CHEF Awards Innovation Grants

Colonial Heights Education Foundation Awards Innovation Grants
Posted on 10/25/2023

The Colonial Heights Education Foundation (CHEF) just announced Fall 2023 Innovation Grant recipients. These are awards of funds that faculty and staff receive to support innovative ideas in and out of the classroom.

This fall the foundation received 12 applications and was able to award 7 of the requests for $2,086.

The awardees are:

1) Kim Acchione at Tussing Elementary School for her Science Innovators Club

2) Beth Ellenburg and Melissa Chance at Lakeview Elementary School for Hydroponics in the classroom

3) Jennifer English at Tussing Elementary School for an Outdoor Sensory and Communication System.

4) Adrienne Wilson at Colonial Heights Middle School for Flexible Seating in the classroom

5) Beth Moody and Kim Boyd at Tussing Elementary School for Math in Motion.

About Innovation Grants

In the Fall and the Spring, the Colonial Heights Education Foundation invites members of the Colonial Heights Public (CHPS) school staff to apply for grants of up to $300. These funds can be used to support innovative ideas that occur in or out of the classroom for students of CHPS. This is the second year that CHEF has offered these grants. Availability of funds is limited by the funds raised by the Foundation through its fundraising activities.

About CHEF: The Colonial Heights Education Foundation was organized to support the students, faculty, and staff of the Colonial Heights Public Schools. It does this by connecting the community to the schools through financial support for scholarships or grants. To support CHEF or learn more, please visit

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