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Teacher Grants Program

2021-2022 Teacher/Staff Grant application             Due Date: September 15, 2021

Dear DVHS Teachers,

We are pleased to announce that the DVHS PTSA Teacher Grant application is now open. The DVHS PTSA takes great pride in being able to provide grants to the teachers at our school.  Last year, DVHS PTSA awarded 8 grants totaling $5,000 for a variety of items from DVHS Library annual database subscription to curricula support across multiple subjects English, Theater, Science, Social Studies, and Special Education, and 13 grants in the 2019-20 school year. 

A DVHS PTSA Teacher Grant can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to software, equipment, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, field trips, lab materials etc. This grant must be used in this school year (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022) and may not involve any ongoing monetary obligation. 

Please submit your request for a Teacher Grant by completing this application form. Grant requests may be of any dollar amount, and supporting documentation is required. Supporting documentation should be uploaded when submitting the application via the link above.

The deadline to submit a Teacher Grant application is September 15, 2021. The applications will be reviewed by a Grants Committee that will arrive at the final decision as a group, and awards are expected to be announced and available in late September. 

Teacher grants are available to all full-time DVHS staff who are members of PTSA. To join the DVHS PTSA, please visit the web store and attach a copy of your membership receipt to your application. Applications are not considered complete without PTSA membership, which is only $6 for staff. 

Any questions may be emailed to

Thank you for your time, energy, and efforts with our students!


Amy Kelly
DHVS PTSA Teacher Grants Committee Chair


2020-2021 DVHS PTSA Teacher Grants

The DVHS PTSA takes great pride in being able to provide grants to the teachers at our school. Our committee reviewed each application using a rubric and guidelines set forth in previous years. The requests were wide-ranging and from various disciplines (English, Library, Science, Social Science, Special Education, Theater).

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

Annette Alvarez


1 Year Subscription for GimKit: Gamification of vocab and grammar lessons for Freshman English and reading strategies

Roberto Clemente

Social Sciences

1 - 11" iPad Pros w-256G memory Assist Language acquisition for ELD

Joseph Ianora

Counseli  ng 

Calendly PremiumSubscription for 2 Social Workers, 4 Interns, 1 Support Counselor to support and service DVHS Students and Parents 

Kerri Knapp & Allie Hussenet   


To help fund DHVS’ annual database subscriptions

Noah Kopp

English & Theater

Yearly subscription to the Professional Development Association Drama Teacher Academy

Matt Newton    

Special Education

Conners Continuous Performance Test Objective Standardized measure of ADHD & EFD

Dorota Sawicka


2 Smart Carts from PASCO to study collisions and Newton's Laws 

Erin Tanihara

Special Education

Math & ELA related Curricula from Critical Thinking and Support Supplies

On behalf of DVHS PTSA, thank you all for your commitment to our students at Dougherty Valley High School!