A rectangular building at night. The building is mostly glass and light glows within.

W. H. Adamson High School. Photo by Danny Fulgencio.

On Sept. 15, the Junior League of Dallas and presenting sponsor Texas Instruments awarded nearly $113,000 across 52 grants to Dallas ISD educators, including nine in Oak Cliff.

Up to $2,500 was awarded in each grant. According to The Hub, Dallas ISD’s blog, the grants were given through the Grants for Innovative Teaching program. Since the Junior League of Dallas began awarding funds, teachers have received more than $2 million dollars. The chair for the Grants for Innovative Teaching, Kiki Gao, expects this year’s grants to impact 8,200 students in the Dallas ISD.

Here are the Oak Cliff teachers who received grants this year:

Arturo Salazar Elementary School

  • Yesenia Amador: Novel Engineering Lab
  • Jennifer Perez: Markerspace in Second Grade

James Bowie Elementary School

  • Angela Garza: STEM for PreK

Leila P. Cowart Elementary School

  • Rikki Schramm: Learner Garden

N. W. Harllee Early Childhood Center

  • Norma Pardee: Exploration Station

Rosemont Elementary School

  • Rebecca Lopez: Journey to the Center of the Earth

School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center

  • Megan Malone: Creating a Sensory Spot

W.H. Adamson High School

  • Manuel Rocha: Leopards Leading the Way

Winnetka Elementary School

  • Rodolfo Estrada: Learning about STEM in PK!