Cedar Falls Schools Foundation Awards John Nero Memorial Grant
The John Nero Memorial Grant was established after his passing in 2011, for first and second year teachers. A longtime Cedar Falls High School teacher and guidance counselor, John had a desire to assist new teachers as they embarked on their first or second year of teaching. New teachers may be eligible for a grant from this fund, to be used for tuition and/or materials for graduate studies.
A John Nero Memorial Grant in the amount of $200 has been awarded this year to Jennifer Zehner, Cedar Falls High School. Jennifer is pursuing her Master’s in Special Education and will be using the grant to help pay for her Summer 2020 courses: “Language Development and Communication Disorders,” “Behavior Disorders: Theory and Methods,” and “Learning Disabilities: Theory and Methods.”
“Come August, the skills and knowledge I am gaining through this program will become key tools in my instruction. This will help me be of the most benefit to all of my students in helping them achieve their goals and set new goals throughout the academic year,” said Jennifer.
Congratulations Jennifer and best of luck to you as you continue your education!