SPOTSWOOD, NJ - At the annual Opening Convocation for the Spotswood Public Schools, the Spotswood Education Foundation (SEF) presented 14 grant awards to staff members totaling $10,222.00. Grants will be used to enhance current programs and curriculum at the schools of each staff member receiving a grant.

Staff members receiving a grant included:


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  •  Jamie Rothfus – History LIVE
  •  Janelle Leidy & Kerin Dinger – IXL Online Program for Common Core
  •  Stacey Vespoli, Debbie Generelli, Barbara Silvers, Jackie Cassidy & Janice Cooper – Roaming Readers
  •  Kristen Carpenter & Jackie Martinez – Self Critiquing Public Speaking
  •  Janelle Leidy & Kerin Dinger – PARCC Common Core Mathematics
  •  Paige Besthoff, Gary Hull & Jeff Michaels – Are We Robots
  •  Jennifer Nemer – Traveling Artifact Trunks
  •  Nancy Torchiano – POWS – Problems of the Week
  •  Joseph Schwartz – 3-D Printer
  •  Rosemarie Valinotti – It Makes Sensory
  •  Jessica Wisniewski – Young Scientists
  •  Jennifer Nemer – New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum
  •  Lauren Arellano – Egg-cited about Reading
  •  Nancy Torchiano and Angela Scuorzo – Let’s Get to the Core

Since 2006, the SEF has awarded 91 grant awards totaling $50,320.80.

The Spotswood Board of Education, administration and staff appreciate all the time and energy the SEF trustees volunteer each year to support the Spotswood Public Schools.