Each spring Ted. awards grants to teachers applying from the elementary schools in Brimfield, Brookfield, Holland, Sturbridge and Wales as well as from Tantasqua Junior and Senior High Schools. These grants allow teachers to pursue exciting new programs and encourage students to excel using innovative educational approaches. 

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Grants Awarded in 2019 

Escape Room Science     


Lisa Lamothe, Toni Berthiaume, TRHS


Warrior's Workbench     


Amanda Hellyar, Brandon Bernard, Karen Kennedy, Adam Popp, Meagan Rice    

TRHS and Tech High School



Using Picture Books to Increase Narrative Language Skills in Young Children  

Kimberly Ferreira, Kaitlyn Smith, Brookfield Elementary



Light a Spark - Coding with Sphero Robots     


Alesia Peck, Burgess Elementary



Family Game Night with a Math Twist     


Laura Palmer, Brimfield Elementary



Elevation Exploration     


Cassie Amadio, Shannon Beveridge, Kristin Daley, TRJHS



Table Tennis at Tantasqua     


Shannon Beveridge, Joseph Beveridge, Bob Casaceli, TRHS



Pollination Garden     


Nicole Berry, Traci Marek, Kerri Glanville, Stacy Cizik, Marion Reilly, Christine Nowaki, Wales Elementary



Tantasqua Soars with Redbird     


Kerry Breinlinger, TRHS



Googly Eyes     


Kristin Daley Conti, TRJHS





Matthew Guertin, TRJHS


View Grants from Prior Years:

2019 Grant Winners

2018 Grant Winners

2017 Grant Winners

2016 Grant Winners

2015 Grant Winners

2014 Grant Winners

2013 Grant Winners

2008-2015 Grant Summary


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How Grants Get Granted

The Ted. Grants Review Committee consists of members of the Ted. Board of Directors and educators not affiliated with the Tantasqua or Union 61 school districts. In order to ensure impartiality, the Review Committee reads the applications with the teachers’ names and schools removed.


When Grants Get Granted

Applications are due by March 1st and notification of the awards by early May.


What Ted. Funds

Teacher-initiated innovative projects and programs and the materials that support them. The key criteria are listed here.


Ted. Evaluation for
Grant Proposals
  • Is this a creative, innovative project in teaching and/or learning, (i.e. one that involves “change, expansion, adaptation, enhancement, improvement, challenge, risk, or a new technique which is supported in the literature”)?

  • Does the project complement the curriculum goals of the Tantasqua Regional or Union 61 Public Schools?

  • Are the goals, outcomes, and activities of the project clearly stated, and completed with adequate detail?

  • Will the project benefit large numbers of students?

  • Is the project suitable for replication in the school system?

  • Are the budget items reasonable and in adequate detail?

  • Does the dissemination method and/or evaluation mechanism adequately assess the success of the project?

  • What is the overall strength of the proposal?




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