How We Use Funds


Innovation Grants

The Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation’s mission, “Bringing Great Things to the Classroom”  is fulfilled through the Innovation Grant process.

Here are the 2018 Innovation Grant recipients as of May 3, 2018.  More announcements will be made in the next week.


Doug Robertson – Powell Valley Elementary $578 for First LEGO League EV3 Robot Set

Michele Cook – Powell Valley Elementary $2430 for 5 sets of LEGO WeDO 2.0 and 5 iPads

Peter Nilsen-Goodin – Hogan Cedars Elementary $2167 for 40 ukuleles and supporting material to teach every student how to play the ukulele

The 1st grade team of Dawn Kemp, Sheri Taylor and Jill Neighorn – Kelly Creek $1047 for 3 classroom subscriptions for Nearpod

Erin McGill – East Gresham Elementary $700 for iPad cases with keyboards and 10 Port USB Charge and Sync Station

Kerry Muntz – Structured Skills Center $970 for classroom rock and mineral identification kits and supplemental earth science material

Robert Winters – Gresham High School $1500 for an Orbital Shaker/Incubator for IB Biology students

Brad Gerards – Springwater Trail High School $2472 for 6 LEGO MindStorms EV3 robotic sets


Here are the 2017 Innovation Grant Recipients:

Natalie Wolf, Kelly Creek –  $2392 for 8 iPads to be used with 2016 Innovation Grant for Wonder Workshop robots.
Elizabeth Rossmiller, Kelly Creek  –  $920 for flexible seating for use in technology-rich 3rd grade classroom.
Jennifer Carvajal, Kelly Creek – $241 for reading QR codes for digital access to read aloud book titles in the classroom.
Myranda Doering, Kelly Creek –  $690 for BrainPOP for three 5th grade classrooms.
Shara Nagel, Clear Creek Middle School – $1162 for Math Manipulatives to align with Ready Math curriculum.
Tom Erickson, Clear Creek Middle School – $93 for Automata Books to be used in STEAM classrooms to add artistic skills to current curriculum.
Shannon Murdock, Hollydale Elementary – $2451 for LEGO Machines & Mechanisms for classroom science instruction in 3rd & 4th grade.
Kelly Deatherage, Deep Creek Damascus – $350 for short high interest novels with contemporary themes for middle-school students reading below grade level
Brad Cook, Gresham High School – $610 for Graphics Art Monitor for GHS’ Graphic Design classroom
Robert Winters, Gresham High School – $1687 for science probes and monitors
Crystel Weber, Gresham High School – $2250 for 10 Chromebooks
Karissa Slack, Gresham High School –  $2274 for 6 iPad minis
Olivia Green, Gresham High School – $2396 for graphing calculators
Lisa Cavanagh, Gresham High School – $280 for dry-erase boards for student use
Daniel Burroughs, Structured  Skills Center – $900 for iPads
Karen Long, North Gresham –  $1000 for Mystery Science curriculum