Amy Farkas scores State Farm award for Seitz

Riverview’s go-getter of a STEM teacher, Amy Farkas, was at it again recently.

A teacher at Seitz, Farkas applied for and was awarded a State Farm Teacher Assist Grant of $2,500, with the purpose of spending the funds on Legends of Learning, an online gamification system for science and math in the Seitz building.

The State Farm Teacher Assist program grants will help 40 teachers across Michigan boost their efforts. Each of their schools will receive $2,500 to implement their innovative ideas – a total of $100,000 to Michigan classrooms.

Farkas was one of four Downriver teachers to receive the grant. The others are, Tara Lax of Patrick Henry Middle School in Woodhaven; Casandra Melville of Allen Park Schools; and Kate Pearson of Allen Park High School.

The State Farm Teacher Assist program recognizes education as a public good and helps address the societal impacts of COVID at the local level.

“As a company, we have a long history of working with teachers, educators, and students across the country. We are heartened by the immense response received from teachers sharing their solutions to overcoming challenges,” said Annette Martinez, State Farm Senior Vice President. “Congratulations to the winners. We are proud to support you and help you reach your goals!”

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