Grants & Awards

Kahlert Foundation 

Since 2016, The College of Education is fortunate to have the support of The Kahlert Foundation, championed by trustee and TU alumna Roberta Kahlert ’69.  Retired from a career as a Middle School English teacher, Roberta recalls assisting English Learners (ELs) in her classroom, long before any training was available on how to best support their needs.  Upon learning of the College of Education’s commitment to preparing teachers to meet the needs of the state’s growing population of ELs, Roberta endorsed support in this area.  Roberta and her husband Greg, president of The Kahlert Foundation, are impressed with TU’s forward-thinking approach to teacher preparation.  They look forward to updates on project outcomes, and enjoy hearing impact stories. 

Kahlert Foundation Projects 2020-2021

Faculty Member project
Vicki McQuitty Develop and provide PD to teach how to integrate writing into ELA curriculum for Els
 10 hours of PD for teachers at Padonia ES about teaching writing to Els 
Stephen Schroth Project to help Els build STEM skills while learning English 
Huili Hong Funding for students to complete Linguistics Diversity minor
Keri-Anne Croce Books for Els weekly pickup work packets 
Michelle Pasko/Toni Guidi Created Mursion scenarios to develop skills to work with ELs. 
Lea Ann Christenson Provide additional materials/PD to schools with Els

Grants

US Department of Education Grant 
Patricia Rice-Doran
2018-2022
English Learners Moving to Proficient Outcomes with Engagement and Rigor
$2.2 M

Wilson H. Elkins Professorship
Dr. Kay Holman
2017-2018

SEED Teacher Leadership FY16
Vicki McQuitty
5/1/2016 – 8/31/2017
National Writing Project
$15,000

2016 NWP Advanced Institute to Scale Up the College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP)
Vicki McQuitty
3/1/2016- 7/31/2017
National Writing Project
$20,000

NWP/National Park Service Collaboration Project: Place-Based Writing
Vicki McQuitty
4/1/2016 – 3/31/2017
National Writing Project
$3,500

FY2016 Phase 14 - NGSS+: Integrating the Next Generation Science Standards
Laila Richman
4/4/2016 – 6/4/2017
Maryland Higher Education Commission
$142,487

Leading from the Classroom
Laila Richman
11/24/2014 – 8/30/2016
Maryland Higher Education Commission
$145,900

Teachers as Leaders in ASD Mentoring and Coaching Program
Katherine Holman
7/1/2015 – 9/30/2016
Maryland State Department of Education
$30,000

Promoting Postsecondary Success for Diverse Learners
Kathleen Stein
7/1/2015 – 9/30/2016
Maryland State Department of Education
$45,000

Collaborative Planning for All Learners: A Professional Learning Initiative
Patricia Rice Doran
7/1/2015 – 9/30/2016
Maryland State Department of Education
$30,000

Professional Learning Experience: Working with Families of Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Disabilities
Elizabeth Tessier Berquist
7/1/2015 – 9/30/2016
Maryland State Department of Education
$49,999

SEED Teacher Leadership FY14
Leslie Goetsch
5/1/2014 – 8/31/2016
National Writing Project
$20,000

Awards

Congratulations to the Spring 2021 Award Winners! 

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