Mountain America Awards over $14,000 in PTA Grants for 2017

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Sept. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mountain America Credit Union is proud to announce it has awarded over $14,000 in grants to teachers and PTA professionals in K-12 classrooms. The Mountain America Credit Union PTA Grants were awarded to nine educational professionals, including teachers and PTA leaders. Up to $1,500 was awarded to each grant winner. To be eligible, recipients had to be members of both Mountain America and their local PTA.

This year’s recipients are Lori Green, Majestic Elementary (PTA president); Linda Tognoni, Park Lake Elementary (special education teacher); Jessica Payne, Windridge Elementary (teacher); Hailey Dean, Snow Spring Elementary (school computer specialist); Alyssa Powers, Peruvian Park Elementary (music teacher); Stephanie Olsen, Snow Springs Elementary (teacher); Laura Murdock, West Jordan Elementary (PTA president); Laura Bautista, Bloomington Elementary (teacher); Bernadette Nanez, Ernest Stapleton Elementary (teacher). The funds will be used for a wide variety of classroom purposes, including a school-wide science fair, purchasing wobble chairs that are beneficial to learning for students dealing with anxiety, ADHD, ADD, and autism, and buying books to create a classroom reading area.

“Mountain America understands the importance of education as an investment in our communities and all our children’s futures,” says Spencer Carver, assistant vice president SEG development. “We are so proud to offer these grants to help support educational professionals in further enhancing the educational experience for students.”

Mountain America will again be accepting applications in Spring 2018. Further details can be found at

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