Education Foundation awards $70,000 to teachers

Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD awards $70,000 to LISD teachers
Posted on 04/27/2021
District News Release

Date: April 27, 2021

Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD awards $70,000 to LISD teachers


The Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD distributed 54 innovative grants to 115 teachers totaling $70,000 to launch innovative programs across the school district today.  This is a record amount for the Foundation’s annual grant giveaway, which is now in its sixth year. In total, since 2015, the Foundation has distributed $317,000 to Lockhart ISD teachers.

Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD

The Foundation raises money throughout the year with the specific purpose of being able to give it directly to teachers to boost instruction and learning for LISD students. Teachers apply for the grants with proposals highlighting how they would use the money to benefit students in innovative ways.

The annual grant giveaway event is the official day in which Foundation board members surprise teachers whose grants were selected for an award. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the awards were once again made via Zoom rather than in person as in years past. However, this did not prevent the spirit of celebration as teachers were notified their grant applications were approved. Classrooms and hallways were filled with the sounds of cowbell ringing, dancing, shouts of joy, and the sights of teachers and students jumping up and down with glee.

“This is going to impact generations!” said Carver Early Education Center Pre-K Teacher Cheryl Dozier after receiving a grant with fellow teachers Jocelyn Aguillon and Pamela Pleasant for a project called “Cub Garden--Where Young Minds Bloom,” offering hands-on learning for students in reading, math, and science.

“We can’t be great without great support, so thank you so much from everyone at Clear Fork,” said Clear Fork Principal Rebecca Leonard after her campus teachers received their awards. 

Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD President Tim Clark shared, “The Education Foundation is very proud to be able to fund these grants. Our teachers are the backbone of our school district, and providing this funding allows us to fulfill our mission of helping these very deserving teachers give our students the best classroom learning experience possible. We are extremely  grateful to our sponsors and donors that make it all possible.”

“Each year, the Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD grant giveaway brings so much joy for teachers,” said Superintendent Mark Estrada. “The teachers are not the only ones who are excited, though, because leaders are also getting the sneak peek of what is in store for our Lions. We are so grateful for the support the Foundation provides our teachers throughout the year every year.”

To learn more about the Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD, or to donate, please visit

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