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Missouri Retired Teacher Foundation Grants Awarded

October 30, 2020

MRTF CLASSROOM GRANTS AWARD TO AREA TEACHERS

Several members from the Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel (LCARSP) unit helped Missouri Retired Teachers Association (MRTA) Region 13 Vice President Sherry Brandes award four Missouri Retired Teacher Foundation (MRTF) Classroom Grants to Lincoln County teachers this month.  Each MRTF grant was $500. Region 13 includes Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles, and Warren Counties. This year four educators in Lincoln County and four in St. Charles were awarded grants.

Elizabeth Utterback, Agricultural Education instructor at Troy Buchanan High School, used her grant to purchase a license to create on-line record books for all agriculture students at TBHS.

Stephanie Harris, First Grade Teacher at Main Street Elementary School in Troy, used her grant to purchase Good Morning Tubs, an alternative for morning work that emphasizes STEM skills.

Melissa Skibinski, Third Grade Teacher at Main Street Elementary School in Troy, used her grant funds to purchase items for a Calming Box. These include weighted blankets and fidget busters to aid students who need help focusing.