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Liberty ISD Education Foundation adds three more grant recipients  (Jan. 4, 2017)

The Liberty ISD Education Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s grant winners. Three educators from Liberty High School Joe Roberts, Janie Prather and Wil Joiner will be enjoying grants funded by the Liberty ISD Education Foundation. One other grant found funding through the regular district budget funds but the grant submission process was helpful in putting the applicant and the funding together. “Ultimately, that’s what we love to do… try to help put applicants and funding sources together," said Foundation coordinator Bruce Wright.


Since the inception of the Foundation in 2007, sixty one grants totaling $183,443 have been given to teachers and students and campus projects at LISD campuses. The various projects funded in this year’s cycle are listed below by campus:




Liberty High School

Digital Visual Media in the Classroom – Joe Roberts                       $5,226

This grant creates an opportunity to challenge high school students initially to compete in UIL Short Filmmaking Competition, eventually adding a monthly film version of the school’s popular FireWire online newspaper along with other products.


This grant is funded in part by The Dahlia McManus Endowment, The Dr. Reese and Sara Brown Endowment, The Vera Martin Daniel Teaching Grant for the Fine Arts, The Jeffrey Family Teaching Endowment and The Baxter W. Dunagan, Sr. Endowment. The Norman and Brenda Dykes Endowment, The JoBeth Willoughby Teaching Grant , The Miles Foundation, The First Liberty National Bank Endowment and The Laura Jane Hartel Endowment.


LHS Panthers – Pedaling for Power – Janie Prather                         $2,053

Janie Prather, the Foundation’s first 4 time grant winner, continues to innovate in her life skills classroom adding pedal go-carts for her Adaptive PE class for students with physical limitations.


This grant is funded in part by The CW and Aggie Castle Family Endowment, The JoAnn McGuire Endowment, the C.A. (Abe) Miles Endowment, The Liberty County Farm Bureau Endowment and The Nora Miles Endowment.


Board Games for Real World Economics – Wil Joiner                     $407

This grant will provide educational board games help to enhance Economics instruction by focusing on problem solving, mathematical reasoning and high-level real-world application.


This grant is funded in part by The Mildred Arnold Endowment and The Liberty Lions Club.



These grants are funded through contributions to the Liberty ISD Education Foundation by individual donors, businesses, corporations and community service organizations as well as through profits from our fundraising events.

Upcoming Foundation events include and the Liberty Freedom Ride cycling event on April 8, 2016 and our Denim and Diamonds Gala in the fall. To contact the Foundation or for more information about joining in our efforts, visit our website at or call Bruce Wright, Foundation coordinator at 936-641-0367.

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