Old Bridge Education Foundation Awards Six Mini Grants to Local Educators

  • The Old Bridge Education Foundation (OBEF) awarded six mini grants totaling $1,200 to educators employed by the Old Bridge Township Public School District. The $200 grants were presented to the recipients at the March 19 Board of Education meeting.

    Jennifer Gironda from Cooper School received a grant to purchase Language Line Solutions, an interpretation service to increase improvement with non-English speaking and ESL parents.


    David Buist, OBHS, will use the grant money to purchase a Smartphone/Tablet compatible IR camera, which will allow teachers to visualize thermal aspects of phenomena otherwise unobservable for students.


    Stephen Pasqua, OBHS auto shop teacher, will purchase a tire pressure monitor, which will help students identify problems with TPMS systems, reprogramming skills, battery life and serial number ID.


    Karen Yeats from Madison Park School will purchase test tubes, a dune balance scale, safety goggles, plastic dropper bottles, an Oster hot plate, a floating magnet set, and plastic beaker so her fifth grade students can experience hands-on explorations of matter in various states.


    Dionne Phillips, Linda Carrington, Audrey Cirangle, and Alexandra Roon, all from Memorial School, will purchase four, Fire 7 Tablets with Alexa to create a digital library of e-books for students.


    Brianna Fontana, from Glenn School, will purchase a compression vest, noise-canceling headphones, a weighted blanket, an exercise ball, water beads, a sensory sack and age-appropriate hand fidgets to assist pre-school disabled students focus on their work.


    The Old Bridge Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that for more than 20 years has awarded grants to Old Bridge educators who strive to go beyond the textbook, forging new pathways to learning with their students.  The money is raised through community fundraising projects.