Hilliard teachers Amanda Schaeffer and Beth Boza were selected for prestigious grants through Fund For Teachers and Martha Holden Jennings Foundation. With their grants, Boza and Schaeffer will travel to Lisbon and Madrid for two weeks to investigate how street art reflects the voice of their people. From this research, they will help Hilliard students participate in a student-led street art project that focuses on making marginalized voices heard in our local community.
“Now more than ever, it is imperative that we invest in the most important component of any classroom— the teacher,” said Karen Eckhoff, Executive Director of FFT. “Educators are facing countless challenges every day, and Fund for Teachers is dedicated to further diversifying the ways that we can support them. Our grants represent trust in teachers’ professionalism, creativity, and vision, offering flexibility to meet the unique needs of each classroom, with the students remaining the ultimate beneficiaries as they continue to grow and learn in today’s ever-changing world.”