This week’s One Class at a Time recipient is Montessori teacher Katy Wright of Smith Elementary School.
Wright is helping make sure each of her elementary students have their voices heard.
Brady Kirkeby & Amanda Pearson of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise Wright in her classroom with a $250 check.
The money from the grant will go to purchase a Qball throwable microphone to be used during the daily class meetings.
Wright says the microphone will help the students be more engaged and respectful while listening to each other.
“When they can hear each other and talk about issues that are coming up in the classroom or around the playground they really learn to have respect for each other’s ideas and learn how to have empathy,” said Wright.
Wright said these grants are great at helping teachers get what they want for their classroom right away and wants to personally thank one class at a time for continuing to support classrooms and teachers.
For more than a decade, First Interstate Bank and MTN have partnered for the One Class at a Time grant.
The mission of the grant is to foster educational opportunities for local teachers and students.
A panel of retired teachers and school officials select the grant recipients from a pool of submitted applications.
For more information about One Class at a Time, including how to apply, visit here.
- Reported by John Riley