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Houston and Loudermelk receive ASU Public School Partnership mini-grants

Two Taylorsville Elementary teachers received grant allocations for the Appalachian State University Public School Partnership mini-grants.

Heather Houston received funding for her project titled:  Oh the Places We Can go with Reading and Writing in the amount of $993.25. The project will provide students with materials that promote reading and writing while collaborating with a virtual community.

Shana Loudermelk received funding for her project titled:  Opening Doors for Special Learners in the amount of $889. This project will create an outdoor learning space in an already fenced-in, outdoor school campus area. This space will also serve as a sensory break from the confinement of the typical classroom. 

Appalachian State University Public School Partnership awards mini-grants twice a year to build relationships between Appalachian State faculty members by engaging in collaborative projects that are connected to internships, student teaching, professional development of teachers, and/or student learning (P12 and preservice teachers). The funding is not intended to take the place of current money but should be used to expand or refine existing efforts or begin new initiatives.