Greater Iowa recently presented a $1,000 check to Pam Nichols, a fifth-grade teacher at Lakewood Elementary in Norwalk.
Nichols will use the money to purchase a green screen, camera and accompanying software.
“Receiving the ProjectClassroom grant from the Greater Iowa Credit Union gives us the financial backing needed to create a room that will teach our students about media relations,” Nichols said. “Not only will we be able to purchase a green screen, but we will be able to purchase the software necessary to push our students to become 21st Century learners.”
ProjectClassroom is a special grant program for K-5 teachers to purchase items they may not otherwise be able to afford. Nominations were accepted between June and September 1, and consisted of an essay of no more than 500 words. The five winners were chosen by special selection committees from each of Greater Iowa’s branch communities. Nominations were accepted from teachers, parents and any other member of the community.
Pictured are (from left) Greater Iowa Business Development Specialist Morgan Voga, Lakewood Elementary fifth grade teacher Pam Nichols and Michael Adams, Greater Iowa Credit Union vice president for marketing and public relations.