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Paris High School Teacher Elizabeth Brannen Receives Grant

TRTF announced this year’s Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) Beginning Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Assistance Grant recipients. Beginning Teacher Scholarships provide funds to recent college graduates who start teaching for the first time in the fall of 2020. The Classroom Assistance Grants help support current teachers who need additional finances for classroom projects. Each recipient will receive $500 to help them improve the learning environment for students with their classroom projects, learning platforms, software, and much more.

Elizabeth Brannen, Special Education teacher at Paris High School, is one of the 30 recipients for this year’s Classroom Assistance Grant. Mrs. Brannen plans on using the money to create a sensory room for her students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For example, she will purchase sensory balls, timers, visual supports, social narrative posters, and an interactive light wall. This project will help her students learn how to interact with their environment and with other people.