#OurStoriesCRCSD - Grant
Celebrating Grant Elementary school! Monica Frey, principal at Grant elaborates about how the staff is building relationships with students and parents to make the connection to learning.
Before the school year begins, a simple home visit by Grant staff starts the connection with students and families. This Grant parent shares the impact.
MEET GRANT'S STAFF
Jeanie Johnson, Third Grade Teacher
Years at Grant - 6, and 15 years with CRCSD
What she loves about teaching at Grant?
"What I love about Grant Elementary is the relationships teachers build with their students. We work really hard at making kids feel inclusive and making sure all the voices are heard."
MEET GRANT'S STAFF
Valerie Bauck, Grant Cafeteria Cashier
Years at Grant - 14, and 14.5 years with CRCSD
What she loves about the Grant?
"I love the kids and the people. I'm from this neighborhood, I grew up in this neighborhood, so I know everybody, their parents, grandparents, I know them. Plus it is close to home. "
MEET Grant's STAFF
Dedric Roundtree, Music Teacher
Years at Grant - 6, and 11 years with CRCSD
What he loves about teaching music at Grant?
"The one thing I love is you get to see the finished result at the end of the year. Which is, It's almost like an art. You get the rough, the rough draft or the rough start but towards the end, you see them blossom, you see them bloom, then you see them move on, when they come back and they are able to take all the things that they were able to do as a result of all that in their minds you forced them to do but we made them able to do. That is the fun part.
Grant Explore is a program that places select 3rd graders with students from fourth and fifth grade. The program connects with what they need and goes at a pace for each student. Teachers teach to their passions while getting to know students as learners.
Grant SPARC is a Friday afternoon event where teachers share their passions with students as a way to build that relationship with students. All students in the school pick an option what suits their passion and complete a six-week cycle.