Harrison third grade teachers Rosemary Shaffer and Jared Diem were recently presented with $500 by John and Sally Ward, local teacher-representatives of EPIC.
Educators Personal Insurance Center ("EPIC") was formed in 1993 to serve the auto and home insurance needs of Minnesota's education community and is sponsoring 100 mini grants to schools throughout Minnesota.
The purpose of this grant program is to support teachers and administrators in their efforts to provide extra learning and development opportunities for the children of Minnesota. The Wards are excited about the opportunity to award these grants to our local schools and expect more grants will be forthcoming to Brainerd.
The money that has been awarded to Harrison School will be used for funding of their Reading Mastery Program. Forty five students in the second, third and fourth grade at Harrison are involved in the program.
Ms. Shaffer states that she likes the Reading Mastery program because the structure it provides keeps all students focused and involved.
Mr. Diem reports he has seen tremendous results with the Reading Mastery program. The monies will be used to purchase more books for the program.
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