(HELENA) This week’s One Class at a Time recipient is Sarah Dramstad of Rossiter Elementary School.
Dramstad is working toward making sure every student has their own instrument during class.
Jana Garza and David Peretto of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise Dramstad in her classroom with a $250 check.
The money from the grant will be used to buy a new glockenspiel and a set of adaptive mallets to help meet the needs of students with disabilities.
Dramstad said she is slowly but surely increasing the number of introductory instruments in her class room which is key to help foster learning.
“If everyone has their own instrument they get to participate the entire time,” said Dramstad, “If they have to share, one person is learning while the other person is watching and there’s value in that. But if everyone can do it at the same time we cut the instruction time in half.”
Dramstad added that One Class at a Time grants have had a huge impact in the school and she thankful for the continued support.
For more than a decade, First Interstate Bank and MTN have partnered for the One Class at a Time grant. The mission of the grant is to foster educational opportunities for local teachers and students.
A panel of retired teachers and school officials select the grant recipients from a pool of submitted applications.
- Reported by John Riley