Faculty Grant Awards

Helping fund public education through generous donors like you

A quality public education is priceless, but not free. Local and state funding for public education provides enough for only the most basic high school curriculum and programs. Fortunately, the Oceanside High School Foundation acts to bridge the funding gap between what taxes can cover and the program-rich environment that students, colleges, employers and our community value.

The OHS Foundation has given thousands of dollars toward our faculty grant award program. OHS faculty have received funding to help in the following programs to name a few:   Robotics Club, Math and English Departments, MCROTC program, Criminal Justice Academy, Digital Photography class, the Counseling Department, the Health Careers Academy, and the AVID program.

Every student at Oceanside High School will benefit from Foundation-funded faculty grant awards. Therefore, we hope that every high school family and Oceanside High School alumni will contribute to the Oceanside High School Foundation.

Please consider the value of the programs for our students, and give what you can. It is important that all of us invest in our students. All donations are greatly appreciated by the entire Oceanside High School community of students, faculty, staff, and parents. Our foundation is a 501c3 non profit and all donations are tax deductible.

Faculty Grant Award Application

Faculty Grant Applications will be posted in August.

The Oceanside High School Foundation has set aside funds for worthwhile projects to enhance the academic, artistic, athletic, and vocational achievement of students. These funds can be used for classroom books, supplies, equipment, field trips, or any other meaningful project. 

Funds to current faculty in the comprehensive program may be available for up to $500 per school year per faculty member; partial funding will be granted if funding is limited. All faculty grant award requests will be held until after the application deadline each year and a final decision will be made by the OHS Foundation.

If you have questions, contact president@ohsfoundation.org .  Finalists for funding may be asked to appear before the OHS Foundation Board to present their requests and answer questions. A brief presentation of the project to the OHS Foundation Board may be requested after it has been completed.

Faculty Grant Recipients

 2021-2022

  • George Zubieta - Industrial Arts - CTE Woodshop
  • Stephen Sly - Visual Arts

2020-2021

  • Chandra Faist - Academy of Justice
  • Justin Moodie - AP Studio Art
  • Catrina Stone - Food Bank
  • George Zubieta - Industrial Arts - Woodshop

2019-2020

  • Leif Atkisson - Foreign Language Department, AP Spanish
  • Chandra Faist - Academy of Justice
  • Nathan Fristed - Econ/Gov/Human Geo
  • Jessica Haugen - Physical Education Department
  • Juan Hernandez - Green Tech/Env Design
  • Brad Hollingsworth - Publications/Yearbook
  • Tawnya Larkin - English Department
  • Shannon Martin - Art Department
  • Justin Moodie - Photography
  • Prather - Library
  • Bill Richman - Food Bank
  • Tammi Wallace - Counseling Departmen 

2018-2019

  • Justin Moodie - Art Department
  • Toni Chaney - ASB
  • Col Brian Kerl - MCJROTC
  • Leif Atkisson - Foreign Language Department - Spanish
  • Rick Gerardi - Physical Education Department
  • Sheryl Roccoforte - Drama Department
  • Ruth Sienkiewicz - Counseling Department

2017-2018

  • Becky Zielinshi - Administration
  • Paul Ruez - Digital Studio Program
  • Sarah Carling-Guerra - Special Education Department
  • Kenneth Wright - Administration
  • Jessica Haugen - Physical Education Department

2016-2017

  • Kimberly Moreno - ELD I/II
  • Allison Wooton - Visually Impaired Program
  • Melissa Harkiewicz - Academic Success Learning Center
  • Chandra Faist - Academy of Justice
  • Brad Hollingsworth - Publications/Yearbook -
  • Paul Ruez - Digital Studio Program
  • Jennifer Villalpando - English Department – English 9
  • Lou Fosnot - Counseling Department
  • Melissa Harkiewicz - Academic Success Learning Center

2015-2016

  • Mike Fisher - Science Dept - Kinesiology
  • Brad Hollingsworth Chess Club
  • Paul Ruez - Digital Studio Program
  • Chandra Faist- - Academy of Justice
  • Eric Lingua - Robotics Club
  • Cameron Clark - Math Department
  • Frank Zimmerman - TV, Film & Digital Media 

2014-2015

  • Leah Ritt - Music Department
  • Charles Zivotsky - Special Education Department
  • Paul Ruez - Digital Studio Program

2013-2014

  • Brad Hollingsworth - Yearbook/Publications
  • Linda Headricks - Robotics Club
  • Chandra Faist Academy of Justice
  • Michelle McNeal - Special Education Department
  • Angela Ober - Severely Handicapped Program
  • Paul Ruez - Digital Studio Program
  • Hector Rodriguez - MCJROTC

2012-2013

  • Linda Headrick - Robotics Club
  • Lou Fosnot - Counseling Department

2011-2012

  • Paul Ruez - Digital Photography
  • Linda Headrick - Robotics Club
  • Chandra Faist - Academy of Justice
  • Kelly Brinkerhoff - English Department
  • Hector Rodriguez - MCJROTC
  • Debbie Bray - AVID
  • Erin Windham - Math Dept

2010-2011

  • Mike Fisher - AARC program
  • Pat Coleman - Art Department
  • Robin Raznick - Art Department
  • Tim Mcfadden - Robotics Club
  • David Fogliatti - Science Department – AP classes

2009-2010

  • Mervi Howard - CREW Link Club
  • Dave Barrett - Athletic Department
  • Mike Fisher - ASB
  • Frank Zimmerman - Boys & Girls Soccer
  • Ellen Bartlett - Science Department
  • Tim McFadden - Robotics Club
  • Kim Roy - Health Careers Academy 

2008-2009

  • Ellen Bartlett - Science Department
  • Mike Fisher - ASB
  • Tim McFadden - Robotics Club
  • Jeff Vogel - Driftwood/School newspaper

2007-2008

  • Ellen Bartlett - Science Department