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:
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”