EVANSDALE, Iowa (KWWL) – One teacher wins $1,000 for the first Cedar Valley Tools for Schools award this school year.
Jessica Lieb is a music teacher at Bunger Middle School in Evansdale.
Lieb said her current classroom piano is in poor shape. She said it must be tuned and repaired two to three times a year. Because it is old and cumbersome, directing a choir is difficult.
“Having an electronic key board is really going to eliminate the cost to repair it and tune it, and it allows me to let the piano play while I walk around the room and interact with my students,” she said.
Lieb hopes to use the award money to buy an electronic piano. She said she will make recordings on it and connect it to her computer. She said this will allow her students to make connections between keys and notes more quickly.
The Cedar Valley Tools for Schools program is a partnership between KWWL, the University of Iowa Community Credit Union and Kimball and Beecher.