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Trollinger Earns Grant

From Ste. Genevieve R-II District

Ste. Genevieve Elementary School first- and second-grade intervention teacher Stacy Trollinger was recently selected to receive a $500 grant from the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation.

Trollinger used the grant for classroom supplies — bolstering students’ educational experiences this year.

The Missouri Retired Teachers Association encompasses 14 regions statewide, with more than 140 local units.

Ste. Genevieve County is located in Region 11, which also features nine other nearby counties.

Trollinger applied for, and received, an initial grant from the MRTA in 2016 —which helped develop a quality literature program at the first-grade level. This was an interactive endeavor which included parental participation.

This time, she expanded the program to second-grade students, purchasing a collection of take-home books called, “We Both Read: Take Turns Reading.”

This is a resource for underdeveloped readers, the district explained in a press release to the Herald. It gives students materials, encouraging them to read at home.

“Ms. Trollinger has received positive feedback from the families who used these books in first grade,” the press release states. “She is excited to expand this offering to the next grade level.”

The MRTA is an association of retired educators founded in December 1960, with nearly 27,000 members from across The Show-Me State.