Courtney Taylor, Response to Intervention (RTI) Coordinator at Hunter Elementary, is the latest Northeast Community Credit Union Helping Teachers Teach grant winner.
Taylor applied for the grant to purchase materials and programs to enhance students’ reading skills – specifically students showing signs of dyslexia and students that speak a language other than English.
“Struggling readers are often very hesitant to participate in reading activities,” Taylor said. “Many of my students are already frustrated with their reading abilities. The resources I have found are used in game-like situations, so students feel like they are playing, even though they are learning at the same time. I would love for them to increase their reading levels while playing fun learning-based games.”
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.