Amanda Almany, MRTA Grant Recipient

Amanda Almany, MRTA Grant Recipient
Posted on 08/22/2019
Amanda Almany and MRTA

Amand Almany, Rolla Middle School, Awarded Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation Grant 

The Missouri Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel is an association of retired educators whose purpose is to promote the professional, social, and economic welfare of all retired school employees while continuing to support the teacher currently in the classroom. Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation is a tax-exempt organization for raising funds to carry out certain charitable, education, scientific, and literary purposes of the MRTA. This year MRTF is giving seven $500 classroom grants in each of its fourteen regions of the state totaling 98 grants, expending $49,000 for current teachers in the classroom.

Amanda Almany, a teacher in the Rolla Middle School, wrote a grant entitled “Enhancing Classroom Listening Skills” for the entire fifth grade program to have access to their own tub of headphones for increasing listening skills . This grant was chosen as one of the seven recipients (out of 52 applications) for a $500 classroom grand from Region 7 MRTA.

On August 21, 2019, Amanda Almany, RMS Principal Dr. Monica Davis, and several guests were on hand at the Rolla Middle School for the presentation of the certified check for $500, a large replica check, and a congratulatory letter from Missouri Retired Teacher Association Executive Director Jim Kreider, and RMTF President Karen Miller.

Region 7 Missouri Retired Teacher Association Vice President Georgia White and Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation President, Karen Miller congratulated Ms. Almany for a fine grant application. The following guests were also in attendance: Veronica Hambaker, MRTF Board Member; Martin White, MRTA member; and the following individuals from Phelps County Retired Teachers and School Personnel Unit: Susan Bates, President-Elelct of Phelps Co.; Eleanor Terry, Region and Unit Informative and Protection Services Chair; and Carol Bennett, Retirement Education Chair.