderson High School

  • Creating Readers in 180 Days! - Kirsten Gray, Edgewood Elementary

  • Critical Thinking Through Creative Outlet - Julie Morse, COMPASS

  • Curtain Up! Building Character Through Theatre Arts - Karen Sipes & Brandon Bailey, Highland Middle School

  • I CAN - Carol Analco, Anderson High School

  • Playwrights, Producers & Players: Let’s Get Dramatic - Karen Sipes & Brandon Bailey, Highland Middle School

  • Shakespeare in the Spring - Tiffany Jackson, Anderson High School

  •  STEM Mayhem! - Laura Raper, Highland Middle School

  •  Therapy Dog - Kristal McCorkle, COMPASS

  •  Wobble and Learn - Kim Weis, Erskine Elementary




May be mailed to:
Anderson Education Foundation
1600 Hillcrest Avenue
Anderson, IN 46011
  • Classroom Grants
  • Memorial Grants
  • Zachary Novak Memorial Music Scholarship
  • George W. Hiles Memorial Music Scholarship
  • Special Projects
Please contact us with any questions:
P: 765.640.4303
F: 765.641.2106