The We Support Our Teachers grant winner for the month of November is Debbie Johnston of Darby Elementary. Debbie is a Kindergarten teacher that strives to make Montana’s history come alive for her students. Mrs. Johnston requested funds to support her school’s Native American Heritage Day. A teepee was erected, and art projects were offered that focused on Native art practices. Debbie arranged to have a group of individuals coming from The People’s Center in Pablo to teach their K-7th grades about the culture of the Salish Kootenai and Pend d’Oreilles. Along with the group from The People’s Center, she scheduled to have a group of students from Two Eagle River School to perform a Powwow Presentation for K-12th grades. There was a drumming group, as well as singing and dancing performances. At the end of the Powwow, the entire school gathered on the gym floor to participate in a round dance.
A2Z Personnel and 107.9 the Drive wish to thank Debbie for her dedication to bringing history alive and for going the extra mile when planning events for her students and her school!