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Four GAPS educators win awards from Northwest Community Credit Union

Posted on: February 19, 2017

Northwest Community Credit Union recently visited the following Albany District schools to present four GAPS teachers with 2016 Project Community awards:

The following statement was released by the credit union to announce the selection of these outstanding educators:

We are proud of these winning teachers, and very much enjoyed the opportunity to visit on site and surprise teachers and classes in person. The entire process, from review of nominations, selection, and surprise presentation was rewarding for our staff, and gave them an added insight into the needs and challenges of public education today.

Albany’s district educators were among recipients of Northwest Community Credit Union’s annual educational program awards presentations completed in January, providing 67 Oregon educators funding support for project needs submitted in 2016. Winners from 48 schools and non-profits in 14 Oregon communities were selected with awards funding totaling $61,000.

Albany’s District 8J educators selected for project awards from the credit union are:

Calapooia Middle School science teacher Jennifer Hill is using her Project Community  funding to purchase LEGO sets for the Robotics club.

Teacher Jane Bauserman (pictured above), Liberty Elementary School, is creating a listening center for her kindergarten class to use during reading time.

Sunrise Elementary School’s Shawna Mole is jump starting STEM learning by buying materials to add to her kindergarten class’ Exploration Station.

Tangent Elementary School teacher Jeanie Mowery received materials to allow her students to access the classroom’s audio book collection.