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Kateri Brow Grants

Named for a past superintendent of the Issaquah School District, Kateri Brow Grants are awarded to encourage continuous improvement in education within the Issaquah School District. Kateri Brow Big Idea Grants are awarded for programs that reflect vision and innovation in education. Kateri Brow Biggest Need Grants are awarded for programs that respond to a compelling need. Kateri Brow awards fund programs with budgets over $3000.

 Grant Information 


Announcing the 2019 Kateri Brow Big Idea Grant Recipients:

Grant Title

Grant Recipient(s)


The PIP Project (Positive Inclusive Playground)
The PIP Project sets out to transform recess into a positive play environment where all children feel included, stay active, build valuable social emotional skills and become problem solvers. Through the use of Playworks, a national non-profit recess implementation program, we will employ a playground coach, train staff, create playground zones, purchase activity equipment, and provide daily inclusive games and activities in hopes of reducing office referrals and creating a safer space for all children.

Brandy Falk

Challenger Elementary

The 3 R's of Education: Reading, Rising Scores and Relating Library Books & Classroom Sets 

This grant will purchase urban themed books for the library and classrooms with positive messaging that can engage disaffected, traumatized students.  Popular reading does not provide themes or characters remotely relatable and finding positive characters they can sympathize with offers a chance for constructive conversation and building a lifelong reading habit they might not have known was within their capabilities.

Tami Mills & Dana Keegan

Echo Glen

Big Achievements in the Big Apple: Professional Development Ensuring Students Lead Rich and Literate Lives
This grant will enable 6 teachers, an instructional coach and principal to attend the Teacher's College Reading and Writing Project Institute at Columbia University where they will study methods and plan curricula, revitalize thinking and most importantly, encourage students to lead rich and literate lives.

Alaina Sivadasan

Endeavor Elementary

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