ITEF awarded twenty-eight grants worth $77,487.55 to Lean into Learning educators who chose inspiring and innovation-related activities to deepen their professional growth.  Although travel was limited by Covid-19, many educators hosted virtual learning sessions that deepened their knowledge and increased their readiness to face new modes of teaching.

ITEF salutes the educators represented by these sixteen districts/schools for their commitment to spark student engagement.

2020 Awards:

  • City Garden Montessori School
  • Epstein Hebrew Academy
  • Ferguson-Florissant School District
  • Grandview R-II School District
  • Hazelwood School District
  • Kirkwood School District
  • Lebanon Community #9 School District
  • Mehlville School District
  • Rockwood School District
  • St. Francis of Assisi School
  • St. Louis Language Immersion School
  • St. Louis Public Schools
  • School District of University City
  • Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School
  • Sunrise R-IX School District
  • Valley Park School District

Here are the professional development experiences chosen for 2020: