Teachers awarded training grants from PTOs
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Each year in May, the Littleton Public Schools Joint PTO Scholarship Fund awards scholarship grants to support teachers’ continued professional growth. These funds, which are a result of a joint enterprise of all individual LPS schools’ PTOs (Parent/Teacher Organizations), help teachers pay for special training or classes toward an advanced degree. All teachers in LPS are invited to participate, and teachers who meet the requirements are eligible to receive a grant.
This year, 13 LPS teachers from across the district were awarded scholarships. LPS Superintendent Scott Murphy presented scholarship recipients with their Joint PTO Scholarship Fund grants during a reception the evening of May 2, 2012.
2012 Joint PTO Scholarship recipients are:
- Janet Castleton, Goddard Middle School
- Stephen Chandler, Littleton High School
- Traci Chandler, Wilder Elementary School
- Don Emmons, Littleton High School
- Emily Firchau, Arapahoe High School
- Leslie Gardner, Newton Middle School
- Kaylie Gonzales, Wilder Elementary School
- Lisa Kreutz, Wilder Elementary School
- Diane Mayer, Peabody Elementary School
- Melanie Pfeifer, Twain Elementary School
- Kandace Timinski, Newton Middle School
- Jason Troth, Franklin Elementary School
- Mary Wilson, Lenski Elementary School
The LPS Joint PTO Scholarship Committee has been helping teachers cover training costs since 1958. It has been the Committee’s objective to help improve instruction for students by helping teachers get the training they need. The 2012 Committee is led by Cami Van Anne, Margot LeBree, and Anne Marie Sullivan.
“This program is so special because it is funded with PTO funds, not district funds,” said LPS Director of
Communications Diane Leiker. “Parents value continuing education opportunities for teachers. PTOs see how these opportunities for teachers translate into richer experiences for students in the classroom. It’s a wonderful partnership that we as a community are very proud of.”
Pictured from left to right: Lisa Kreutz, Kandace Timinski, Janet Castleton, Jason Troth, Mary Wilson, Melanie
Pfeifer, Kaylie Gonzales, Stephen Chandler.