The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation will award 14 Student Enrichment Awards on Thursday, to teachers from across the valley's school districts.
Every year, the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation  honors local teachers who have a desire to go beyond the required curriculum to provide an innovative learning environment for students.
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The 17th annual Student Enrichment Award ceremony will be held on Thursday at the Old Town Newhall Library at 4 p.m.
Teachers must apply and explain their educational vision to be considered for the award. Over the years, the SCV Education Foundation has awarded more than $550,000 in grants to teachers across the valley.
This year, they will award 14 grants for a total of $15,000.
The teachers requested tools such as educational DVDs, tablet computers, musical instruments and projectors.
The following teachers from local schools will receive the grants.
- Carol Westerdale, Valley View Community School 
- Carrie Garcia, Castaic Middle School 
- Julie Walker, Rosedell Elementary School 
- Katie Cherritt, West Creek Academy 
- Laura Erikson, West Ranch High School 
- Valerie Hackney, West Creek Academy
- Sam Wagner, Daria Ramirez and Jackie Booker, Wiley Canyon Elementary School 
- Mia Standley, Rosedell Elementary School
- Peggi Stoffel, Rancho Pico Junior High 
- Leslie Rose, Rosedell Elementary School
- Lynette Vermeulen, Canyon Springs Elementary School 
- Laura Sullivan, Golden Oak Community School 
- Renee Barnam, Leona Cox Community School 
- Sonja Rodriguez, Santa Clarita Elementary School 
Grants are awarded in a variety of academic fields, including history/social science, visual or performing arts, physical education, technology and general education.
For more information about the application process or past winners, click here  or call (661) 414-4465.
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SCV Education Foundation To Award Student Enrichment Grants
Article: SCV Education Foundation To Award Student Enrichment Grants 
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Allison Pari