The Junior League of Austin

ABC Grants Recipients


Congratulations to all who applied and to those who have won the grant funds for the 2013-2014 Academic school year!

  • This year, The Junior League of Austin awarded almost $12,000 to 13 teachers in the Austin area.
  • There are 2 projects at the high-school level, 2 at the middle school level and 9 at the pre-K to 5th grade levels. 
  • Of the 13 winners, 9 are from Austin ISD, 1 is from Del Valle ISD, 1 is from Round Rock ISD, 1 is from Leander ISD and 1 is from Manor ISD.

ABC Grants Recipients 2013-2014

David O'Dell
Anderson High School, 11th Grade Physics/Astronomy
Austin ISD
Grant Amount: $1000
Donna Houser, Principal
Loud Lasers, Proud Sound

Jennifer Atkinson
Cunningham Elementary, 3rd Grade
Austin ISD
Grant Amount:  $999.56
Amy Lloyd, Principal
Cartooning for Comprehension

Amanda Thorne
Del Valle Middle School, 6th-8th Grade/ELA Special Ed
Del Valle ISD
Grant Amount:  $973.50
Dr. Ruth Vail, Principal
Building Fluent Readers

Connie Soong
Doss Elementary, K, 1st: Mandarin Chinese
Austin ISD
Grant Amount:  $944.95
Janna Griffin, Principal
Mandarin Chinese Boot Camp

Kristin Harden
Fern Bluff Elementary, 5th Grade
Round Rock ISD
Grant Amount:  $563.25
Dr. Elizabeth Wilson, Principal
Energy in Life & Physical Science

Stacey Smith
Govalle Elementary, Library Media and Reading
Austin ISD
Grant Amount:  $1000
Nancy Maniscalco, Principal
Reading is a Superpower!

Judy Aquines and Karen Sandoval
Graham Elementary, 4th Grade
Austin ISD
Grant Amount:  $996.25
Blaine Helwig, Principal
Interactive Learning Mural
Anne Jarriel
Gullett Elementary, Pre K – 5th Grade
Austin ISD
Grant Amount:  $435.85
Janie Ruiz, Principal
We Get a Kick Out of STEM!

Stacey Richardson
Gullet Elementary, 4th Grade
Austin ISD
Grant Amount:  $1000
Janie Ruiz, Principal
Tribe Gullett

Maritza Maldonado and Lisa Pressword
Joslin Elementary, Kindergarten
Austin ISD
Grant Amount:  $824.82
Jennifer Pace, Principal
The Green Generation

Ralph Reyes
Manor Middle School, 6th Grade Science
Manor ISD
Grant Amount:  $1000
Davin Vogler, Principal
Science Initiative

Diana D’Emeraude
River Place Elementary, Theater Arts
Leander ISD
Grant Amount:  $999.50
Niki Prindle, Principal
Merry Marionette Makers

Mickey Shanahan
Twilight Evening School, 10th Grade/ESL English
Austin ISD
Grant Amount:  $1000
Carolyn J. Griego, Principal
The World Class

More than $12,000.00 in total funds for the 2013-2014 ABC Grants Program