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Monomoy educators receive mini-grants from Cape Cod 5

March 8, 2023 – Thanks to Cape Cod 5’s educational mini-grants, 16 Monomoy educators will receive funding to enact special programs across the district. These grants, awarded through the Cape Cod 5 Foundation, will fund educational projects in a wide array of subject areas, including digital innovation, community advocacy and civic engagement, diversity and inclusion, social emotional learning, environmental sustainability and sensory engagement.

The Monomoy educators (and their projects) are: Sarah Peters/Chatham Elementary School (Self-Regulation Bibliotherapy); Jenna Grodzicki/CES (Students’ Most Wanted); Patrick McGovern/CES (Lego Club); Sarah Idman/Harwich Elementary School (Inclusion and Diversity in the School Library); William Weimer/HES (Observing Local Reptile Species); Dyanna Rose/HES (Autism Appreciation Month); Nancy Capen/HES (Only One You Rock Garden); Francesca Jorgensen/HES (Sharing and Displaying Student Artwork); Amy Silvseter/HES (Flexible Seating); Zihui Zhang/Monomoy Regional Middle School (Learning Chinese Culture Through Hands-on Experiences); Tracey Hanna/MRMS (Falling in Love with Nonfiction); Richard Oldach/Monomoy Regional High School (VEX Robotics Competition); Stacy Yarnall/MRHS (AED Trainers for CPR/First Aid Class); Pauline Linnell/MRHS (Tour de Best Buddies, France); Rachel Barnes/MRHS (21st Century Technology); and Kari Flint/MRHS (Tied Up in Knots).

“Cape Cod 5 is proud to continue our partnership with our local educators, who maintain their commitment to their students by finding creative ways to engage, empower and challenge them,” said Bert Talerman, President of Cape Cod 5 and Chair and President of the Cape Cod 5 Foundation. “We have the greatest respect for the role that each teacher plays in the development and perseverance of our future leaders and that is why we continue to identify Education and Enrichment as a key area of focus for our community engagement efforts.”

Cape Cod 5 welcomed local public-school teachers to their headquarters for a reception celebrating the 23rd Annual Cape Cod 5 Educational Mini-Grants Awards on February 28, 2023. At the event, in which teachers were celebrated for their innovation and dedication to their students, Cape Cod 5 acknowledged the breadth of this year’s program, with 255 grants totaling $122,556 to 300 teachers from 83 local schools across Cape Cod, the Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts.