The Santa Rosa Education Foundation supports teachers through a myriad of grants including our annual Teacher Grants program.  Below you will find links to current grant opportunities.

Teacher Grants

Santa Rosa Education Foundation was pleased to award 53 Teacher Grants totaling $53,000 to Santa Rosa public educators last year.  SREF, in partnership with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations and the Florida Legislature, is enabling teachers to implement grants that engage students in active learning while increasing student achievement.  Every donation to the SREF Teacher Grants program is matched dollar for dollar with state matching grant funds.  Grant recipients must submit an evaluation of their project including a final budget, and receipts for purchases.  Last year, our 53 Teacher Grants impacted over 11,300 students and 460 teachers. There is no doubt that these classroom grants make a difference in the lives of our students!

To donate to our Teacher Grants program and double the impact of your donation through our state matching fund, call 850-983-5043 or contact us by email.

2019-2020 Teacher Grant Applications will be emailed to all Santa Rosa School District Teachers and copies will be posted on this page in late September, 2019.  

Thank you to our 2018-2019 Teacher Grant Sponsors:

Congratulations to our 2018 Teacher Grant Recipients!


Artistic Literacy


I See Myself

Molly Keene, Avalon Middle

Regulate through Literacy

Lauren Kelly, Dixon Primary

Weaving on a Loom

Jennifer Day, Gulf Breeze Elementary

Music Literacy Needs Music Stands!

Christian Stump, Gulf Breeze Elementary

Visual Verbal Journals for the Community

Kristy Sirmons, Hobbs Middle

“STAND UP” for Music

Alicia Coon, Russell Elementary


Career/Technical Education


Manufacture & Code A-MAZE-ING Games with Sphero

Michelle Thorpe, Milton High

Growing Junior Master Gardeners

Emily Simon, West Navarre Primary


Literacy Education


The Civil Rights Movement beyond Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Rosa Parks

Kaitlyn Floyd, Avalon Middle

Going From Victim to Victor

Katherine Koehler, Avalon Middle

Bringing Books to Life with Augmented Reality

Becky Nation, Avalon Middle

“A 21st Century Essay Odyssey”

Theresa Yankovoy, Avalon Middle

Literacy and Guidance Go Hand in Hand

Darla Dunn, Berryhill Elementary

Really Ready to Read!

Becky Mulford, Central

Storytelling with Ozobots!

Latasha Melton, Dixon Intermediate

Greetings to You

Lori Patrick, Hobbs Middle

Some of my best friends are eBooks!

Brenda Brosnaham, Jay Elementary

One Team!  One Dream!

Kim Burch, Jay Elementary

Get Animated with Stop Motion

Lisa Murphey, Milton High

We Have to Start Somewhere

Jo Lynn Wiley, Milton High

The Need for Read Project

Caryn Bell, Pace High

Tell Me a Story or Two!

Michelle Barlow, Pea Ridge Elementary

I Got This!  Can you Hear Me Now?

Jan Rhodes, Pea Ridge Elementary

Chapter Choice Café

Heidi Hancock, Rhodes Elementary

Home Reading Program

Cynthia Larson, Rhodes Elementary

Cracking the Reading Code

Jami Moore, West Navarre Primary

Reading Sounds like Feeding and it is…Your Brain!

Shawn Wilcox, West Navarre Primary


Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education


Under Construction: Proportions

Paula Jones, Avalon Middle

Solving Problems, One Einstein at a Time

Marci Kennison, Dixon Intermediate

Morning Sunshine- Morning Tubs Make for Powerful Play

Kelly McKinley, Dixon Primary

Super Coders!

Myra Anderson, East Milton Elementary

I am ROOT!

Kelly Clarke, East Milton Elementary

STEM Exploring—Mathematics Manipulatives

Debra Johnson, East Milton Elementary

Teaching through Aquaponics

Jennifer Netro, Holley-Navarre Intermediate

Walking through Time

Ashley Hall, Holley-Navarre Middle

Coding History: Rise of the Ozobots

Brandi Williamson, Jay High

Modeling Plant/Animal Cells, Mitosis, Crime Scenes

Rebecca Hope, Navarre High

Life Size Knowledge

Rob Simon, Navarre High

Explore the Sea with Me, through ROVs

Joshua Brooks, Pace High


Cynthia Lynch, Pea Ridge Elementary

STEM Project Materials Following Common Core Science, Reading,

Social Studies & Math

Michelle Wade, Pea Ridge Elementary

Innovation Stations

Melissa Albro, Rhodes Elementary

Mindstorm Mindset in the Making

Lindsay Faulk, Rhodes Elementary

I Can Build a Car, Can You?

Amy Frizzell, Rhodes Elementary

Embryology Engages Eager Learners

John Taylor, Rhodes Elementary

Use the Force!

Pete Mehaffy, West Navarre Intermediate

Hydroponic Horticulture

Angela Anderson, West Navarre Primary

Versatility with Versatiles

Bridget Granse, West Navarre Primary

“Bear Necessities”

Marsha Harp, West Navarre Primary

It’s ELEMENTary!

Susan Julio, West Navarre Primary

Watch Out!  I Have a Math Brain and I Know How to Use it

Cheryl Turner, West Navarre Primary

Blowing Minds with Mindstorms

Shelley Mann, Woodlawn Beach Middle

Growing Grades through Gardens

Kendra Stevens, Woodlawn Beach Middle