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1st Grade Teacher Uses Grant For Classroom iPads

Posted On August 06, 2014

Press release from Dearborn County Retired Teachers Association

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Pictured are (left to right) Dennis Bourquein; Denise Kaffenberger, Dearborn County Retired Teachers Association President; Bill Ewan; Mary Bradley, Etta Bostwick; Bev Moore, Principal at Moores Hill Elementary; Roger Rullman, Krista Hensley, 2014 Educator Grant/Award Winner; Lois Luken, Indiana Retired Teachers Association Area 10 Director; Betty Bourquein, Dearborn County Retired Teachers Foundation Chair; Jim Pierce, retiring Dearborn County Retired Teachers Association President and Indiana Retired Teachers Association Area 8 Director; Janet Hornbach; and Jim Hamill. Photo provided.

(Dearborn County, Ind.) – The Dearborn County Retired Teachers recently awarded Krista Hensley, Moores Hill Elementary first grade teacher, their 2014 $500 grant award.

Speaking on behalf of Moores Hill Elementary School was Principal Bev Moore who talked about how the teaching of elementary students has changed since the retired teachers have been  in the classroom.  She talked about the use of technology in the modern classroom and how the current teachers are building on the foundation which the retired teachers had laid.

Dearborn County Retired Teachers Foundation Chair Betty Bourquein then introduced Krista Hensley to the retirees.  Hensley, a graduate of South Dearborn High School, has earned her Bachelor in Education from Thomas More College and her Master’s degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University.

A teacher at Moores Hill Elementary for the past ten years, Hensley plans to use her new iPads in learning centers for the students.  Basic concepts in math and reading will be reinforced with the students as they engage in learning.   Hensley will return next spring to the retired teachers’ get-together to demonstrate how the students used the technology to develop their classroom projects.

Hensley believes that technology is the “way of the future.”  She says that students need to use technology as a learning tool, not just for games.

Moore and Hensley bid the retired teachers a hasty farewell as they were off to their open house for the start of the new school year.

The Dearborn County Retired Teachers Foundation is a non-profit which supports the students in Dearborn County.  Tax-deductible donations can be sent in care of the Foundation to UCB Bank, P. O. Box 4070, Lawrenceburg, IN.