One Class At A Time: Brenna Stefanik

Posted at 12:12 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 14:24:01-05

This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is Jim Darcy Elementary School teacher Brenna Stefanik.

Stefanik is helping her students have a more comfortable learning experience in her small classroom.

David Hemmer and Becca Biegel of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise Stefanik in her classroom with a $250 check.

The money from the grant will be used to purchase alternative seating for the students — including scoop seats and bean bag chairs.

Stefanik said flexible seating helps her students have a better learning experience by making them less restless.

“I want kids to be comfortable,” explained Stefanik. “When I’m doing work at home, I don’t sit on a hard chair the whole time — I sit on a couch or on the floor, lay down on my bed or whatever. I want kids to be comfortable where they’re at.”

Stefanik wants to thank One Class at a Time for their continued support and dedication to improving classrooms in the area.

This is the fourth grant she’s received.

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.

For more information about One Class at a Time, including how to apply, visit here.

-Reported by John Riley/MTN News