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Teacher Grants Program

DVHS PTSA Teacher Grants

2019-2020 Teacher/Staff Grant awards

The DVHS PTSA takes great pride in being able to provide grants to the teachers at our school. The DVHS PTSA has a budget of $5,000 to award in Teacher Grants for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

This year, we received an unprecedented 24 applications with a total request of $26,353. Our committee reviewed each application using a rubric and guidelines set forth in previous years. The requests were wide-ranging and from various disciplines (Science, Counseling, Math, English, World Language, Social Studies, VAPA, SDAIE, Visual Arts, Campus Monitor, Library, Administration).

After much deliberation, we are happy to announce this year’s DVHS PTSA Teacher Grant Recipients:

2019-2020 DVHS PTSA Teacher Grant Awards
Teacher/ Program                Department                       Amount of Award Award Purpose
Kerri Knapp Library $1000 DVHS Annual Database Subscriptions
Charlie Litten Admin $875 Create and expand a sustainable mindfulness program at DVHS by helping to fund a 6 week online course for 10 staff members
Kelly Cushner Counseling $220 Create signage for counseling office promoting BALANCE
Nancy Iler VAPA $640 8 pen drawing tablets to equip existing Mac computers
Rachel Decker Journalism $600 2 Chromebooks for Journalism class.
Kelsey Wengel Fine Arts $400 Frames and matts to display student art
Annette Alvarez English $300 2 iPad Minis to support literacy goals
Rick LaTorra Social Studies $260 Mobile charging storage cart
Roberto Clemente Social Studies/ SDAIE $200 2 digital picture frames to display student work
Victoria Rodriguez- Lousin World Language $100 Spanish-English dictionaries for classroom library
Pam Sheppel Science $65 2 population genetics and evolution lab kits
Alycia Veytser World Language $60 Maps and flags, Dia de la Muertos class plan

The DVHS PTSA is limited in its ability to fund so many worthy projects. If your project did not receive funding or only partial funding, please apply for one of these grants:

Thank you all for your commitment to our students at Dougherty Valley High School!


Lili Shiau

DVHS PTSA Teacher Grants Committee Chair

2018-19 DVHS PTSA Grant Award Results

We are pleased to report that $6342 was awarded in Teacher Grants in 2019!

Roberto Clemente $1150 Chrome Books
Dave Offerman $628 Culinary Arts
Alycia Veytser $200 Spanish Learning
Jim Harari $325 iPad for online homework
Pam Sheppel $850 PCR System for AP Bio
Jennifer Shuen $600 SF Field Trips  (BART Fare)
Kerri Knapp $750 Library
Nancy Iler $839 Tablets
Ramona Altman $1000 Music system in the dance room

Below are the grants awarded for the 2017 Grant program:

Grant Awards