North Island Credit Union has announced the recipients of its fall 2019 teacher grants to assist educators in funding innovative learning opportunities for their students. Through the program, the credit union will provide $10,000 in grants to directly support classroom projects.
The Fall 2019 North Island Credit Union San Diego County Teacher Grant recipients are:
- Jennifer Bromma, Joan MacQueen Middle School
- Sara Burmeister, Literacy First Charter School
- Kelly Casassa, Diegueno Middle School
- Courtney Craig, Del Norte High School
- Maria Galleher, Chula Vista High School
- Sinead Greenzweig, Enrique S Camarena Elementary School
- Rebecca Jan, Castle Park Middle School
- Lilliana Mougel, Bernardo Heights Middle School
- Khamphet Pease, Wilson Middle School
- Yvette Rodriguez, National City Middle School
“North Island Credit Union is committed to supporting the education community, and our grant program is one way we’re working to help teachers bring exciting programs into their classrooms,” said California Credit Union CEO Steve O’Connell. “All of these projects are truly inspiring, and we congratulate each of these educators as they work to spark a new passion for learning in their students and make a difference in our shared communities.”
The credit union grants will help fund a wide variety of programs illustrating the creativity and commitment teachers bring to their classrooms and communities. Projects receiving grants include developing water filtration and testing systems, community sustainability programs, school-based gardens and green spaces, communication technologies and peer-based socialization for special education students, and robotics programs, among many others.
Since the creation of the program in 2012, the credit union has awarded $105,000 in teacher grants to benefit students throughout San Diego and Los Angeles. Up to 20 grants are awarded bi-annually in the spring and fall. Any full-time classroom teacher in San Diego and Los Angeles County can apply for a grant for a program that has clearly defined learning objectives tied to students’ academic needs, displays creativity in education, and targets a significant number of students.
California Credit Union is a federally insured, state chartered credit union founded in 1933 that serves public or private school employees, community members and businesses across California. With more than 165,000 members and assets of $3 billion, California Credit Union has 24 branches throughout Los Angeles and San Diego counties. The credit union operates in San Diego County as North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union.