2021-22 PEAK Grant Recipients

The Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation Foundation awarded more than $52,000 in PEAK Classroom Grants to LSR7 teachers (recipients listed below) in May 2021. Foundation Board and staff members visited approximately 70 teachers during a two-day PEAK Patrol adventure, surprising teachers and students. Click here to see more photos from our patrol.

Grant School(s) Recipient(s) Amount
When we’re LIVE, communication is KEY Bernard Campbell Middle School Kenny Taylor $920.00
Developing Fluent Readers Cedar Creek Elementary Erika Elbert $1,152.36
Cooking Clubs District Elementary Lori Danella & Lindsay Salazar $425.00
Sign Language PIE (Peer Inclusive Environment) Resource Library District-Wide Darla Nelson & Krystal Wygas $490.06
Learning Local District-Wide Emily Wegner $250.00
Trains to Teach Teamwork and So Much More! Great Beginnings Early Education Center Suzanne Haas & Tiffany Johnson $314.59
Fun Toys Great Beginnings Early Education Center Darcie Tramp $171.99
AMI Speech Language and Literacy Snow Day Bags Great Beginnings Early Education Center Erin Tompkins $1,154.51
Grow a Maze Great Beginnings Early Education Center Tiffany Johnson $329.78
Books About Me – Books for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Students Great Beginnings, Woodland Elementary, Summit Lakes Middle School, Lee’s Summit West High School Krystal Wygas & Darla Nelson $521.71
“Building” Phonics Hawthorn Hill Elementary Taylor Johnson $255.67
Engineers in the Making! Hawthorn Hill Elementary Michelle Butler $467.47
Reading to Learn Hawthorn Hill Elementary Jill Gordon $109.35
Cards, Dice, Sticks, and Curves Hazel Grove Elementary Kristen Cordes $846.75
You Want Me To Do What?! Hazel Grove Elementary Susan Dunham, Michelle Lisle, Alison Riley, Stephanie Coleman, Kristen Cordes, Maggie Hosfield $2,310.00
Learning With Desk Pets Hazel Grove Elementary Susan Dunham & Michelle Lisle $279.87
Good Mornings! Morning Choice Buckets in Upper Elementary Hazel Grove Elementary Alyssa Clifford & Beth Abrams $800.00
Decodable Books Highland Park Elementary Diane Mahoney $2,833.95
Building Work skills through Workboxes Lee’s Summit High School Kay Kelly & Jeff Troy $865.00
Podcast and Production Booth Lee’s Summit North High School Nathan Miller & Michael Russell $1,045.00
Organic Chemistry Lee’s Summit North High School Adrienne Ray $1,500.00
Readers & Leaders Longview Farm Elementary Carrie Bryant, Lillian Fenske, Julia Presley $718.20
Bringing Authentic Language into the Classroom LSHS, LSN, LSW Aaron Layendecker $5,922.00
Today’s Readers, Tomorrows Leaders Mason Elementary Misty Beichley $212.25
Put a Book Snack in a Backpack Mason Elementary Jennifer Lassman $4,175.00
Show Me Missouri – Enrichment Through Math Games Meadow Lane Elementary Kerrie Creemer $250.00
Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Communication with STEM Pleasant Lea Elementary Michelle Overbeck $2,116.18
Creating Future Ready Artists Richardson Elementary Heather Olson $2,200.00
Celebrate Good Times, Teach On! Richardson Elementary Jazz Rucker $929.86
“D.R.U.M. Discipline, Respect, and Unity through Music” Richardson Elementary Jazz Rucker $4,189.32
Secret Stories Summit Pointe Elementary Jessi Cox, Julie Devine, Lisa Boeck, Nicole Williamson-Decker $710.00
I Can See Clearly Now, I Can Learn! Summit Pointe Elementary Rosanna Georgetti $100.00
Thinking Outside the Box with STEM Sunset Valley Elementary Corinne Drummond $700.93
More Alike Than Different Sunset Valley Elementary Denise Morris $274.47
Structural Engineers of the Future! Trailridge Elementary Kimberly Erholtz $335.00
Got Gratitude? Underwood Elementary Lori Merrigan, Lacey Fiedler, Jennifer Cline $775.20
All Hands On Deck! Underwood Elementary Kristen Whipple, Edith LaMastres, Shallyn Persell, Kelly Doutt $1,073.97
DrumFIT-UnBEATable FUN! Underwood Elementary Stacey Bryant $2,775.00
Being A Writer Kit-5th Grade Underwood Elementary Lacey Fiedler, Lori Merrigan, Jennifer Cline $1,728.00
Celebrate Good Times, Teach On! Westview Elementary Tara Rucker $827.77
Growing Readers Westview Elementary Wendy Reeve $332.85
Games for Gains Woodland Elementary Lindsey Adamczyk & Melissa Gouldsmith $880.88
Cardio Drumming, Move to the Beat with DrumFit! Woodland Elementary Ryan Evans & Brianna Wessley $348.55
Cooperative Games to Play in K Woodland Elementary Amy Peters, Katie Vance, Heather Diaz $2,567.85
Creating a Diverse Classroom Library Woodland Elementary Vanessa Buhrmester & Ashley Engler $586.46
Steaming Through Literature Woodland Elementary Anne Braun $298.33