Melinda Hill, second grade teacher at Keenburg Elementary, is the latest Northeast Community Credit
Union Helping Teachers Teach grant winner.
Hill applied for the Helping Teachers Teach to purchase new, appropriate child-sized seating for her classroom.
“The current seating is various sizes, and with some issues,” Hill said. “Chairs are an extremely hard, thick plastic that does not allow for comfortable seating. The new chairs will allow the students to sit properly using good posture, and this will aid in learning because they will be comfortable. The chairs should last for many years, allowing many students to benefit.”
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.