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One Class at a Time: Jordyn Strack

Posted at 7:56 AM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 09:56:31-05

CLANCY — This week’s One Class at a Time recipient is Clancy Elementary School resource teacher Jordyn Strack.

Strack is helping students who struggle at paying attention better succeed in school.

Members of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise her at Clancy School with a $250 check.

The money from the grant will be used to purchase flexible seating options for the students that utilize the resource room.

Strack said many of her students struggle with paying attention and seats like wobble chairs can help them harness that extra energy.

“Instead of just sitting in a chair or on the ground, alternate seating gives them a chance to move around while still being able to write,” said Strack. “We do a lot of standing up, but then that’s challenging because it’s standing and moving all over the room. So I’m excited about these wiggle chairs because they’ll be able to move while focusing on their work.”

Strack says she’s thankful for the support and can’t wait to have the new seating options in her classroom for the kids to use.

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.