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6 Helena teachers surprised with $20K in grants to start new programs

Lisa Cordingley, executive director of the Helena Education Foundation, spent Thursday morning sneaking around schools in the Helena school district to surprise recipients of this year’s Great Ideas Grants.

Accompanied by various grant sponsors and district Superintendent Tyler Ream, Cordingley used Ream as a distraction to spring the grant presentations on teachers.

She even went as far as hiding behind desks and around corners so grant recipients wouldn’t notice her.

Read more in the Independent Record.