Lindbergh Schools Foundation Kicks Off Innovation Grant Delivery and Lunch and Learn Program

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ST. LOUIS (Oct. 6, 2022) – On Friday, September 30, 2022 the Lindbergh Schools Foundation gave out its first grants of the school year at Truman Middle School, and held their first Lunch and Learn session with staff. 

The Lindbergh Schools Foundation is continuing to refine and adjust the Innovation Grants program to reach as many staff members as possible and meet the needs of our amazing teachers. During COVID, the Foundation began “rolling grants,” which allow teachers to apply anytime throughout the year and receive up to $500 for innovative ideas in their classrooms. This year, they are building on that program with monthly teacher luncheons. Each  month, Erica Keating, Foundation Director, along with Foundation Board Members will choose a school to visit. They will award any grants from that school, and host a free lunch for any teachers who want to stop by. During lunch, they will chat with teachers about what they need, learn more about their classrooms and create in-person connections between our teachers and our Foundation volunteers. 

September’s Innovation Grant recipients were:

  • Sarah Keck-Bakai, Sappington, “STEM Challenge Materials”

  • Brooke Huffman, Sperreng, “Independence in Cooking”

  • Tina Christanell, Sperreng, “Zen Den”

  • Beth Bridwell, Crestwood, “Fairy Garden”

  • Ginger Kekich, Truman, “Classroom Set Palm Rejection Stylus Pens”

  • Holly Gleich, Truman, “Collaborative Learning Setting for Multilingual Students”

  • Jordan Stevens, Long, “Three Dimensional Art Mediums”

The Lindbergh Schools Foundation gives approximately $30,000 in Innovation Grants each school year to Lindbergh


Students eating lunch

Lunch and learn