The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual breakfast to present their 2016 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: From Armstrong School: Karin Puffer and Sue Dzindolet for “BEAMZ: A means of inclusive and interactive music making”, and Kristen Forsythe for “Wiggle While You Work: Sensory tools for improving behavior and concentration”, From Mill Pond School: Andrea Ehrenreich for “Sing, Dance and Play the Ukelele”, and Jessica Matthews for “Boomwhacker and Beyond: A unique multi-sensory approach to music with musical tubes.”
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.