Five Livingston Parish teachers receive grants for student-focused service projects


Five Livingston Parish teachers received the Deborah Rochelle Teacher Grant to fund at-school projects that provide direct service to students.

The grant program was created in 1991 to enhance education by funding school site personnel for instructional, researched-based projects that provide service to students.

Applicants for the grant were required to discuss how they would implement their projects and how the projects would support students in meeting goals and objectives.

D’anna Macaluso of Juban Parc Elementary School received $4,994 for her project, “Prevent a Gap with the Lap.” Her coworker, Carrie Young, received $5,000 for her proposal, “Developing 21st Century Skills.”

Leah Davis, who teaches at Southside Elementary School, earned $4,843 for her project, “Using Technology for Academic Success.”

North Corbin Junior High School teacher Rebekah O’Neal received $5,000 for her project, “Blending Learning in the Classroom.”

Michelle Crochet from Live Oak Middle School also earned $5,000 for her project, “Design. Build. Experiment. Repeat.”

Superintendent Joe Murphy said he’s looking forward to seeing the positive impacts of these teachers’ efforts this school year.

“We are so proud of these teachers for taking the initiative to apply for these grants and to develop projects that are research-based and focused on improving our students’ academic performance,” Murphy said. “Their rewarded efforts are just a great example of the lengths and depths our teachers go to advance learning in our classrooms.”

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