English Teacher Wins $4,000

On, Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Mrs. Leslie Gonzalez, 9th grade English teacher, was awarded a grant of $4,000 from the Educational Excellence Foundation. This foundation’s purpose is to provide students with financial support for educational necessities.

Mrs. Gonzalez said, “The grant offers great opportunities for teachers to increase the learning environment in their class that benefits the students.”

The Educational Excellence Foundation mission is to support, enhance, and promote excellent educational opportunity, programs, and incentives for students and teachers of La Joya ISD.

Mrs. Leslie Gonzalez said, “I want to enhance learning opportunities for my students by integrating the use of Chromebooks in my classroom. Students will have easier access to online resources, be involved in interactive lessons, and stay engaged while getting prepared for the digital workforce that keeps increasing.”

Mrs. Gonzalez plans on purchasing 15-20 Chromebooks for her students to utilize in class to further enhance their education.

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