Enrich Curriculum  

Funded by the Hall of Fame dinner and other gifts, over 20 grants a year are provided by the Foundation to Affton teachers. These grants, in amounts of up to $1000 each, enrich the curriculum with such activities as engagements of best-selling authors, field trips to college campuses for high-achieving seniors, art equipment, Advanced Placement course training, digital interactive lessons, early writing and literacy programs, and resources for struggling and dual-language readers.

Teacher Recipients  

2011-12 Grants Awarded
Total Grants $22,272.23
For a detailed description of the grants, click here.

Teacher School Purpose
Sandi Coleman Mesnier Big Books are Best
Jennifer Conkwright and
Denise Moore
Mesnier Literacy for all Levels
Kim Duy and
Michelle Wilson
Mesnier Differentiated Math Games
Cheryl Ladd Mesnier Differentiated Instruction
Megan Watson Mesnier Raising Achievement and Building Community through Drama
Jacqueline Beyer and Rachel Holper Gotsch Geometry Snapshots
Nikki Hejlek Gotsch Daily Five “Listening to Reading"
Leslie Forsythe Gotsch International Section for Library
Laura Pezzani Gotsch Science Enrichment
Rebecca Roberts Gotsch enVisions Implementation
Mary White Gotsch New Books
Nancy Jones and
Katie Guiett
Rogers Challenger Learning Center
Katie Guntli,
Cathy O'Brien and
Elizabeth Weber
Rogers Girls on the Run
Alison Nixon Rogers Math Technological Tools
Brian Esselman Affton High AP Testing for AP U.S. History
Amy Gielow Affton High Kindle Reading Success
Dr. Susan Jackson Affton High ACT testing , funding for 2 nd semester juniors
Brian Jennings Affton High To AP or not to AP4
Tim Knox Affton High Project Lead the Way
Colleen Malone Affton High Studio Sound Equipment
Mary Beth Merlo and
Michelle Williams
Affton High “Meet Me in St. Louis” Community Access
Tony Muyco Affton High AP U.S. Government and Politics
Judith Rethwisch Affton High

Pursuing Excellence in Theatre Education

Bill Wells Affton High Music Theory

The mission of the Affton Education Foundation is to improve and enhance educational opportunities and resources for all children enrolled in the Affton School District, and for the teachers who support them.

For more information, contact:
Judy Rethwisch
(314) 633-0012

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