Legacy teachers receive grants for innovation projects

The Grants for Teacher Needs program, newly developed by the parent association at Legacy Christian Academy, a private school serving students in pre-K-12th grade, made it possible to grant funding for teachers’ innovative projects not covered by the school’s budget, including a wireless weather station that will provide accurate weather details for the surrounding Andover community via wunderground.com.

“Being passionate about supporting teacher initiative in the classroom, I’ve been excited to partner with the Legacy Parent Association to develop the Grants for Teacher Needs program,” said Joel Nydam, Legacy Christian Academy Principal. “I am confident that the grants awarded will enhance the student experience at Legacy and spark more ideas from our dedicated staff in the future.”

The Legacy Christian Academy Parent Association awarded seven teachers $2,050 in grants as part of a new program to encourage enthusiasm in education. Pictured left to right: Carla Albinson, Katie Lenius, Lynda Domino, Ben McGowan, Todd Manske, Kristin Zelin, and Jill Coolbroth. Submitted photo

The Legacy Christian Academy Parent Association awarded seven teachers $2,050 in grants as part of a new program to encourage enthusiasm in education. Pictured left to right: Carla Albinson, Katie Lenius, Lynda Domino, Ben McGowan, Todd Manske, Kristin Zelin, and Jill Coolbroth. Submitted photo

Other winning projects include an outdoor adventure obstacle, “listen to reading” electronics and a dramatic-play loft for the pre-kindergarten classroom. Members of the Legacy Christian Academy band led a parade of parents and staff through the halls to announce the grant recipients.

“We’re truly blessed to partner with teachers and staff to enrich the lives of our children through technology, creativity, and innovation,” said Lisa Domeyer, President of the Legacy Parent Association. “Grants For Teacher Needs encourages an atmosphere of enthusiasm in education.”

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