LSCEF awards $4,700 in teacher grants (Hometown Press article)

posted May 20, 2018, 8:12 PM by   [ updated May 20, 2018, 8:12 PM ]

For the fifth consecutive year, Lynnville-Sully teachers were awarded grants totaling just over $4,700 thanks to the Lynnville-Sully Community Education Foundation (LSCEF) and area business partners during professional development meetings on Thursday, May 10.

LSCEF Director Kyra Smith awarded seven teacher grants that will go to a wide range of causes including online textbooks and resources, books, and games. According to Smith, this year’s grant money was provided by Grinnell Mutual Foundation and the Lynnville, Killduff, and Searsboro Telephone Companies. The LSCEF has awarded nearly $25,000 in teacher grants since 2014.

All L-S teachers are eligible and encouraged to apply for the grants which are aimed “to help supplement education in the classroom, beyond what the district budget can do,” said Smith. Applications are approved by the superintendent and principal, and LSCEF board members review the applications and award the grant money.

Recipients of the 2018 LSCEF teacher grants: Gelene Evans, family and consumer science; Colleen Taylor, K-8 TAG/reading; Jill Philby, kindergarten; Lisa Martin, second grade; Melanie Sharp, middle school language arts; Joel Harthoorn, middle school science; Mike Parkinson, high school social studies; and Shane Ehresman, superintendent and LSCEF board member.