KISD Educators receive over $21,000 in grants

Cheerleaders, KEF, and teacher pose with large check
Ashley Alexander, art teacher at Arthur ECC, poses with KEF members and KHS cheerleaders.

This morning, KISD teachers and staff started their day off a bit different. The sounds of the KHS drumline and cheers from Cheer Kennedale rang out through the halls of each campus, as the Kennedale Education Foundation conducted their annual Pride Patrol.

Fifteen KISD educators were awarded grants today during Pride Patrol, totaling over $21,000 in grant money given away. The teachers were surprised in their classrooms by KEF and their campus administration with a giant check and excited cheers. Grants were awarded to teachers at all five campuses and were for a wide variety of things, from a rock-climbing wall at Arthur ECC to a sightreading program for the junior high choir.


Huge congratulations to the 2023-24 grant awardees:

Kennedale High School:

George Griffin: Positive Physics For All

Kylee Robinson: We [Heart] Anatomy

Khristy Hullett: You’re in the Spotlight!

Julian Beard: A Boxful of Nature

Kathryn McBroom: Get Your Chemistry Game On!

Joshua Marotze: Fostering Future Innovators: 3D Printing in Science Classrooms


Kennedale Junior High School

Mackayla Shrum: Sightreading Success!


Patterson Elementary

Kristi Murrell: Coding and More with Sphero

Krista Reeves: Accessible Communication for All


Delaney Elementary

Lana Kilpatrick-George: Drumming Up Some Fun!

Lana Kilpatrick-George: We’ve Got Rhythm! We Need Instruments!

Lana Kilpatrick-George: Stringer Things


Arthur ECC

Ashley Alexander: Drying rack for the Arthur Early Childhood Center Art Room

Angela Greenwood: Pre-K Full Steam Ahead: Our Journey Through Meaningful Exploration and Discovery

Amanda Hooker: Early Childhood Rock-Climbing Wall


To date, the Kennedale Education Foundation has awarded over $400,000 in grant money to KISD educators.


If you are interested in joining KEF, please reach out to Jordan Dunlap at [email protected]. The foundation would be delighted to provide you with more information, answer any questions you may have, and discuss how you can contribute to their mission.


Kennedale Independent School District is a public 4A school district based in Kennedale, Texas.

For more information about Kennedale ISD, contact Jordan Dunlap at (817) 563-8055 or [email protected].

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