This month, the Student Ambassadors interviewed two teachers who received Great Idea Grants this past year. Leslie Singleton at Cimarron Middle School and Susan Contreas at Russell Dougherty took the time to answer the questions the PR Committee determined as a group.
Interview with Leslie Singleton by Caitlyn Lodhi:
1. How did you hear about EPSF? District Emails
2. How did EPSF impact you and help you towards your goal? My project was to introduce middle school students to the opportunities that vo-tech offers. EPSF made it possible for me to take 15-20 students per month to different vo-techs/colleges around the state.
3. Would you tell your colleagues about EPSF? Absolutely!
4. What would you like from the foundation to do for in the future for you or for your students? Keep supporting teachers/staff and our projects to help kids.
Interview with Susan Contreras by Kaitlyn Luster:
1. How did you hear about EPSF? I have been working with EPSF for many years. The schools are very good at letting teachers know that this grant program is available and we are encouraged to apply.
2. How did EPSF impact you and help you towards your goal? This year we were granted the Breakout Boxes and have used them extensively, teaching all levels (K - 5) about logical thinking and critical thinking. Even our Kindergartners are successfully using their skills to solve the puzzles and "Break Out".
3. Would you tell your colleagues about EPSF? I have encouraged everyone in our building to apply for EPSF grants and to also fund them.
4. What would you like from the foundation to do for in the future for you or for your students? The foundation is very supportive of all of our endeavors. Being able to get funding for things that can increase our students' learning is how EPSF can continue to support us.
April news sneak peek: Students will be interviewing the Teacher and Support Personnel of the Year! They will also announce a date for a Student Ambassador Fundraiser.