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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ms. Kaminski and Ms. Geiss are instructional coaches at Morris Grade School in Illinois who believe “Students need a constant reminder on being kind and giving back to others. By teaching students service and giving, hopefully it will help make the world a better place.” 

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Ms. D'Antonio is the Coordinator of Partnership & Internship Programs and Ms. Robbins is a teacher at the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) in Georgia.  “Our students are extremely motivated and high achieving,” said D’Antonio. “...Read more

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Ms. Garrison is a 8th grade teacher at Shelbyville Middle School in Indiana. “I value service-learning because it is great to teach students the importance of giving back to their community,” said Garrison. “It also helps students feel good about themselves. They feel like a...Read more

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Mrs. Stewart is an elementary teacher at Mount Comfort Elementary in Indiana. “Service and philanthropy are important to my students in order for them to better understand the world they live in today,” explained Stewart. “Many of them had not had the experience of volunteering or contributing...Read more

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Ms. Peters is an elementary teacher at Thomas A. Edison Elementary in Michigan. “Children who get a chance to be exposed to other people's challenges and unfortunate situations gain a broader sense of the world and a stronger sense of empathy,” said Peters. “Teaching philanthropy helps...Read more

Friday, May 3, 2019

Ms. Hightower is a high school teacher from Cedarville, Arkansas. “I value teaching service and philanthropy because I think is important for students to understand and value the needs of others,” she said. “It is also important that my students understand that they can have a positive impact on...Read more

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Ms. Biggerstaff is a 4th grade teacher at Harrison Elementary School in Indiana.  “I feel that at this age and within this generation we see a decline in empathy and compassion,” said Ms. Biggerstaff. “I want to bring the needs of others to the attention of my

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Ms. Douglas is an upper school counselor and learning specialist and Mr. Dunster is head of the upper school at Lausanne Collegiate School in Tennessee. Both see great value in teaching philanthropy and service to their students.

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