Mini Grants Awarded

Foundation Awards Mini Grants
Posted on 01/15/2019
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The Carson City School District, on behalf of the Carson City Schools Foundation, is pleased to announce the 10 winners of $200 mini-grants. The competitive process garnered dozens of applications from district educators.

“The review committee always has a difficult task of narrowing down all the worthy applications to the 10 available grants,” Steven Reynolds, chairperson of the CCSF Board, said.  “However, new this year, due to growth in support, the foundation has plans and will be offering an additional 10 grants this spring.”

The winners this winter include the following alphabetically by last name:

  • Bonnie Benson, fifth grade teacher at Fritsch Elementary School
  • Durrell Clark, Pre-K teacher at the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada
  • John Corbitt, math teacher at Pioneer High School
  • Rachel Croft, STEM coach at Bordewich Bray Elementary
  • Kelly Ehrenfeuchter, music teacher at Empire Elementary School
  • Mark Lobsinger, Engineering/CADD Instructor at Carson High School
  • Merri Pray, first grade teacher at Empire Elementary School
  • Kari Pryor, professional learning and family engagement coordinator at the Professional Development Center
  • Teneya Rasmussen-Cramer, sixth and seventh grade English teacher at Eagle Valley Middle School
  • Andrew Tiscareno, sixth and seventh grade Social Studies teacher at Eagle Valley Middle School

“The Foundation is proud to recognize and support these exciting programs for students,” Reynolds continued. “Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we're helping make a difference in our classrooms.”

Teachers within the Carson City School District may apply for mini grants here, which will be awarded this spring. Click here to view previous winners for the grants.

The Carson City Schools Foundation (CCSF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting community involvement and investment in the public schools of Carson City. This project is one of the many results of the “Empower Carson City 2022″ Strategic Plan – a five-year strategic plan for extraordinary schools built by the community of Carson City.

CCSF was created to increase student achievement through philanthropic investment and involvement. Established by the Carson City School District’s Board of Trustees, the foundation promotes education programs that traditional funding sources may not be able to reach.

For more information about the CCSF, please visit To make a contribution with your credit card, go to Click here to watch a YouTube video about the foundation.