Second grade teacher is surprised with $1,000 gift card

photo of 2nd grade teacher who received $1,000 gift card

Second grade teacher, Ms. Pendergrass, was surprised with a $1,000 DonorsChoose gift card in recognition for having the most funded DonorsChoose projects of anyone in Atlanta Public Schools!
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Teacher works with students to make shirts Ms. Pendergrass has been an educator for 10 years, joining the Hollis CREW 4 years ago as a part of the initiative funded by our dedicated partners and the Westside Future Fund to have two teachers in every classroom. She truly has a dedicated heart of service and giving that has had a profound impact on our entire school. In addition to teaching 2nd grade, she serves and sponsors a middle school girl’s mentorship program. The Hollis R.O.S.E. Mentorship Program is partnered with the Azalea City Chapter of the Links, Inc. Hollis R.O.S.E. has many facets including robotics, coding, sewing, etiquette, and much more. Her role in sponsoring the club includes traveling with students to events, securing uniforms, creating activities, vetting curriculum, coordinating with sponsoring partners, etc. Most recently in spring 2020, she secured a founding chapter of NSBE Jr. at Hollis that will be another arm of Hollis R.O.S.E.