MORGANTOWN — Educational technology company Promethean recognized Lois M. Campbell, a science teacher at Trinity Christian School, in its weekly Teacher Spotlight on Twitter.
“I was happy when I heard I was selected, but I was really shocked because the pool is nationwide.” Campbell said. “Out of all the candidates submitted for each territory, I was picked.”
Promethean Educational Consultant Katie Marx nominated Campbell for the Promethean Teacher Spotlight. Marx said she had “never met any other teacher that works so hard to bring the technology into the classroom.”
“Not many teachers would put as much effort into getting donations and fundraising to make the technology available not only for [their] own students, but for the other teachers and students in [the] school,” Marx said.
Campbell has taken the initiative to submit more than 15 grant applications ranging from $200 to $20,000 in award amounts during her four years with Trinity Christian. Because of her commitment to her class, Campbell has received eight different grant awards totaling more than $5,000. The grant funds allowed students to receive new probeware for lab experiments, STEM-related books and provided materials for a school-wide Family Science Night.
“I started writing grants because I was encouraged to do so by a faculty member in my Ph.D. program,” Campbell said. “He told me that best way to bring more opportunities to my classroom was to bring the dollars to me, and apply for grants.”
Campbell earned her undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees from Purdue University and has been teaching for 35 years, four of which have been at Trinity Christian School.