BEEF Awards Grants to Bixby Teachers

BIXBY CENTRAL ELEMENTARY: All smiles at Bixby Central Elementary are, from left, back rows, BEEF member Christy Taylor, Kindergarten teachers Wendye Coupe, Emily Long, Rhonda McCracken, Julie Lacy,  Alison Beach, Katie Gallamore, and Breanne Cooper and BCE Principal Leslie Haynes. (Front row from left are BEEF member Anna Coffman, Superintendent Rob Miller and BEEF President Terri Paxton.

Every year the Bixby Educational Endowment Foundation (BEEF) awards teacher grants to Bixby’s teachers, following their mission to support innovative educational programs to stimulate thought and expand the existing curriculum. This school year, BEEF funded over $68,000 in teacher grants to Bixby’s teachers across all school campuses. Grants were awarded via BEEF’s “Grant Patrol” in November with BEEF board members, Superintendent Rob Miller, and Assistant Superintendent Lydia Wilson honoring teachers in their classrooms with an oversized check, a Payday candy bar, and the money to bring their grant to life!

BIXBY NORTHEAST ELEMENTARY: Happy with their grant at Northeast Elemenatry are, from left, Pre-K teachers Lori Cole,  Kayte Weinacht and Rachel Cavin with their grant “Go Go Dendrites!”

Since its inception, BEEF has awarded more than $1.8 million in teacher grants and scholarships thanks to donations from Bixby’s community businesses and citizens through its annual Century Club campaign.
Donations to help provide future grants to promote excellence in learning across all of Bixby’s schools can be made online at, or for information on how to mail a donation and to see BEEF 2019 Teacher Grant Recipients, visit

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