STEVENSVILLE – Stevensville Elementary teacher Mara Johnson is the winner of a One Class at a Time grant sponsored by Republic Services and KPAX-TV.
Johnson will use her $250 award to purchase art supplies for her classroom. She is in the process of creating an art center for her students.
Johnson says more supplies will give her students more hands-on opportunities through play-based learning. Her parents are very helpful, as they provide art supplies from home, but she says this money will greatly enhance what they have.
“I want my students to recognize that art is important, really essential part of their creative expression, but also recognize their role and opportunities and responsibilities as a student, so art is a critical part of their day.”