Brandy Arnett, New Accounts Representative, and Dora Buckles, Direct Deposit/ACH Manager, of Northeast Community Credit Union, presents the Helping Teachers Teach grant check to Tammy Eggleston, teacher at Doe Elementary School in Johnson County.

Eggleston applied for the Helping Teachers Teach grant to purchase a listening center for her classroom. Through the listening center, students will listen to a book as they read along with it. The listening center will be used daily in small group activities and will help enhance the students’ listening skills. The new listening center will also give the students more books to choose from.

“I want the children to want to read,” Eggleston said. “I want to watch the children enjoy reading along while listening to a book of their choice. It will benefit them by seeing and hearing a book, and will enhance their understanding of print, punctuation and fluent reading while improving their listening skills.

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 that are members of Northeast Community Credit Union. Teachers may download the application at the credit union’s website: www.BeMyCU.org.