One Class at a Time - October 2016; Casey Little
KHQA, along with our sponsors - Continental Cement, Green America Recycling, and ETC ComputerLand - presented a $1,000 check to the October 'One Class at a Time' winner.
Casey Little and her students at the Adams County Regional Safe School received an unexpected surprise that will help reach many of their educational goals.
Ms. Little works with students in 7th through 12th grades as a positive behavior intervention and support coach.
Kirsten Kindhart says, she helps make the classroom environment enjoyable and comfortable for students,"First off, she is an awesome person to be able to go to anytime you want to talk, or any help that you need."
The school is different from the traditional educational setting, they have smaller class sizes and a focus on individual learning.
The students who attend come from Quincy, Adams County, and surrounding areas.
"Our students are referred for a variety of different reasons, every day we have kids that come here and do exactly what is needed to be done and our meeting and exceeding their educational goals" said Little.
Ms. Little hopes to add some technology upgrades and fund a reward system program they have in place.
She wants all students to know how important it is to work hard to reach their dreams and be considerate of one another.
"I always tell my kids one-on-one and in group sessions that everyone has a battle that you know nothing about, that is one of the things we try and instill in our students and our staff, that when we all come together that is how we preserve."
If you're a teacher and would like to fill out an application for our One Class at a Time initiative, click here.