Old Fort teacher selected as DonorsChoose.org ambassador

Misty Trembath

An Old Fort Elementary teacher is now an ambassador for donorschoose.org, a website that allows the community to donate money into classrooms for a variety of projects.

Misty Trembath, a first-grade teacher at Old Fort, has used the website multiple times in her classroom, and will be going around in McDowell County promoting and training teachers to use the website.

“I have been funding projects with DonorsChoose.org for four years. Within this time, I have had 56 projects funded totaling over $19,000,” she said. “These projects have been for flexible seating options for my students, tablets for a listening center and simple things, like crayons and paper.”

Trembath was invited to apply as an ambassador for DonorsChoose.org and was recently accepted into the position.

“I have been going to schools around the county hosting an afternoon session to give teachers the opportunity to sign up with DonorsChoose.org,” said Trembath. “I can walk teachers through the process of getting their first project up and running.”

DonorsChoose.org gives the community an opportunity to donate as little as $1 to their child’s classroom or any classroom they wish to support.

“It is an awesome opportunity for teachers to get materials in their classrooms that will help students. Teachers often spend money out of their own pocket and DonorsChoose.org helps reduce that,” said Trembath. “DonorsChoose.org is one nonprofit charity where you know where your money is going.”

For more information, visit DonorsChoose.org.

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