Jefferson teacher named 'Tools for Schools' recipient

Kristin Rodgers WXOW

Jefferson teacher Kristin Rodgers was the WXOW Tools for Schools recipient for the month of October.

Jefferson Elementary teacher Kristin Rodgers was recently recognized as the WXOW Tools for Schools recipient for the month of October.

Rodgers received a check for $750 to provide her students with task boxes — containers that hold all of the materials needed for students to learn a task or skill. 

Rodgers said her students tend to be visual learners who thrive on routine and order, and the task boxes offer an effective strategy to teach and build upon life skills.

“When the pandemic hit, I knew it was a big need, right away,” Rodgers told WXOW. “

The task boxes are incredibly helpful during the hybrid learning model by providing a systemic solution that her students can complete independently. They can be suited to meet the needs of the individual student, teach a wide variety of skills, provide an easy learning experience and boost the student’s self-esteem. 

Brenengen Auto, Dependable Solutions, and River Bank joined WXOW as sponsors of the Tools for Schools Award.

Teachers can apply by going to the Tools for Schools page on WXOW here.