W.R.I.T.E. Grant Program

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2017 W.R.I.T.E. Program

Don't miss your chance to win up to $500 in classroom supplies! Deadline to submit your essay is January 31st, 2017.

The FriendsOffice W.R.I.T.E. (We Reward Innovative Teaching Endeavors) Program is a concept designed to reward passionate, qualified and talented teachers within our schools. W.R.I.T.E. is a grant program with an annual value of up to $1500 intended to be used on products available through FriendsOffice. It is not associated with any government or public entities.

In this program, teachers will have the opportunity to apply for a grant which will enhance the tools available to them within their own classrooms through an essay using the topic:

  • “If I had [these products from FriendsOffice], I could do [this]” and showcase their innovative and novel teaching style.

The Grand Prize for this grant is $500 in school and classroom supplies from FriendsOffice. There will be a first, second and third runner up with grants at values of $300, $200 and $100, respectively. Qualified candidates must complete and submit this application sheet, as well as an essay with a minimum of 500 words and not exceeding 1500 words by January 31st of the current academic year.

Past Winners
2016

1st Place
Kathy Jeffries
St. Mary's Memorial High School
Special Education (9-12)
Read Kathy's winning essay
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2nd Place
Kristy Culp
Darby Creek Elementary School
3rd Grade Teacher
Read Kristy's winning essay
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3rd Place
Barbara Summers
Tallmadge Elementary School (at West)
2nd Grade Teacher
Read Barbara's winning essay
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4th Place
Chelsea Ricker
Leipsic High School
Mathematics Teacher (9-12)
Read Chelsea's winning essay
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2015

1st Place
Rhonda Wheeler
Longfellow Elementary School
Intervention Specialist (3rd, 4th, 5th grade)

Click here to read Rhonda's winning essay.

2nd Place
Angela Force
Highlands Elementary School
2nd Grade Teacher

Click here to read Angela's winning essay.

3rd Place
Laura Rettig
Upper Scioto Valley High School
Science Teacher

Click here to read Laura's winning essay.

4th Place
Katie Curtis
Robinwood Lane Elementary School
3rd Grade Teacher

Click here to read Katie's winning essay.

5th Place
Alissa Farmer
Riverdale Elementary School
2nd Grade Teacher

Click here to read Alissa's winning essay.