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Our Work

Teacher and Student Grants

The WEF supports innovative grants reaching a wide array of subject areas, including literacy, science, physical education, and the arts at all levels - elementary, middle, and high school. We release grant applications in two cycles throughout the year, one in the fall and one in the spring, and receive between 50 and 75 applications from educators and students each year. 

In the 2022-2023 school year, WEF supported grants on:

Affirming student voices through middle school podcasting

Peaceful playgrounds

Looking deeper into students’ educational experiences (high school writing project)

Immigrant stories (writing project)

Ohio History Connection field trip

Teaching Jerry Craft’s New Kid  (book project) 

Hanby Elementary School Song written in collaboration with Otterbein music professor

Caring has no age (high school service project)

Using Picture Books to see our true selves

Permanent Sculpture Garden Installation

Ralph Baer (introducing video and electronic game inventor into all elementaries)

Music for all

First Chapter Friday (literacy)

Spike Prine for FLL Teams (lego team competition tools)

Equitable Resources for Adaptive Learning in the Related Arts Classroom

Learn more about the 2022-2023 grants at


Teacher of the Month

We are pleased to provide our community with an opportunity to recognize outstanding teachers in the Westerville City School District through our Teacher of the Month program.​ We choose three recipients each academic month and surprise them with a pack of bundt cakes, a certificate celebrating them as our Teacher of the Month, and $100 for their classroom account. We are thrilled to be able to celebrate our teachers each month! Winners are congratulated on social media and in a press release.


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