Harrisonville teachers receive grants

March 29, 2013 

Teachers and students in the Harrisonville School District recently received over $2,300 in grants from the Harrisonville Public School Foundation.

Throughout the nine years of the teacher grant program, nearly $52,000 has been presented to teachers. The goal of the program is to enhance the education of Harrisonville students by encouraging and recognizing new educational approaches and concepts that are not currently funded by the district.

The grants were awarded in a surprise squad format with Foundation trustees surprising the teachers in their classrooms and presenting them with a check.

Teacher grants were awarded to the following:

•  Harrisonville High School library media specialist Vickie Hamilton for software to provide feedback and tips for research paper writing.

•  Harrisonville Middle School teacher Audrey Harrison for a classroom set of scientific calculators.

•  Harrisonville Middle School library media specialist Curtis Clark to help fund a field trip for students to the University of Central Missouri Literature Festival.

•  McEowen fourth grade teacher Kim Spencer for professional development resources to assist new teachers.

•  Cass Career Center Marketing instructor Amy Miller for equipment for use in CCC’s school store, “DECA Diner,” to add relevance to student learning.

•  Early Childhood Education PE teacher Jodi Fischer for an iPod to use to provide music during exercise and activity time.

The Harrisonville Public School Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established to support the educational activities and programs of the Harrisonville School District. To learn more about the Foundation, contact Executive Director Jill Filer at 816-380-2727, ext. 1224.

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