PALMYRA, Mo. (KHQA) — On behalf of our sponsor Doors 'N Moore, KHQA's Tegan Orpet awarded our latest One Class At A Time grant recipient.
We might have interrupted Palmyra third grade Special Education teacher Mikkah Johnson’s grammar lesson, but the way she teaches is what her students love most about her.
Avery Campbell and Brett Minor are both students of Johnson and say she's the best teacher. They said she helps them if they need help with spelling and that she's really nice and teaches well.
It’s that dedication to her students and understanding of their needs that led Johnson to apply for the One Class At A Time $1,000 grant.
Johnson wants to purchase more flexible seating with the grant to help her students excel in the classroom
"This gives them the opportunity to wiggle in their seats or be able to move closer to the board with seats with detachable desks—as well gets out energy," Johnson said.
Johnson's learned over the years that taking those brain breaks allows her students to be engaged in the lesson.
But financially it’s hard to be able to provide flexible seating for everyone with money often coming out of her own pocket.
"Everything is more expensive. We want to make an enjoyable experience for our own students," she said. "So being able to not have to put our own money in this school year is great. We are so excited."
If you know a teacher or administrator who could use $1,000 for school, click here to complete a One Class at a Time application.