“kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. they remember what you are.” – jim henson
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My name is Amy Harren and I am the proud mother of four wonderful humans. I am a life-long learner and enjoy spreading my love of gaining knowledge to my middle and high school students. As both a general education and special education teacher, I see both struggles and strengths in all of my students. Regardless of abilities or environment, our youth have the right to a challenging and rewarding education. I recognize trauma and how this influences a child’s abilities; I also recognize the harm of allowing trauma to become a crutch. Teaching a child how to use their ability to persevere through those challenges as a means of conquering future goals, builds confidence. Helping them to understand failures as gifts of knowledge instead of defeat allows them to grow as humans.
How will funding help my students?
Materials for classroom; students in our rural area do not have funding for school supplies. I keep my classroom fully stocked with binders, paper, pencils, calculators, graph paper, and other essential consumables. An additional issue with our area is students not having running water; I supply many student with personal toiletries and changes of clothing. These students are able to shower in our school, wash their dirty clothes and have a clean change of clothes.
I also try to keep shelf stable food in my room. It is amazing to me how many students do not have enough food in their homes to supply their needs during the day.
Number of students who will be impacted: 80
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