Madill Elementary teacher awarded grant

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

MADILL, OK -- More money is on its way for one local school and one local classroom.

It is an honor few teachers in Oklahoma will receive. In fact, Terri Cloyde is the only teacher in the entire state to be selected for the "Toyota Tapestry" Grant. Cloyde is a fifth grade teacher at Madill Elementary, in Marshall County.

The grant is a $10,000 prize awarded to only fifty science teachers across the country. The money will be used to buy the latest classroom materials including archeology "kits" for Cloyde's students. She is hoping to get kids excited about science; specifically the science of unearthing our history by letting her students gets their hands dirty.

"They actually get to do it. They're not just going to read about it and for some of these kids, they’re really kinetic, they need to touch, need to work, need to move. This will be just fabulous for them," Cloyde says.

Cloyde says she is ecstatic to give her students these opportunities.


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