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One Class At A Time: Rachel Ueland

Posted at 3:43 PM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 17:43:26-04

This week’s One Class at a Time recipient is Speech Language Pathologist Rachel Ueland of Hawthorne Elementary School.

Ueland is working to ensure the students at her school can overcome any speech difficulties they may have while still having fun in the process.

Randy Hoag of First Interstate Bank was joined by KXLH to surprise Ueland in her office at Hawthorne with a $250 check.

The money from the grant will be used to buy speech and language games which help the students learn important social skills through engaging activities.

“I do have some games, but they’re fairly old and some are broken. And there’s also speech games out there to target direct skills so I would like to get some of those to work with students,” said Ueland.

Ueland said a vital part of the student’s success is keeping them engaged and wanting to learn and improve their abilities.

This is Ueland’s first time receiving a One Class at a Time grant and her first year teaching in the Helena School District.

Ueland added she’s very thankful to receive this support and wants to thank First Interstate and KXLH for providing this opportunity.

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.