Spokane's local not-for-profit credit union, founded by educators, is giving back to its roots. This month STCU is helping out four lucky teachers and their classes.
According to the National School Supply and Equipment Association, many teachers spend their own money to equip public-school classrooms.
STCU awarded four $500 classroom grants to local certified teachers whose names were selected at random from more than 2,000 entries. According to STCU, the money can be spent on anything the teacher believes will enhance students’ classroom experience, whether a basic need or something special.
The four winners were Marcii Barkley, a second-grade teacher at John Brown Elementary School in Rathdrum, Amanda Mortensen, who teaches 7th and 8th grade math at Evergreen Middle School, Julie Dodge, a special-education teacher at East Valley High School and Brian Hutchinson, a science teacher at St. George’s School.