Seth Miller, Data Operations Manager, of Northeast Community Credit Union, presents the Helping Teachers Teach grant check to Tyler Chambers, Chemistry and Physics teacher at Cloudland High School.
Chambers applied for the Helping Teachers Teach grant to purchase hot plates for his classrooms to use in experiments. The hot plates will replace Bunsen burners, which use live flames and are rarely used in classroom settings now.
“This will enhance the students’ learning experiences,” Chambers said. “They’ll be using lab equipment that is more efficient and what students will use in college.”
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 at any NCCU location and can download the grant application on the credit union’s website: www.BeMyCU.org.