AASA Awards 2021 Mini-Grants to School Districts Across the Nation
January 14, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alexandria, Va. – January 14, 2021 – AASA, The School Superintendents Association, announced today the recipients of the 2021 Helping Kids Mini-Grants, a mini-grant program funded by AASA, through a partnership with Sourcewell, to help meet the urgent equity, connectivity and virtual-learning needs of individual students and their families.
The grants have been increased to $80,000 in funds broken up into 32 grants to school districts across the country.
“Part of AASA’s mission is to respond to school districts and the students they serve who need financial support, which is why the AASA-Sourcewell Mini-Grant Program was created,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “We thank Sourcewell for making this relief effort possible. This partnership speaks to the unparalleled commitment being made to school districts across the country.”
“The mini-grant program is a way for AASA and Sourcewell to reach out and make a positive connection where students and parents can benefit,” said Chad Coauette, CEO and executive director, Sourcewell. “As we continue to work with AASA, we are pleased that we are creating unique ways to help lead great schools and develop great communities. We are thankful to be able to play a small part in helping to establish some normalcy and stability for the honorees.”
For 2021, the following school districts were chosen to receive the AASA/Sourcewell Helping Kids Mini-Grants.
Selma City Schools
Superintendent: Avis Williams
Lincoln Consolidated School District
Superintendent: Mary Ann Spears
Heber Springs Schools
Heber Springs, Ark.
Superintendent: Andrew Ashley
Byers School District
Superintendent: Tom Turrell
Andover Elementary School
Superintendent: Valerie Bruneau
Collier County Public Schools
Superintendent: Kamela Patton
Fairfield Community School District
Superintendent: Laurie Noll
Bunker Hill District
Bunker Hill, Ill.
Superintendent: Todd Dugan
Community Consolidated School District 15
Superintendent: Laurie Heinz
Indian Prairie School District 204
Superintendent: Adrian B. Talley
La Grange School District 102
LaGrange Park, Ill.
Superintendent: Kyle Schumacher
Thornton Township High School District 205
South Holland, Ill.
Superintendent: Nathaniel Cunningham, Jr.
Urbana School District #116
Superintendent: Jennifer Ivory-Tatum
Waukegan Community Unit School District 60
Superintendent: Theresa Plascencia
Russell Tyler Ruthton Public Schools #2902
Superintendent: David Marlette
Lockwood School District
Superintendent: Tobin Novasio
Gates County Public Schools
Superintendent: Phillip Barry Williams
Mt. Pleasant School District #4
Superintendent: Brad Nash
Berkeley Township School District
Superintendent: James D. Roselli
Socorro Consolidated Schools
Superintendent: Ronald Hendrix
Gouverneur Central School District
Superintendent: Lauren French
Garden City, N.Y.
Superintendent: Robert Dillon
Northern Adirondack Central School District
Ellenburg Depot, N.Y.
Superintendent: James Knight
Windsor Central School District
Superintendent: Jason A. Andrews
Varnum Public Schools
Superintendent: David Brewer
Ridley School District
Superintendent: Lee Ann Wentzel
Washington County Schools
Superintendent: William Robert Flanary
North Texas Collegiate Academy
Superintendent: Lisa Stanley
Alexandria City Public Schools
Superintendent: Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.
City of Fairfax Schools
Superintendent: Phyllis Pajardo
Cascade School District
Superintendent: Tracey Beckendorf-Edou
Weyauwega-Fremont School District
Superintendent: Phillip Tubbs
Sourcewell is AASA’s premier School Solutions Center partner. Since 2012, AASA and Sourcewell have worked together to create the mini-grant, which can be used for immediate needs that directly impact students.
For additional questions about the AASA-Sourcewell Mini-Grants, please contact Tara Gao at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.