Wendy Lyons, seventh and eighth grade science teacher at Hunter Elementary, is the latest Northeast Community Credit Union Helping Teacher’s Teach grant winner.

Lyons plans use to the Helping Teacher’s Teach grant to purchase a VEX Robotics program for Hunter Elementary students and to start a competition robotics team.

“This project introduces and enhances STEM basics for students in 7th and 8th grade,” Lyons said. “It teaches scientific approaches to the engineering design model while incorporating technology and math in complex problem-solving 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 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.