Westerly Community Credit Union recently awarded 17 WCCU Teacher Grant Awards, totaling just over $7,500, for the 2018/19 school year. Grants were awarded to local teachers or staff from the Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett, South Kingstown, Stonington, and Westerly school districts. Westerly grant recipients are Angela Nobile, from Tower Street School Community Center's "Tower St Growing System;" Lynn Moody from Springbrook Elementary School for her "Market Math;" John H. Hall and Michael Reyes from Westerly Middle School for "Science Olympiad;" Theresa Watson from Dunn’s Corners School for "A Study of Community;" and Deborah Wright from Springbrook Elementary School for "Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Field Trip."
"This year was very competitive," said Steve White, WCCU President and CEO. "We received over 28 outstanding applications, which represent the many exemplary teachers, administrators and staff members in our neighboring school communities."
"We are so please to help fund these innovative programs and look forward to continuing to support future projects through our Teacher Grant program," he added.
Westerly Community Credit Union’s Teacher Grant Program awarded grants in values up to $500. WCCU awards their grants annually to support creative and experiential educational projects or programs in the area’s school districts. Special consideration will be given to innovative projects that strengthen the relationship between our schools and the community at large, and to projects that support student excellence. All applications will be judged on the following criteria: Educational Focus, Promotion of Skills/Excellence, Creativity/Innovation, Community Connection, and Goal Clarity/Attainability.