This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is Bryant Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Jesika Fisher.
Fisher is helping her students by integrating more STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) projects in their daily lessons.
Members of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise Fisher with a $250 check.
The money from the grant will be used to create STEM projects and activities for the classroom to compliment the School’s online tool called Mystery Science .
Fisher said the grant came at a perfect time as she ran out of supplies and was forced to purchase materials with her own money.
“This is just a super big blessing for our class, said Fisher. “It came at a perfect time for us to be able to just do more and finish the year strong and just make the kids excited as they transition into middle school next year.”
Fisher added her students’ learning is greatly increased when they have hands-on experiences to engage in.
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