Teacher Grants

2018-19 School Grant Recipients

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 our recipients in 2018:

Chapman Hill Elementary – Amber Riesterer and Racheal Harms – The Sensory Pathway

Kalapuya Elementary – Jennifer Neitzel and Kelly Ridgeway – Service Above Self at Kalapuya

Riviera Christian School – Jessie Adams and Gordy Crowston – Ukulele All Play project

Straub Middle School – Laura Perez and Jim Harms  – CTEC Field Trip

West Salem High School – Barbara Frels and Stephen Ackerman– Art Exhibition Event

The grants are for up to $500 to one teacher at each West Salem school.  In total we plan to give out 5-10 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