Teacher Grants

West Salem Rotary is proud of our teachers and we want to support them and the children they inspire. Several years ago, the Club began a “mini grant” program to offer support for teacher’s special projects that cannot be funded through the School District.

Here are the recipients in 2017:

Meyers Elementary –Cherice Cochrane and Principal Alan deMeurers – Dual Language Literacy Resources

Chapman Hill Elementary – Christina Greene and Principal Rachael Harms – Ozobots for Education

Brush College Elementary – Tyler Lewis and Principal Artonya Gemmil – Zootopia

Riviera Christian School – Cori Wingett & Gordy Crowston – Sensory Awareness Area

Kalapuya Elementary – Aaron Level & Principal Jennifer Neitzel – Outdoor School Experience

Harrit Elementary – Karen Perez and Principal Paul Meyers – Dia del Nino/Day of the Child Assembly

Walker Middle School – Heather Bennett, Principal Aaron Persons – Learning upgrades with Chromebooks

Straub Middle School – Mr. Forgione, Principal Laura Perez +guests! – Avid Field trip/college Prep

Western Mennonite School – Sean Chambers – Wireless nodes to extend wifi, enabling Chromebooks

West Salem High School – John Divelbiss, Principal Ken Phillips + guest – Stories for Salem – Journalism Workshops

The grants are for up to $500 to one teacher at each West Salem school.  In total we plan to give out 10 grants per year. The grant is to be used to purchase supplies or equipment or cover other expenses directly related to a specific project. The application must clearly demonstrate how the project will enhance the education of the students by promoting and emphasizing one of the four values listed:

SERVICE ABOVE SELF… Engaging in meaningful community or global service that enhances the lives of other people.

HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS… in business and in the community.


EDUCATION… as a pathway to success which will result in further service.

To apply for a teacher grant, download this application