Education foundation awards grants

Nov 5, 2021

From sensory sand tables to Esports gaming equipment, ten educational projects received a total of $11,370 in funding from the Dartmouth Education Foundation. 

Nineteen teachers applied for grants, and ten projects were selected for funding. Every school in the Dartmouth Public Schools is represented.

Educators received their grants at an Oct. 26 ceremony at Dartmouth High School.

The awards were presented to Heather Noyes-Fredette, DeMello Elementary, Sensory Room equipment; Trisha Leary, Quinn Elementary, Circuit Maker for projects with various mediums such as cardstock, vinyl, wood and leather; Samantha Richards and Lindsey Ribbing, Cushman Elementary, Outdoor sensory sand table; 

Also, Robert Perrotti and his media students, Dartmouth High School, Video Wall Project; Michael Frates, Dartmouth High School, wellness curriculum/ping pong tables; Eric Bosworth and Brian Guillotte, Dartmouth High School, Esports gaming equipment for club founding; Tricia Weaver, Potter School, story walk;  

Also, Anne Brown, Dartmouth Middle School,mathematics curriculum and manipulatives; Julie Meelia, overall Dartmouth Public Schools, Pre-K and kindergarten sensory improvement tools; and Jamie Guile, Dartmouth Middle School, Sphero Computer Science Foundations Courses 1-3 and two Sphero Code Mats.

“COVID has impacted how teaching and learning is carried out throughout the world,’’ said Lara Stone, chair of the Dartmouth Education Foundation Advisory Council. The foundation “wants to continue to support creative and strategic ways that Dartmouth teachers and students manage their way through this period in our history.”

The Dartmouth Education Foundation is an endowed fund of the SouthCoast Community Foundation. The fund was founded in 2007 by parents and citizens in Dartmouth concerned about the consequences of decreased public funding on the quality of education in the town’s public schools.

Funds for the teacher grant program comes from the foundation’s annual Spelling Bee fundraiser. The 10th Annual Spelling Bee will be held in March 2022. 

To find out more information about the Teacher Grants Program or to register a Spelling Bee team, visit 

For more information about Spelling Bee sponsorship contact Rachel Charrier at