Jennifer Banks latest Helping Teachers Teach winner

Jennifer Banks, social studies teacher for Elizabethton High School, is the latest Northeast Community Credit Union Helping Teachers Teach grant winner.


Banks applied for the Helping Teachers Teach to help purchase a year-long subscription to BreakOut Edu, high-quality digital escape rooms aligned with history and social studies topics. The program includes hands-on materials and allows educators to create their own escape rooms in the system.


“Students will work collaboratively on BreakOut and that requires critical thinking and reading skills,” Banks said. “They are extremely motivated by the format, which I can tailor to their specific content-based course of study.”


Northeast Community Credit Union awards $300 every month to a classroom to be utilized for classroom needs, classroom activities, and academic enrichment.  Helping Teachers Teach is open to teachers within Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, Sullivan and Washington counties who are members of Northeast Community Credit Union. Area teachers may become members online or at any NCCU location and can download the grant application on the credit union’s website:  www.BeMyCU.org.