Aug. 31, 2021 – Congratulations to Stacy Trollinger, first and second grade intervention teacher at Ste. Genevieve Elementary, who was recently chosen as a recipient of a $500 grant from the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation (MRTF) for classroom supplies! The Missouri Retired Teachers Association (MRTA) encompasses 14 regions statewide and over 140 local units. Ste. Genevieve County is located in Region 11, which also includes nine other counties. Congratulations to Ms. Trollinger on receiving these funds to bolster our students’ educational experiences this year!
The district would like to thank the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation for funding the following supplies for our students. Their generous support will go toward building our students’ skills, knowledge and confidence in learning!
Ms. Trollinger applied for, and received, an initial grant from MRTA in 2016 that launched a quality literature program in first grade, in which parents could participate. This time around, Ms. Trollinger’s goal was to expand this successful program to second grade. The grant entails purchasing a collection of take-home books, We Both Read: Take Turns Reading. This set is both visually inviting and developmentally appropriate for the student. This program offers another resource to underdeveloped readers who might not have appropriate reading materials available to them outside of school, and supports families in encouraging struggling readers to read at home. The purpose of her grant is to assist families in helping their child build interest around reading and become better readers. This optional activity also acts as a relationship-building exercise for families and children! Ms. Trollinger has received positive feedback from the families who utilized these books in first grade, and she is excited to expand this offering to the next grade level.
The Missouri Retired Teachers Association (MRTA) is an association of retired educators whose purpose is to promote the professional, social, and economic welfare of all retired school employees. MRTA was organized in December 1960. According to the MRTA website, the association includes nearly 27,000 members.
The Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation was created in 2001 by the Board of Directors of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association as a not-for-profit organization. The Foundation is devoted to raising funds to carry out certain charitable, educational, scientific, and literary purposes of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel (MRTA).
Left to Right: MRTA Local Unit President Terry McDaniel, first and second grade intervention teacher Stacy Trollinger, MRTA Regional Vice President Don Meloy.
Left to Right: Ste. Genevieve Elementary Principal Nanya Gegg, first and second grade intervention teacher Stacy Trollinger, MRTA Regional Vice President Don Meloy, MRTA Local Unit President Terry McDaniel.