F. L. Hipp Grant Recipients

2011-2012 Projects and Coordinators

 2011-12 Hipp Recipients
2011-2012 Hipp Award winners pose for a photo with NJEA President Barbara Keshishian, NJEA Executive Director Vincent Giordano, NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Marie Blistan (left), and NJEA Vice President Wendell Steinhauer (right) at the 2011 NJEA Convention.

Patchwork of Diversity Video icon

Brian Simpson
Freehold High School
2 Robertsville Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
732-431-8360

Final Report

Freehold Regional Education Association
Monmouth County

Building Bridges: Connecting Children and Cultures 

Paul Gorski
Maple Road School
36 Maple Road
West Milford, NJ 07480
973-6973606

West Milford Education Association
Passaic County

Motivating Struggling Students Through Authentic Field Research Video icon

Sven P. Strnad
Millstone River School
75 Grovers Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
609-275-5500

Final Report

West Windsor-Plainsboro Education Association
Mercer County

The Magic of Rhymes and Tales 

Susan M. Ort
Old Farmers Road School
51 Old Farmers Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853
908-876-3865

Final Report

Washington Township Education Association
Morris County

Project Green: Transition Garden 

Gretchen Contreras
Highstown High School
25 Leshin Lane
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-443-7738

Final Report

East Windsor Regional Education Association
Mercer County

Liberty, Literacy, My Ancestry and Me Video icon

Susan Duncan
Olivet Elementary School
235 Sheep Pen Road
Pittsgrove, NJ 08318-2568
856-358-2081

Final Report

Pittsgrove Township Education Association
Salem County


Media coverage was included in the June 2, 2012 edition of Today's Sunbeam. The project was filmed by Classroom Close-up, NJ, and is scheduled to appear on NJTV.  

Saturday Morning Science Video icon

Dr. Linda Szypula
Fernwood Middle School
4034 Fernwood Ave.
Eggs Harbor Township, NJ 08234
609-383-3355

Egg Harbor Township Education Association
Atlantic County

Blue Skies Video icon

Rita R. Williams
New Egypt Primary School
131 Evergreen Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533
609-758-6800

Final Report

Plumsted Township Education Association
Ocean County

Middle School Students with Exceptionalities Discovering Citizenship through Personal Inquiry and Experience Video icon

Jessica Rader
Warren Hills Middle School
64-66 Carlton Ave.
Washington, NJ 07882
908-689-0750

Final Report

Warren Hills Regional Education Association
Warren County

Come Fly With Me 

Gayle Dubofsky
Lincoln School
302 Burton Ave.
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
201-288-2365

Final Report

Hasbrouck Heights Education Association
Bergen County

*Drum Line for Students with Disabilities Video icon

Julie Braeckman
Mercer County Special Services High School
1020 Old Trenton Rd.
Hamilton, NJ 08690
609-588-8450

Final Report

Mercer County Special Services Education Association
Mercer County

Continuation Grants

Civic Responsibility Service Learning and Stewardship Project

Maureen Heenan
DeMasi Middle School
199 Evesboro-Medford Road
Marlton, NJ 08053
856-988-0777

Final Report

Evesham Township Education Association
Burlington County

YES A+ (Youth Engaged in Service Through the Arts) Video icon

Katrina Macht
Hillside Intermediate School
844 Brown Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
908-231-1905

Final Report

Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association
Somerset County

*Designated as a Joyce Powell Grant for Students with Special Needs

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