Submitted by Kay Grindall
The Kennebec Retired Educators Association (KREA) is comprised of retired educators from 60 schools in 31 cities and towns. In an effort to give back to the schools where they spent many years, KREA awards two $150 grants to two educators in Kennebec County for classroom use. The grants will supplement expenses for student-centered, inter-disciplinary projects and may be expended for materials used in the classroom, speakers’ fees, project development expenses, etc.
“Even though we are not actively teaching in the classroom anymore, for many of us retirees that is where our hearts remain long after we leave teaching,” says Phil Gonyar, chairman of the Innovative Classroom Grant Committee, and retired social studies educator from Waterville High School.
Grant description and applications have been disseminated to every principal of all elementary, middle, and high schools. The principals have made them available to the classroom teachers.
Grant applications are to be submitted by October 31, 2016. The winning applicant will be notified by December 1 and will receive the grant money at that time.
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