10 Ascension Parish teachers win educational grant from EATEL

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GONZALES, La (BRPROUD) – Ten Ascension Parish teachers have been awarded grants to fund creative classroom-based programs for students.

“These grants are amazing examples of teachers creating unique and powerful opportunities to encourage and engage students,” CEO of REV Broadband Josh Descant said.

EATEL’s annual grant program “Reach-a-Kid, Teach-a-Kid” encouraged Ascension Parish teachers to think big and submit grant narratives and ideas online. The teachers applying for the grants were asked to share ideas to create educational opportunities that could be offered during the spring semester.

Pictured (top row): Melanie Guillory, Spanish Lake Primary School; Natalie Straight, Marketing director – EATEL; Abby Jones, Lowery Middle School; (second row): Melinda McCleskey, Galvez Primary School; Jennifer Dixon, Bluff Middle School; Amanda Martinez, Lake Elementary; (third row): Carla Babin, Gonzales Middle School; Brinsley Nunez, East Ascension High School; Michelin Bertin, Prairieville Middle School; (fourth row): Megan Archer, Production manager – EATEL; Rachel McDowell, Central Middle School; Jeremy Theriot, Community Relations and Business Development director – EATEL; Monika Arnold, Community Relations and Business Development manager – EATEL. Photos courtesy of Eatel and Ascension Parish Schools.

“We are grateful for our outstanding teachers who continually strive to enhance student learning and community partners like EATEL who make classroom innovations possible,” Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander said. “Ascension Parish is the ultimate beneficiary of these teacher grant programs.”

More than 500 students across ten classrooms will benefit from the grants. Each grant is $500.

Photo courtesy of Eatel and Ascension Parish Schools.

“These educators are exceptional at thinking up interesting and new ways to interact with their students,” Community Relations and Business Development manager Monika Arnold said.

“The learning innovations revealed within these teachers’ grant applications were all inspiring and are a reassurance that our young scholars are in excellent hands,” Descant said.

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