There were 64 Nebraska teachers who received the exciting news from U.S. Cellular that their classroom projects had been funded through the company’s Calling All Teachers campaign.
The wireless carrier worked with philanthropic website DonorsChoose.org to fund $500,000 in creative and impactful classroom projects submitted by public school teachers. Nebraska donations worth $32,639 will benefit 7,364 students throughout the state.
There were five Lincoln-area teachers who had projects funded.
Belmont Elementary School, Lincoln – Heather Harris, $62.45 for There’s No Where To Sit.
Ceresco Elementary School, Ceresco – Laci Pebley, $946.34 for 21st Century Learners Without 21st Century Tools.
Irving Middle School, Lincoln – Mike Robb, $315.43 for Crank Up That Music.
McPhee Elementary School, Lincoln – Melissa Garcia, $625.99 for iPad Mini for Mini Learners.
Park Middle School, Lincoln – Joanne Catlett, $978.72 for Engaged Learning Using Mini iPads.
U.S. Cellular is dedicated to supporting education and the pressing needs of schools. Calling All Teachers is one way the company gives back to local communities.
“Teachers work very hard to make every student’s learning experience meaningful and fun, and U.S. Cellular is proud to support teachers’ efforts,” said Don Cochran, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Nebraska and Iowa. “We are dedicated to Nebraska and excited to contribute to the education of local students through this program.”
Teachers across the country posted classroom projects that covered a variety of topics that included language and literacy, math and science, music and the arts, health and sports and special needs. Some educators asked for novels, bookshelves and calculators, while others requested LCD projectors and digital cameras.
“U.S. Cellular’s continued support of education is helping to make an impact in schools across the nation,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “The company’s donations allow teachers to do more in the classroom, and our children reap the benefits.”
Starting Nov. 4, U.S. Cellular will bring back its Calling All Communities campaign for the fifth year. Schools can rally community support for the chance to win a share of $500,000 to fund what their students need the most. The top 20 schools that garner the most community votes will each win $25,000 to use as they wish to improve their educational experience. Additional information is available at www.uscellular.com.