About Us

Granted Inc™ and associates have provided exceptional educational consulting and grant writing services to schools and other non-profit organizations throughout the United States for the past thirty-five years.

Our goal at GrantTeachers is to help you change the futures of your students and our nation’s youth. We recognize the financial problems currently plaguing America’s schools want to empower you to make a bigger difference in your children’s education.

Meet Toni Rockis PhD – Our Founder

Toni Rockis, PhD., CGW Founded GrantTeachers to help educators bring money and resources into schools for expanded programs and services. As Founder of GrantTeachers, Toni oversees all content creation and product development.

Toni is also the President and CEO of our parent company, Granted Inc. In this capacity, she oversees strategic planning for all facets of the company.

Her grant writing and professional teaching career have spanned more than three decades. Toni has authored, co-authored, and administered more than $68M in grants for schools and professional organizations. She has partnered with hundreds of educational professionals to help them acquire money and resources they needed to start and grow a multitude of programs and services. She has secondary, postsecondary, and higher education teaching experience, serving 23 years as a Professor of Education and teacher educator at Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal.

Author & Expert

Toni is the author of Grant Writing Success: Opening the Doors to Financial Opportunity, a book covering the basics of foundation, state, and federal grant writing. She has also authored dozens of professional development publications for teachers and administrators and spent more than twenty years coordinating and delivering workshops and seminars for educators across the nation.

Educational & Grant Writing Credentials

She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education/Special Education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; an M.S. in Special Education/Educational Administration, also from SIU-C; and a PhD in Special Education/Career and Technical Education/Educational Administration from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She is a Certified Grant Writer (CGW) with the American Grant Writers Association (AGWA). She also holds memberships with the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), the Professional Writers’ Alliance, the Experts Industry Association (EIA), and the American Writers & Artists Inc. (AWAI).