Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Donors Choose Grants Awarded to GCS Teachers
Two Greenville County teachers are among 70 educators nationwide who have received funding from DonorsChoose.org and Horace Mann. The “Seventy in 70” giveaway celebrates Horace Mann’s 70 years of helping educators reach their financial goals.
Kaitlyn Campbell, a teacher at Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School, is getting reeds so her students can play their instruments. If a student doesn't have a reed for their clarinet, sax or bassoon then they are unable to play and hear the music. Campbell compares it to writing a book without a pencil.
Also funded was Jessica Tate, an art teacher at Alexander Elementary in Greenville. Her grant will allow her to create a “Rainbow Connection” area in her classroom. She will purchase a large rainbow rug to inspire creativity and give students a comfortable place to collaborate.
The “Seventy in 70” giveaway funded more than 70 DonorsChoose.org projects throughout the nation, a total of $35,000 in donations.
DonorsChoose.org is a website where teachers post requests for classroom supplies or tools, and donors choose to fund specific projects. Since starting its partnership with DonorsChoose.org in 2011, Horace Mann has funded more than $3 million dollars in projects.