Thanks to the financial support of NJEA, its members, and corporate partners, the NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education awarded 17 grants this year totaling $97,012 to educators in school districts across the state.

The Hipp Foundation is dedicated to supporting projects that will enhance and improve learning. The Foundation honors the memory of Dr. Hipp, former NJEA executive director. Since its creation, the Foundation has awarded over $2 million in support of 378 innovative educational projects that represent a bold, fresh approach by public school employees.

Contact information for the Project Coordinator is provided, if you would like specific information about a grant.

For information about the NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education, please contact NJEA Communications at (609) 599‑4561 or use the email below.

2017-18 Hipp Grants

Project HEAT – Hypothesizing about Energy through the Analysis of Temperature

Josh Langenberger

Howell Township Education Association
Monmouth County


Student Learning Academy Website

Gerard Fabiano
Ryan Sheridan

Belleville Education Association
Essex County



Marisa Castronova
Cheryl Zanone
Jessica Shackil

Montville Education Association
Morris County


Cub’s Discovery

Lorie Jeskey
Dawn Marion
Shannon Meincke

Montague Education Association
Sussex County


What’s in Your Suitcase?  

Rita R. Williams
Megan Castro
Jana Kekesi
Cheryl Marinari
Courtney Adelung
Kristin Abate
Cara Sapiezynski

Plumsted Township Education Association
Ocean County


COHESION: Families Bonding Together to Solve Real World Problems 

Jennifer Neu
Danielle Kovach
Alison Ibaceta

Hopatcong Education Association
Sussex County


Teaching Literacy Through Art

Maria Gartenberg

South River Education Association


Pencil Dancing: Combining the Rhythm of Music with Light, Texture, Pattern, and Color to Create Works of Art 

Robert Esposito

Trenton Education Association
Mercer County


Global Classrooms: Connecting Communities through Collaboration and Action


Katrina Macht
Kiran Masud
John Hingelberg
Taryn Prince
Sarah Wolf
Michele Bruenjes
Christine Lewis
Andrea Attanasio
David Zas
Anthony Sgro

Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association
Somerset County

Nature-Based Resource Center                                                                                                

Candice Kenney
Charles Aria
Mark Poiani
Eric Borg
Sara Mankoski
Carly Evangelista
Lisa Kwiatkowski

Woodbridge Township Education Association                                 
Middlesex County


Life Skills Beyond the Classroom                                                                                           

Carolyn L. Schultz
Lynda Shanahan

Pennsauken Education Association
Camden County  

Learning to Stitch; Stitching to Give                                                                                      

Carol Wright
Sharon Blutinger
Andrea Bullock
Darby Malvey
Patty Reuter
Nicole Rogers
Michelle Krieger
Amanda Hall

Clayton Education Association
Gloucester County    

Our Sustainable Selves: Diving into Aquaponics 

Amanda Natalie
Christina Dooling
Renee Gilson
Kristine Mullin

Pine Hill Education Association
Camden County


Partners in STEM

Robin Socol-Stella

Eatontown Education Association
Monmouth County                                                                                                                      


FUTURE 10 (2)                                                                                                                            

Emily Zazanis
Leonora Zektzer
Patricia D’Alessio
Anthony DiPalo
Heather Guas
Heather Reush
Lisa Dato

Edison Education Association
Middlesex County     


Signs For Our Times                                                                                                                  

Coleen Weiss-Magasic
Stephen Beattie
Leonard VanWingerden
Robert Wiedmann

West Milford Education Association
Passaic County


The Reimagination Garden                                                                                                      

Colleen Illi
Lisa DeEugenio
Tracy DeAngelo
Ashley Mackowiak
Emily Phillips
Stephanie Royce

Harrison Township Education Association
Gloucester County


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