Congratulations Tami Harris of Newport, Oregon!
Tami shared a moving account of the adversity being experienced by the students in her school. Her heartfelt stories touched on the academic, social, and financial challenges that are, in her words, “a sad story, but a reality for many of our students.” Tami wrote:
“Many of our students come from broken homes, homes that have drug use, neglect in many forms, and a lack of appropriate role models… When our students come to school with their spirits low because of what is going on at home and their inability to solve conflicts, they are not ready to learn… When students know how to solve their problems, they will feel safer, and are at a calmer place in their hearts so they can learn.”
“It is my goal this year, not to have any suspensions, which would greatly increase the academic learning at Sam Case and make the overall climate more positive. I know that having the Kelso’s Choice Curriculum would help us meet this goal.”
We here at Kelso’s Choice are committed to helping educators like Tami help their students succeed, and are honored to have Kelso’s Choice as part of their curriculum. Congratulations Tami, your school will receive a brand new Kelso’s Choice Conflict Management Curriculum Kit that will hopefully be an effective resource for your students.
For all the educators out there that are looking for an effective, easy-to-implement conflict management tool to reduce tattling and bullying, we urge you to apply for the Kelso Grant. We will be awarding one kit at the beginning of every month. Apply by sharing your story of your school’s financial need and how your students can benefit from a Kelso’s Choice kit. Make a post on our Facebook page or send an email to email@example.com.
Grant recipients are open to all educators within the US and will be chosen by financial and student need by the Kelso Grant Committee. For more information, click here.
Good luck, and once again congratulations Val!