The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual breakfast to present their 2017 Mini-Grants for Educators, a program designed to recognize teachers who are holding the fabric of our public schools together. The funding for the Mini-Grant Program comes from the generous support of private individuals, businesses and corporations in our communities.
This year’s Westborough recipients included: Elementary Music Teachers: Jess Matthews, Pam Yanco and Karin Puffer for “Dancing in the Moonlight: Shadow Play in the Elementary Music Classroom!”, from Mill Pond School: Jacqueline Vandesteen and Samantha Oliveri for “LEGO-Based Therapy”, and from Mill Pond School: Andrea Ehrenreich for “Getting in the Groove.”
The Mini Grants Program provides grants of up to $400 each on a competitive basis for special and worthy projects that benefit students from kindergarten to grade 12. This program is designed to support the development of innovative teaching ideas and increase student motivation and enthusiasm by providing funds for instructional experimentation and enrichment activities.