Nu Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is pleased to announce the recipients of their 2016-2017 Literacy Grants. All teachers in Dallas County were eligible to apply for up to $125 for supplies that would help them further literacy in their classrooms.


Winners of $125 were Christina Schmitt, 6th grade teacher at South Middle School in Waukee and Heidi Borton, second grade teacher at South Prairie Elementary in Grimes.


Winners of a $40 stipend were Linda Warman, Jen Johnson, Barb Mullenbach, Kate Virgil and Sara Schrodt, kindergarten teachers at Brookview Elementary in the Waukee School District, Karen Sackett, library para educator at Perry High School, Desiree Miller, first grade teacher at Maple Grove Elementary in West Des Moines, Jenna Cline and Karla Courtney, reading teachers at DeSoto Intermediate School in DeSoto, and Erica Beals, seventh grade language arts teacher at South Middle School in Waukee.


“With all the emphasis placed on the ability to read proficiently in the elementary grades, teachers are struggling to meet the needs of the diverse readers in their classrooms. Nu Alpha Gamma Chapter is pleased to be able to help them meet those needs,” said Sue Leslie.


The Personal Growth and Services committee comprised of Sue Leslie, Deb Irving, and Marlene Johnson promotes this service project through Nu Alpha Gamma Chapter which is made up of women educators who live or work in Dallas County. The chapter strives to promote the professional and personal growth of women educators as well as to promote excellence in education.