Six Kyrene teachers are recipients of the Palo Verde Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers grants. The charity granted $1 million in grant money to 400 Arizona teachers this year, including six from Kyrene. Teachers were each awarded $2,500 to grant a wish in their classrooms. The Kyrene educators are:
Mike Blair,Kyrene de los Niños | Subject: Music Mike’s wish is to purchase new percussion instruments for students.
Daniel Jordan, Altadeña Middle School | Subject: STEM Daniel’s wish is to create a makerspace with robots, 3D printer and new tools.
Leslie Lychock, Kyrene delos Niños | Subject: Kindergarten Leslie’s wish is to purchase items for classroom organization.
Veronica Speir, Kyrene del Norte | Subject: English Language Arts Veronica’s wish is to create a “Reading Room” for their school.
Abbey Walejko, Kyrene MonteVista | Subject: Kindergarten Abbey’s wish is to purchase hands-on materials for their students.
Brooke Warwick, C.I. Waggoner Elementary School | Subject: Art K-5th Grades Brooke’s wish is to purchase new classroom art supplies.
Each fall, Arizona K-12 public or charter school teachers are invited to fill out an online application detailing a school or classroom need. The wishes are verified and selected through a random drawing.
Over the seven years of the program, Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers has granted $5.7 million to more than 1,600 Arizona teachers, impacting more than 700,000 children across the state. For more information, or for a full list of granted wishes, visit www.fiestabowl.org.