Innovative Educators: Southern Door Receives WPS Grant

Southern Door School is among the winners of Wisconsin Public Service Foundation’s 2011-12 Innovative Educator Grant Program.

The school received a grant for involvement and competition in Formula High School: Racing to Learn, in which students design, fabricate, assemble, test and race a real car in competition with other schools

Since the Innovative Educator Grant Program’s inception five years ago, 53 projects have received more than $48,000 in Foundation grants. The foundation is funded by corporation shareowners.

This year, 25 applications were received and 12 grants were awarded. The winning schools received a total of $11,837.14 for various projects.

Educators from within the WPS service territory were encouraged to apply for up to $1,000 for innovative teaching programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. An independent panel of judges from the energy education field selected the finalists for WPS.