Taking applications now through Jan. 31, 2018 for Choice Schools and Magnet Programs.
Apply online for 2018-19 school year at  https://saisdchoice.com/.

District Grants Staff Bios

John Strelchun, Director
John joined the SAISD in 2002 as an Internal Auditor and has been with the Office of Grant
Development & Administration since 2007. He served as a Grants Monitor prior to his current
position as the Grants Director.

John’s primary responsibility is coordinating the development and writing of all competitive
grant proposals in the District. Other roles and responsibilites include assisting Project
Managers with implementation of their grant programs, monitoring grant programs through
the use of the Scorecard tool and the Amplifund database, and collaborating with external
partners on grant opportunities aligned with the mission and goals of the SAISD.


Jaime D. Guzman, Grants Specialist
Jaime joined the SAISD in 2014 as the Grants Specialist for the Office of Grants Development
& Adminstration.

Jaime’s primary role is to assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of grant
proposals. His other roles and responsibilities include updating the grant management system
with accurate and timely reporting requirements.


Elizabeth Delaney, Grant Writer
Elizabeth (Liz) joined SAISD in March 2017 as the Grant Writer for the District Grants Office.

Liz’s primary role is to secure private sector funding through the development, implementation, and evaluation of grant proposals, including local, state, and national foundation and corporate grants. Additional roles and responsibilities include assisting the SAISD Foundation in developing grant proposals and finding new and unique sources of funding.


Sonia Anguiano, Grants Secretary
Sonia joined SAISD in 2017. Her primary responsibilities consist of supporting the District Grants
Office in maintaining the department budget, planning, coordinating and managing the grant
database. She also assists grant managers with project budgets, purchases, and payments.

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