MISSOULA – Our One Class at a Time grant winner this week is Petrea Parkey, and she plans to use the money from Republic Services and KPAX TV to purchase headsets for class next year.
She will be transitioning from C.S. Porter Middle School to Paxson Middle School as a 4th grade teacher. Parkey says having a classroom set of durable and quality headphones is an important part of stepping up technology for her students. The headphones incorporate and enhance both speaking and listening components for her students.
Republic Services Marketing Manager Chad Bauer and KPAX-TV General Manager Bob Hermes presented Parkey with a $250 check.
“The students need to be able to listen to learn how to gather information from text that is delivered orally to those students, and to have a headset that will block out noise and let the kids focus on what they’re hearing is really important and vital,” Parkey said.