Farmington Schools teachers get classroom makeovers

For the third consecutive year, The Shepard Insurance Agency – a Meemic Insurance Company recently offered Farmington Public Schools’ (FPS) teachers the opportunity to apply for $300 grants for classroom makeovers.

These winners were surprised over the past two weeks by Linda Wozniak, a representative from Shepard Insurance Agency, their school principals, and Diane Bauman, Director of School/Community Relations:

Forest Elementary classroom makeover award
Steve Vercellino and Linda Wozniak presented Linda Ulrich with her award. (Farmington Public Schools)

Linda Ulrich – Forest Elementary School “Our building has limited display systems for hanging student work, especially art work. Students love to see their art work displayed. It encourages them to work toward a quality product. Most importantly, they experience a sense of pride when they can share their accomplishments with others.”

Farmington High classroom makeover
Tom Shelton and Linda Wozniak presented Jessica Jones with her award. (Farmington Public Schools)

Jessica Jones – Farmington High School “I can’t wait to brighten up my classroom with comfortable and inviting bean bags and chairs for my students. I am also going to buy fun, colorful pens, pencils, erasers, paper clips, paper, folders, and notebooks.”

Lanigan Elementary classroom makeover
Greg Smith and Linda Wozniak presented Deborah Mead with her award. (Farmington Public Schools)

Deborah Mead – Lanigan Elementary School “I am excited to purchase bean bags and pillows to provide a comfortable spot for independent reading. I would also like to establish a safe spot for children that need a place to cool down or refocus.”

Farmington Community School classroom makeover
Kirsten Cicchella and Linda Wozniak presented Pamela Carter with her award. (Farmington Public Schools)

Pamela Carter – Farmington Community School “I look forward to expanding our living science area. This would include the purchase of a small animal and suitable living quarters. We will purchase some plants along with plant growing supplies and we would purchase a heat lamp and egg incubator for hatching eggs in the spring.”


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