SEED PLEDGES MORE THAN $14,000 TO DOVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Seacoast Educational Endowment for Dover (“SEED”), a non-profit organization that promotes academic excellence by providing innovation grants to Dover educators, recently granted Dover teachers more than $14,000 to implement new learning programs, practices, and resources across all grade levels from elementary to high school.

Dover High School received three grants, across three departments, totaling $3,530. Science teacher Amy Poirer was awarded a grant to pilot and train teachers to use two tools for bio-med lab work as well as protein replica kits for 3-D modeling. The Language Arts department will receive funding to purchase technology to help students develop presentation skills; the math department will acquire digital calipers for probability and statistics classes.

           Dover Middle School was gifted nearly $7,000 for two grants. The first, authored by Language Arts teacher Kimberly Conrad, is valued at $6,000 and brings Mayhem Poets back to DMS as Artists in Residence. They will provide student workshops, performances, and teacher instruction. Math teacher Patricia Mulqueen’s grant helped the middle school purchase two dozen Rocketbooks--cloud-connected intelligent notebooks that allow students to problem solve, complete homework, and take assessments outside of the classroom.

           At the elementary school level, Woodman Park School was given $1,700 to purchase first grade lessons and materials for teaching high frequency words. Meanwhile at Horne Street School, a grant for $2,000 was awarded to Jillian Cote to install sensory pathways; bright, colorful designs for students to receive sensory input while increasing cognition.  None of this would be possible without support from businesses and philanthropic individuals. To learn more about SEED, please visit www.DoverSEED.org