Four very fortunate teachers in the Clawson School District will be presented with some special awards Tuesday.
As recipients of the Clawson Chamber of Commerce's first ever "Classroom Mini-Grants Program", the teachers will receive special grant money to help with upgrading their classrooms.
The program was started by the Chamber in August as a way to help the teachers during a time when school budgets are being slashed. Teachers in the district were able to apply for grants by submitting a short essay dictating items that were needed in their classrooms. The essays also touched on how these items would enhance the teachers' rooms and in turn, benefit the students.
Four teachers submitted essays, and all four will be awarded on Tuesday. The teachers will use the grant money to purchase their “wish list items”.
The winners are:
- Debra Smith, Schalm Elementary (new math supplies and rack)
- Kelly Pearson, Schalm Elementary (11 sets of informational books covering math, science and social studies)
- Barbara Kienman, Clawson High School ("Quickreads" books which target lower-level readers with high-interest themes)
- Scott Just, Schalm Elelemtnary (Five Alphasmart Neo 2 keyboards)