Nick Colbaugh latest HTT winner

Nick Colbaugh, 4th through 6th grade teacher for Carter County Online Academy, is the latest Northeast Community Credit Union Helping Teachers Teach grant winner.


Colbaugh applied for the Helping Teachers Teach to help purchase headphones for students and help with remote learning projects. Carter County Online Academy is an online/remote learning option for Carter County students in 4th through 12th grade.


“With headphones our students can zone out background noise during Google Meets and everyday learning activities,” Colbaugh said. “Also, remote learning opportunities help get our virtual students out into the real world where they can communicate face-to-face with classmates and teachers. Furthermore, it gives students hands-on experience with standards that have been taught throughout the year.”


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.