Alpha Delta Kappa awards mini-grant to Shoreline resident

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Seattle Schools have no money for durable goods
Each year Alpha Delta Kappa of Washington awards mini-grants to teachers for projects that promote educational excellence.

Dorothy (Tiia) Jones, a Shoreline resident who teaches kindergarten in Seattle at Bailey Gatzert School, received a $600 mini-grant for listening centers in her Kindergarten classroom.

Bailey Gatzert loops teachers for two years, so Tiia will also teach the students in first grade. 

Currently, Seattle Public Schools have no money for durable goods in their budget.

Tiia often spends her own money; but, she says, “It’s hard to keep doing that over and over.”

Tiia said, “The process {of applying for the grant} was not difficult, and I would do it again because there are so many things needed for the children that can’t be provided with what we are given.” Tiia is member of the local Alpha Delta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa.

Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding. This grant achieves two of Alpha Delta Kappa's main goals: recognizing outstanding women educators and promoting high standards of education. The Alpha Delta chapter was established in Shoreline in 1963.

--Mary Jo Heller


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