Clarke Middle School Grants



Joanne Fagan, Peter Mitchell and Joanna Schlegel, Math teachers at Diamond, and Daryl Isles and Kristen Rangel, Math teachers at Clarke, will attend the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition to learn about the newest curriculum, intervention and enrichment strategies; trends in technology and instructional materials; and ideas for implementing Common Core standards. Two areas of interest are access, equity and empowerment to enable all students to meet high expectations, and the development of a coherent math curriculum across grade levels. (Awarded 2017-18)


Anna Monaco, Principal of Clarke School, and Jennifer Turner, Principal of Diamond School, will participate in an intensive one-week study tour that gives principals an opportunity to learn about and experience such aspects of Finnish school administration as pedagogical leadership, implementing a learner-centered approach, collaboration of schools with various stakeholders, and other groundbreaking educational practices that have made the Finnish education system a world-renowned model of excellence. (Awarded 2017-18)

 Example STEAM creation from tools available at Clarke Library

Example STEAM creation from tools available at Clarke Library

Program Grants

Making It @ Clarke. Clarke Librarian Carolyn Kelly, working with engineering teachers, the science department head, and the principal, will create an interactive, hands-on learning space in the library that offers materials, tools, kits and technology that enable students to self-direct their learning of STEAM skills while creating projects for class assignments and WIN Block activities. (Awarded 2016-17)


School Community Grant

Clarke Middle School will provide professional learning to a core group of teachers to develop the skills and knowledge needed to design and implement a rigorous, relevant, project-based learning curriculum. (Awarded 2017-18)