Big Impact, Little Minds

Kemp Teacher Wins Grant for Special Needs Preschool.

Julie Schultz is always looking for new ways to educate her students.

Julie Schultz, Special Needs Preschool teacher at Kemp Elementary, is always looking for different ways to educate, engage, and make her students feel like they can do anything!  So when she was given the opportunity to apply for a $500 grant from Cobb EMC, she used those ideals to apply. And her hard work and dedication paid off.  She was awarded the grant this month.

Julie loves to incorporate more therapeutic tools in her classroom that can help with a variety of issues her students face throughout the day.  Those issues include, but are not limited to:  coordination, fine motor deficits, mood, attention, and sensory seeking behaviors.  Her class size can increase at any moment, but she currently has 11 students.   Her students range in age from 3 to 5 years old and their struggles include: cognition, communication, social/emotional behavior, adaptive behavior (which encompasses dressing, toileting and feeding) and motor skills.  The items she described in her grant would be a wonderful addition to her classroom and would be used throughout the day from circle time to center time to story time to meal time.  Her classroom size may seem small to most but meeting the needs of these special students impacts their future success.

Jackie Turner, Supervisor
Special Education – Preschool

Contributing Author: Julie Schultz, SN-PreK, Kemp Elementary School

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