This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is Jim Darcy Elementary School teacher Brenna Stefanik.
Stefanik is helping her students have a more comfortable learning experience in her small classroom.
David Hemmer and Becca Biegel of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise Stefanik in her classroom with a $250 check.
The money from the grant will be used to purchase alternative seating for the students — including scoop seats and bean bag chairs.
Stefanik said flexible seating helps her students have a better learning experience by making them less restless.
“I want kids to be comfortable,” explained Stefanik. “When I’m doing work at home, I don’t sit on a hard chair the whole time — I sit on a couch or on the floor, lay down on my bed or whatever. I want kids to be comfortable where they’re at.”
Stefanik wants to thank One Class at a Time for their continued support and dedication to improving classrooms in the area.
This is the fourth grant she’s received.
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/MTN News