2018 Lois B Krieger Teacher Grant Recipients announced by Western Municipal Water District

By on January 9, 2018

The 2018 Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators were announced earlier this week by Western Municipal Water District (WMWD) which will provide nearly $28,000 in grant funding for 33 teachers to support classroom water education projects. Founded in 1995, the grants were named for local water leader Lois B. Krieger in honor of her immense accomplishments in the water industry.

“These grants are one of the ways that Western is helping to support tomorrow’s water leaders,” said Western’s General Manager Craig Miller. “Western is honored to provide classroom funding for projects that encourage water education and supports teachers in making an impact on students in our region.”

Teachers in both public and private K-12, western Riverside county qualifying schools in the Alvord, Corona- Norco, Jurupa, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta and Riverside unified school districts were eligible to apply for a grant for up to $1,000. Teacher entries were selected based on student engagement, clearly defined goals, benefits to students and others, interdisciplinary approach and budget. Grant applications were screened by water industry personnel from throughout the region and the following have been selected to receive grants up to $1,000:

2018 Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators Recipients

Mariano Aranda, Murrieta Valley High School

Natalee Boggs, Murrieta Mesa High School

Terry Bolton, Orrenmaa Elementary School

Ronda Bryan, La Granada Elementary School

Don Fitzgerald, Murrieta Valley High School

Teresa Forbis, Santiago High School

Shaun Galvan, Temescal Canyon High School

Glenda Haas, Railroad Canyon Elementary School

Sheri Harris, Arlington High School

Julie Higgins, Victoria Elementary School

Judy Howell, Thompson Middle School

Nona Jones, Sycamore Academy

Sunny Kaura, Centennial High School

Abbe Kya, Centennial High School

Jassue Kutz, Ramona High School

Christine Mann, Ronald Reagan Elementary School

Melinda Lauriano, Orrenmaa Elementary School

Wendy Lizardi, Sycamore Academy

Kimberly Ordinario, E. Hale Curran Elementary School

Steve Oster, Arlington High School

Dinah Palagi, Pedley Elementary School

Lila Patel, Centennial High School

Jenna Rasmussen, Centennial High School

Kelly Remington, Temescal Valley Elementary School

Jason Rothlein, Murrieta Canyon Academy

Jesse Rubner, William Collier Elementary School

Regina Saenz-Lara, Valley View Elementary School

Amy Sanchez, Riverview Elementary School

Louis Scull, Shivela Middle School

Maria Sheehan, Temescal Valley Elementary School

Bill Southern, Ramona High School

Lindsay Stotts, Centennial High School

Brian Watkins, Arlington High School

“Teachers continue to do more with less and often use their own money to support student learning, and these grants really help them to implement water-related lessons that may not otherwise be possible,” noted Miller.

In addition to the Krieger water education grants, WMWD has other educational resources available to area schools including the annual “Water is Life” poster art contest, Solar Cup boat building competition, school assembly programs, college scholarships and free online resources