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2011 MIE Tech Grant Recipients

Media In Education (MIE) at The Arizona Republic and recently awarded over $80,000 in technology grants to Arizona educators. The program is in its third year at the Republic, and nearly $300,000 has been awarded so far. Generous Republic subscribers also support technology grants through the Vacation Donation program. The following teachers have been awarded grants for classroom projects to be implemented at their schools during the 2011-2012 school year.

Dolan Springs

Kris Olson, Mount Tipton Elementary School, Technology Access for Science

El Mirage

Linda Alvarado, El Mirage Elementary School, Information Literacy through Library Skills


Ingrid Benson, Copper Canyon High School, Media Program Expansion
Lisa Cass, Independence High School, Increase Technology in Journalism


Michael Brown & Calandra Rubin, Concordia Charter School-Mesa, Giving Kids Technology


Dorena Lynch, Alta Vista Elementary School, Literacy Centers Using Media In Education
Linda Askew, Arizona Call-A-Teen Center of Excellence, Media Center Upgrade
Dianna Kelly, Arrowhead Elementary School, Upgraded Desktop Computers for ELL Classrooms
Brendan Mann, Osborn Middle School, Electronic Literacy
Robert Sandler, Tuscano Elementary School, Traveling the Louisiana Territory


Kris McAllister, Peoria Elementary School, Kindles in the Library

Rock Point

Ashley Witzke, Concordia Charter School-Navajo Mission, Bringing the Classroom to Life


Jennifer Dial, Connolly Middle School, Inner Expression through Photography
Collette Shahzad, Connolly Middle School, Current Events in Science


Erika Grill, Dos Rios Elementary School, Twenty First Century Learning
Kimberly Fernandez, Dos Rios Elementary School, Project-based Learning