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Six Teachers receive Fiesta Bowl Grants

Congratulations to six Dysart Unified School District teachers who received Wishes for Teachers grants from the Fiesta Bowl Charities.  

The Fiesta Bowl organization saw that many teachers spent their own money to enhance their classroom experience and developed a program to aid teachers in that effort. As a way to support, celebrate, and honor Arizona educators, teachers are invited to fill out an online application detailing their school and classroom’s individual wish.  The following Dysart teachers were recognized and will receive a $2,500 grant courtesy of the Fiesta Bowl Charities and Desert Financial:

Eric Bennett from Shadow Ridge High School plans to purchase programmable devices and equipment for STEM projects. 

Alexandria Cox from Riverview School and Amanda Johns from West Point Elementary will both use the funds for new seating options for students to promote a better learning environment.

Roxanne Lopez from Mountain View School wishes to purchase updated technology supplies to participate in district and state robotics competitions.

Melissa Reagan from El Mirage Elementary School will utilize the funds for sensory materials in her Special Education classroom to encourage more hands-on learning.

Andrew Woolridge from Surprise Elementary School will use the funds for additional materials and supplies for science experiments.

Created in 2016, the Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program grants classroom wishes to teachers across the state of Arizona.  All wish recipients become part of the Fiesta Bowl family and can participate in community events throughout the year. This year, recipients are invited to the Guaranteed Rate Bowl on December 28, 2021 to be honored at the game during halftime.  Additionally, teachers are invited to the 50th Annual Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade to walk alongside the Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers bus with fellow recipients.  In its five years, Wishes for Teachers has granted over $3.7 million to Arizona teachers, impacting 300,000+ students at 400 schools across the state.  Fiesta Bowl Charities strives to enhance organizations that contribute to the success of their communities through youth, sports and education and charitable giving.


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