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  • HD teacher receives classroom grant

  • The Missouri Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel is an association of retired educators whose purpose is to promote the professional, social, and economic welfare of all retired school employees while continuing to support the teacher currently in the classroom.
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  • The Missouri Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel is an association of retired educators whose purpose is to promote the professional, social, and economic welfare of all retired school employees while continuing to support the teacher currently in the classroom. Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation is a tax-exempt organization for raising funds to carry out certain charitable, educational, scientific, and literary purposes of the MRTA.
    The Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation awarded three classroom grants to each of its fourteen regions to teachers currently in the classroom. Each recipient received $500, and the total in monies awarded to Missouri teachers this year was $21,000.
    The final judging for the grant was made by the grant selection committee for Region 7 of Missouri Retired Teachers Association. Each committee member was a retired teacher, and the committee selected three recipients to receive grants for 2013.
    Angela Biggers, pre-school teacher for Hurricane Deck Elementary School of Camdenton R-III School District was chosen as one of the recipients of the Region 7 Missouri Retired Teacher Foundation classroom grant.
    On Dec.19, Biggers, with her students, classroom aide, administrator, and MRTA representatives on hand to watch her, received the news that she had won one of the Region 7 grants, and was the recipient of a $500 check and a congratulatory letter from the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation.
    Region 7 Missouri Retired Teachers Association Vice-President, Georgia A. White, congratulated Biggers for her grant, entitled "Technology for Tiny Tots", in which she plans to purchase an i-Pad and some applications for use with her students enrolled in her pre-school program. Since some of these students are special needs and this grant would provide a more portable system for their visual schedules, as well as making each subject area, location, or situation they are in a learning situation for all of her pre-school students.
    Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation together with the Missouri Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel, as well as MRTA Board Member and Region 7 Vice-President, Georgia White, congratulate Angela Biggers of Hurricane Deck Elementary School of Camdenton R-III School District on receiving one of this year's prestigious MRTF grants.
    Biggers was also commended by her administrator, Principal Christina Glodt, for her work in compiling the information for making the grant application, for receiving the grant, and for what it could do for the students in her classroom with the grant.

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