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Mrs. Merklin from Cadet MO is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Life-Long Learner Ready for Ron Clark!

I need to go to the Ron Clark Academy in order to observe master educators teach classes and take part in professional development workshops to improve literacy, student engagement, and school culture!

  • $1,140 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My group of fourth graders is extremely bright, witty, and ready to explore each and every day! We live in a very rural community surrounded by woods and farmland, but we would not change it for anything.

Even at 100% free or reduced-price lunch rates, we have been ranked first in our conference for student achievement.

We are proud of where we live and how we have grown to overcome many challenges. Low-income does not equal low expectations for our students!

My Project

Traveling to Ron Clark Academy will help rejuvenate my love for teaching and help me bring back fresh ideas for myself as well as my coworkers! At the Ron Clark Academy I would be able to observe master educators teach classes, take part in professional development workshops, and experience school culture, rigor, and student engagement that can be applied to any grade level. I would love to be a part of the interactive, hands-on professional development offered at the Ron Clark Academy.

School culture, student engagement, inclusive teaching, peer-to-peer learning, and varied, fresh teaching strategies are truly the things that matter most to me!

Improving school culture is an important goal for my school and I am excited to help bring back new fresh ideas. When students are engaged in the learning process, they are truly understanding importance of the subject. I am always striving to be the best teacher I can be and I feel the Ron Clark Academy can help me grow as an educator!

Mrs. Merklin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Ron Clark Academy $925.00

Trip cost

$925.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$968.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$170.98

Total project goal

$1,139.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,139.86

1 Donor

-$484.44

Donations toward project cost

-$484.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$569.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$484.44

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$85.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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