Thursday, November 1, 2007

Liberty School District Foundation Honoring Our Own

The Liberty School District is very fortunate to have an organization that helps teachers obtain the extra resources they need to bring extra projects to life - The Liberty School District Foundation. Each year teachers can apply for grants for classroom projects funded by the foundation - Learning Enrichment Grants. The foundation also hosts the student H.O.P.E. (Honoring Outstanding Personal Effort) Awards and an evening program entitled Honoring Our Own which recognizes Liberty Public School Alumni who have been successful in their profession. For the past two years the Foundation has also recognized the Liberty School District Teacher of the Year in addition to the accomplished alumni.

This year's honorees included Brigadier General Jack Capps, Dr. Vicki Johnson, Captain Jacqueline Rychnovsky and Juarenne Hester. It was an honor to be recognized with these outstanding individuals.

I was also very surprised to learn that I am the recipient of a Major Saver classroom grant worth $1,000. I plan to use this funding to implement a family oral history project with my students in the spring of 2008.

Thanks to the Liberty School District Foundation and Major Saver for an amazing evening.

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