Meet the Team

Who We Are

Audrey Russek, Ph.D.

Audrey Russek, Ph.D.

District Grant Writer
Direct: (916) 793-2955
Internal Extension: 67954

Audrey Russek, Ph.D., joined EGUSD in 2016. Dr. Russek is deeply committed to the centrality of student voice in education and creating systematic change to support equitable education for all students. Dr. Russek holds both a Ph.D. and M.A. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in English from Pomona College. Throughout her 20-year career in education, her roles include work as a high school teacher, editor, and assistant professor, teaching courses that include teacher preparation, technical writing, visual communication, oral history, and interdisciplinary research methods. When she’s not developing grant proposals for EGUSD, Dr. Russek continues to publish and lecture on the intersection of food studies and cultural history.


Grants Technician

Direct: (916) 793-2834
Internal Extension: 67234

What We Do

For the District

For a limited number of districtwide or multi-site applications, we offer start-to-finish management of the grant application process, including:

  • Liaising with current and potential external funding agencies
  • Helping translate ideas into fundable projects
  • Identifying potential grant funding sources
  • Interpreting grant guidelines
  • Completing grant applications
  • Writing narrative
  • Developing project budgets
  • Providing supporting research/data
  • Editing and proofreading applications
  • Formatting, copying and mailing/delivering applications


For Classrooms/School Sites

The Grants Office provides differentiated grant application services to teachers, staff, and site administrators for site-based applications on a case-by-case basis depending on the capacity of the office. Our services for site-based applications include the following:

  • Conducting funding searches & recommending funding opportunities
  • Re-framing funding needs as viable projects
  • Editing narratives
  • Consulting on budgets
  • Reviewing applications

In general, we do not:

  • Initiate, manage, complete, or submit applications (check out our Application ToolKit)
  • Gather Budget department projections or confirm accuracy of budget items
  • Communicate with the funding agency on behalf of the applicant
  • Gain permission or approval from site administrators or district-level administrators to apply for a funding opportunity

Get In Touch

Office Phone

(916) 793-2955

Mailing Address

EGUSD Grants Office
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624

Office Location

Room 211 (2nd floor)
Robert L. Trigg Education Center
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624