Kristie Fergeson, a 4th grade teacher at Shannon Elementary, recently received a Caring for Our Community grant from Davita for $2,000.
Mrs. Fergeson plans to use this generous donation for a student-centered classroom redesign which will allow for innovative seating options for her students. Research has shown that learners today benefit from flexible seating options and physical activity which is linked to higher academic performance, better health and improved behavior.
Each year Davita, Inc. selects non-profit organizations to support in their communities.
Partnering with Davita for this grant is especially meaningful for Mrs. Fergeson as her husband, a recent kidney transplant recipient, received exceptional care and support through one of their local dialysis clinics.