Sara Hansen of Atascocita High School is one of 10 teachers from across the greater Houston metro area selected to receive $2,500 for their projects to help with issues created by the pandemic. Hansen will use the funding to bridge the gap her students now face as they cannot get the practical piece of their education.
“As a health science teacher, hands-on experience for my students is essential to prepare them to be future medical professionals,” said Hansen. “Due to COVID-19 limitations, students who typically spend three class days per week observing/shadowing in various medical clinics and hospitals have not been able to and they’re missing out on vital learning experiences. With this grant, I’ll be able to purchase supplies for more in-class, hands on activities.”
Teachers in Texas were asked to share their innovative teaching ideas in January for an opportunity to be selected for a State Farm Teacher Assist grant. In less than 30 minutes, teachers across the state submitted 200 submissions for the program, demonstrating the need in the state for support. Out of the 200 submissions, 40 were selected.
State Farm is proud to recognize and award each of the 40 Texas teachers a $2,500 grant to create or support their existing classroom projects.