Military Mom/Teacher Who is Making A Difference in the Classroom
When I heard what Terry Dougherty was working on I stopped what I was doing to listen. She is a military spouse of thirty years and a third grade school teacher in Galloway, NJ. She offers a free military child tutoring program for her students. Many arrive at her school district below grade level or just worn out from so many transfers. She could relate since her own children went through the same experience. One thing that struck me when I watched her VIDEO was the comment that "military children are making sacrifices for our country too."
Terry shares, "The children inspire me everyday and I want to continue working with them and their families."
"Recently, I was nominated by my local Rotary in the nationwide teacher contest: The Great American Teach Off. I was shocked to find that I am one of the eight finalists for my work with military children and was voted through to round 2 this week. The winning teacher receives a $10,000 classroom grant. My goal is to create a mobile technology lab for the children to communicate with their deployed parents. And, it will also address Science and Math technology as well as literacy skills."
I know there are many deserving and heroic teachers.
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