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Ann Wood, Director

Contact us: (323) 343-6156 or email



1234 Brown Street

San Diego, CA 92103

July 15, 1996

Ms. Susan Little

The Money Foundation

1680 Forest Street

San Francisco, CA 97681

Dear Ms. Little:

I am writing to apply for one of the $5,000 grants sponsored
by the Money Foundation to support teachers' foreign study and research in
schools abroad.

I would like to use this grant to attend the 1998 South American-U.S. Summer Teacher Exchange
Seminar Program in San Paulo, Brazil.
I meet the foundation's eligibility requirements by being a California
resident and a certificated elementary teacher currently employed by San Diego
Unified School District.

Given my following qualifications, I think that I am
uniquely qualified as a candidate for a Money Fellowship.

  • I have
    financially supported myself throughout my undergraduate education by
    working as a child care worker in a local preschool. I have state license as a daycare worker.
  • For four
    years at SDUC, I studied Spanish and am now bilingual.  For two years as I completed my
    undergraduate degree, I tutored grade 4-6 students in a bilingual
    afterschool program at Goshen Elementary School.
  • This year I completed my second year of teaching fifth grade at Caesar Chavez
    Elementary School.  I helped to develop a bilingual, cross-age tutoring program at the school and have
    translated many curriculum units into Spanish.
  • I have
    participated in CSULA'S Urban Learning Program.  These professional development programs help teachers
    to become reflective practitioners whose teaching is informed by
    research-based standards and to conduct action research in the classroom.

Please send the Foundation's application guidelines,
including procedures and deadlines to my above address.  If you need any further information,
please call me at (619) 429-6794.

Thank you for considering this request.
I look forward to hearing from you
about my candidacy for this grant.

Diane Greene