The Missouri Retired Teachers Association (MRTA) recently presented grants totaling $2,000 to four educators to use for programs benefiting Pattonville students.
The following teachers were selected to receive $500 grants from the organization:
- Jenni Gruendler, teacher at the Pattonville Early Childhood Center, who used grant funds to purchase materials that children can use to explore on a light table, including a sensory tray (for play dough, slime, paint, etc.), letters, numbers and different builders;
- Heather Koepke, a Special School District resource teacher at Drummond Elementary School, who used grant funds to purchase writing centers, prompts, manipulatives and binders to be used in conjunction with a research-based writing program she uses in her classes;
- Lisa Stahlhut, first-grade teacher at Rose Acres Elementary School, who used grant funds to purchase alternative seating for her student desks; and
- Kendra Worsham, counselor at Parkwood Elementary School, who is using grant funds to provide books and materials for a program for intermediate girls that teaches important social skills and how to maintain healthy relationships with friends.
Retired Holman Middle School principal Dr. John Pohl, president of the MRTA, presented the
grants to the teachers.
Jenni Gruendler accepting her grant.
Heather Koepke accepting her grant.
Lisa Stahlhut accepting her grant.
Kendra Worsham accepting her grant.