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TeacherPreneur Grant Winners
A huge GMA congratulations to one of our wonderful Special Education teachers, Tina Huff, for being the recipient of a $5,000 TeacherPreneur Grant! This grant award program is funded by Great Schools Partnership and administered in partnership with Knox County Schools. It aims to promote KCS teachers as education leaders and creative problem solvers by encouraging them to use the expertise and creativity to improve the learning opportunities provided to KCS students. While the teachers are the recipients of the awards, it is the students who are the true beneficiaries of the program.
Mrs. Huff's grant funds will be used to create "Calm Corners" in every classroom. A Calm Corner is a designated area in the classroom (not necessarily a corner) where a student can go to calm down and reset in order to be ready to learn. The GMA Calm Corners will have a comfy bean bag chair, essential oil diffusers, and manipulatives, such as fidget spinners, among other things. Students will be able to utilize the space when needed in order to regroup, refocus, and center themselves. Way to go Mrs. Huff!