Several members from the Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel unit helped Missouri Retired Teachers Association Region 13 Vice President Sherry Brandes award four Missouri Retired Teacher Foundation Grants to Lincoln County
teachers this month.
On October 21, the group met with Elizabeth Utterback, Agriculture Education instructor at Troy Buchanan High School in Troy. She used her $500 grant to purchase a license to create on-line record books for all agriculture students at TBHS.
Pictured l-r: Linda McGlothlin, LCARSP President; Elizabeth Utterback; Sherry Brandes, Region 13 Vice President, Margaret Smith, MRTF Board Member.
The group traveled across town to award another grant to Stephanie Harris, First Grade Teacher at Main Street Elementary School in Troy. She used the grant to purchase Good Morning Tubs, an alternative for morning work that emphasizes STEM skills.
Pictured l-r: Sherry Brandes; Linda McGlothlin; Megan Sanford, Main Street Elementary Principal; Stephanie Harris, Sierra Johnson, Main Street Elementary Assistant Principal; Margaret Smith.
October 28, representatives of LCARSP and MRTA presented two more MRTF Grants to teachers in Lincoln County. Sheri Hoff, Winfield Middle School English Language Arts teacher has used her funds to purchase tall tables and stools for those students who work better standing. She said her students were thrilled to work at these stations when they were able to return to class earlier this month.
Pictured l-r: Sherry Brandes, Region 13 Vice President; Sheri Hoff; LCARSP President
The group awarded the last $500 Missouri Retired Teacher Foundation Grant to Melissa Skibinski, Third Grade Teacher at Main Street Elementary School in Troy (Lincoln County R-III). She used the grant funds to purchase items for a Calming Box. These include weighted blankets and fidget busters to aid students who
need help focusing.
Pictured l-r: Linda McGlothlin; Brianna Knorr, Third Grade Teacher; Melissa Skibinski; Sherry Brandes
Of the eight grants awarded in Region 13 (Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties), Lincoln County Schools received four! Congratulations to all of these winners! We appreciate your dedication to your students!