Ventura County Teachers Honored for Innovation in the Classroom

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Teachers from throughout Ventura County are being honored with grants for developing innovative lessons for their students. At a ceremony last night in Camarillo, the Ventura County Office of Education presented IMPACT II grants worth $1,000 each to seven teachers.

The winning entries cover a variety of subject matters, including history and science. Detailed lesson plans prepared by each of the grant winners are available here for use by other teachers in Ventura County and beyond.

The grants are funded by the following local businesses and organizations that wish to promote unique and creative teaching practices:

  • Amgen Foundation
  • Sage Publications and Corwin


2024 Ventura County IMPACT II Grant Recipients


Grant Recipients


Project Title

Alli Silverman Quiroz and Maria Geib

Junipero Serra Elementary School

We've Got the Power!

Corrinne Abbott and Velia Soto

Pacifica High School

How do we increase access and participation of students with moderate/severe disabilities in our PHS campus library?

Emily Noel

Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education

Steelhead for Watershed!

Gloriana DeCandia

Isbell Middle School

Bringing Back the Blowouts: Applying Lessons of the Past to the Present

Jennifer Epley

Isbell Middle School

Fortress of the Undead: Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse


More About IMPACT II 
IMPACT II is a curriculum sharing and recognition program for educators in kindergarten through grade 12 in all subject areas. Since 1993, Ventura County educators have received more than $400,000 in sponsor-funded grants. Additional information about IMPACT II is available here.