The Westerville Education Foundation (WEF) recently awarded nine grants to school employees.

The Westerville Education Foundation (WEF) recently awarded nine grants to school employees.

These groups and individuals were recognized Nov. 15 at a breakfast ceremony at the Westerville Public Library.

Recipients were:

* Ann Rochon and Betsy Gambone, Early Learning Center (ELC), $1,000 for "Multisensory Art Studio for Preschool Students."

* Vicki Shepherd, Early Learning Center, $359 for the purchase of one "Second Step Early Learning Kit."

* Marsha Siefker and Eric Indiciani, Robert Frost Elementary School, $998.24 for "Fit Frosties."

* Christine Doolittle, Hawthorne Elementary, up to $400 for a "Nature Play and Learning Area."

* Katie Wirthlin and Rachel Schultz, McVay Elementary School, $1,000 for "Clay Caching."

* Amanda McQuown, Wilder Elementary School, $1,000 for a "Wilder Book Busters Club for Grades 1-5."

* Leah Gaines, Genoa Middle School, up to $710 for improvements for "Jaguar Update TV Announcements."

* David Schultz, Westerville South High School, $150 for "Supporting Understanding of Math Concepts through the use of Graphic Aids."

* Daphne Irby and Kimi Dodds, District, up to $998.14 for "Using the SMART Notebook App with Think Central Resources for Whole Group and Small Group Instruction."