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Marci Resnick Teacher Fund: Grant application deadline April 16

By Guest blogger on Apr 5, 2012 05:15 PM

LogoThis guest blog post comes from Dina Portnoy.


Marci Resnick was an elementary school teacher in Philadelphia public schools for more than 20 years before becoming the second director of the Philadelphia Writing Project and later an associate director of the National Writing Project. In 2007, Marci died, much too young, and the Marci Resnick Teacher Fund was established in her memory to honor and support the work of elementary school teachers. The fund awards $500 grants for classroom or school projects that reflect her interest in and devotion to improving learning for young people in elementary school.

Marci, a champion of teachers and the wonderful work that they do, believed deeply in the many ways that teachers can inspire a love of learning, literacy, and the arts in their classrooms.

Awards are intended to give classroom teachers access to resources for professional development or classroom projects. These funds might be used for service learning, development of cross-age tutoring or family literacy programs, science projects that promote science learning and literacy, classroom libraries, art or photography equipment for classroom projects, or other special materials and resources for the classroom. Over the last four years, more than 20 teachers in the Philadelphia district and charter schools have received grants from this fund.

You will find information and an application at the Philadelphia Writing Project. You can get further information by calling 215-898-1919. Deadline for the grant application is April 16.

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Comments (2)

Submitted by Samuel Reed III on April 5, 2012 6:00 pm

Dina,

Thank you for the constant reminder of the great work of Marci. What a tribute, that you and her family keep her legacy going! I am honored to be past winner of Marci Resnick Teacher Fund Award (2009).

I am equally happy to say, I have been a financial contributor to the fund. I love the annual celebration where awardees share how they have used the grant to support their innovative projects.

It is also so touching to hear Marci's love one (her husband, children, parents) pay tribute to her legacy and inspire teachers to keep making a difference. I am so inspired now; I may just submit an application for a grant to support a cool project I want to do with my students.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on September 4, 2014 4:27 am

Financial contributions to the fund is a great idea, I also like the annual celebration when the winners to share how they use reparations, how innovative projects, I see the hope of education. speakup

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