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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.

2019 Grant Information available fall 2018 


Announcing the 2018 Kateri Brow Big Idea/Biggest Need Grant Recipients:

Grant Title

Grant Recipient(s)


Outdoors for All
This grant provides Learning Resource Center 2 students with the opportunity to use customized adapted bicycles while supporting their physical and cognitive needs.

Issaquah School District

Issaquah School District

It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Divides By Zero
This grant supports up to 40 middle school students in an after-school math club, allowing them to attend six different math competitions. The math club stokes their enthusiasm in math while building upon the competencies they learn in the classroom.

Eileen Rubenstein (parent)


Healthy Living Through Horticulture
This grant expands the Echo Glen horticulture program, allowing more students to learn about healthy living choices and provide vocational learning opportunities that can lead to future employment.  

Tom Fields and Bonnie Gudaitias

Echo Glen

Teaching Through Technology
This grant supports technology expansion to support all learners and staff as they meet the citizenship, life management, personal expression, and academic foundation challenges of being contributing members of society in adulthood.

LaShae Lee

Echo Glen

"I am the Innovator"! Creating, Innovating and Foundation Building through CS/STEM Explorations
This grant supports high-quality CS/STEM explorations and investigations to help young students increase CS/STEM skills, and social/emotional skills such as persistence, resilience, problem solving and collaboration. 

Darcie Kardong

Maple Hills

Making Waves: Tools for Interactive Physics Labs
This grant supports the purchase of ripple tanks, which are a fundamental tool for studying two-dimensional wave behavior that is otherwise difficult to investigate interactively.  The number of students taking physics at all levels has increased year after year, resulting in the need for more tanks.

Rebecca Fowler


Beyond Just Scratching the Surface
This grant supports the purchase of a set of Surface Tablets to integrate STEM/STEAM(A=Art), throughout class instruction and the art docent program.

Marti Shefveland


Welding and Hot Area

This grant supports the purchase of equipment for an area where students who are interested in welding, forging, casting, and other metal work can safely engage in and explore these activities.

Thomas Fosmark and Ben Reed

Gibson Ek

Patriot Cafe
This grant supports the expansion of "Patriot Cafe” for three currently established coffee delivery programs within the district. The program provides special education students with the opportunity to participate in an integrated and enriching vocational experience.  

Amanda Weinberg


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