HeadsUp San Rafael Public Education Foundation

P.O. Box 150157, San Rafael, CA 94915

Tax ID# 94-2838374 

San Rafael City Schools: 

Bahia Vista, Coleman, DavidsonGlenwood, Laurel Dell, San Pedro, Short, Sun Valley, Venetia Valley, Madrone HS, San Rafael HS, and Terra Linda HS

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HeadsUp is part of Schools Rule Marin, a coalition of all Public Education Foundations in Marin County.

HeadsUp mini-grants support innovative site-based enrichment programs K–12 that affect significant numbers of students and build confidence, competence, and creativity. ​


Congratulations to our 2017–18 Teacher Mini-Grant Recipients!

Krista Wallinger, Laurel Dell:  
Guided reading materials for 3rd graders


Jeanette Tietze, Laurel Dell:  Tickets to the SF Symphony for 1st graders


Emily Koller, Bahia Vista
Visit from Marin Museum of American Indian


Pierre Littee, Bahia Vista  
Math Literacy Library for 3rd graders


Nancy Donovan, Venetia Valley  
Resource specialist book sets for small group reading


Mateo Dillaway, Venetia Valley  
Transportation to the SF Symphony for band kids


Stephen Duffy, Glenwood  
Rainforest drums for music program

Matt McCabe, DMS
WeVideo computer licenses


Michael Mares, DMS
Cello/violin repairs, pin wheels for base players


Ranae Roemer, DMS
Squishy circuit kits for science enrichment for 8th graders



Adam Singer, DMS
Student-built wind tubes for aerodynamics project


Freddy Dominguez, Venetia Valley
Entrance fees/workshop at Charles Schultz Museum for 8th graders

Justine Kuehle, San Rafael
Transportation fees to support AVID college visits


Alani Coleman, San Rafael
Class sets of foreign language novels


CJ Healy, San Rafael
2 volleyball nets


Kent Morales, San Rafael
Computer licenses for model making software to enhance project-based science curriculum


Joanna Herrera, San Rafael  
New shelves for the kiln


Jessica Redding, San Rafael  
Nutrition lesson involving vegetable-based smoothies


Annie Yi, San Rafael  
LCD TV for presentation enhancement in art classes

Green Grants

Congratulations to our 2017–18  Green Grant Recipients!

Allie Kegley, Venetia Valley
school garden maintenance


Toni Ignoffo & Mindy Findtner, Coleman, installation of a water bottle filler

Leilani Siri, DMS
composting supplies for gardening class

Christie Clark, SR Eco-Action Club (student), electric hand dryers to reduce paper waste 


Sara Frack, TL
native pollinator garden to enhance science curriculum


Owen Bartolf, TL MSEL (student)
eco-friendly greenhouse to be designed and constructed by


Amy Muithya, TL MSEL (student)
funds for permanent air quality monitoring and for field trip funds for air quality monitoring group​

Angela Tsai, TL MSEL (student),
middle school education program about microbead contamination from personal care products


Ethan Pletcher, SR Physics Academy (student), bench/planter of his own design that is a solar-powered charging station for campus use


Ezra Bowers, TL MSEL (student),
garden supplies, hardware enhancements to garden planters, including raising one planter for wheelchair accessibility


Ella Reid, TL MSEL (student)
funds to support a solar-powered irrigation system for the Native Garden Group