By Tom Murphy
AOH Division 1, in Wheeling, WV, recently awarded Jen Carter of St. Michael Parish School in Wheeling $500 to contribute to the continuing education of her students. Jen’s goal was to purchase various educational materials that could be used on a daily basis in her classroom to enlist active learning strategies to address the learning needs of the whole student. She was able to do this.
Today’s students need to have educational experiences that address the social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive levels. Jen was able to purchase hands-on project-based materials to assist in real life math scenarios, interactive project-based activities rooted in the Catholic faith, art supplies and other items to improve the learning environment in the classroom. Jen stated that, “I cannot thank the AOH enough for what you have allowed me to bring to my students this year. Our community is blessed to have this organization. Thank you so much for all you have done for us!”