March 31, 2024

Two More Teachers Live Here Grants Awarded

Kelsey Hanson and Thaddeus Le Febre are the 12th and 13th recipients of the Teachers Live Here grant since it launched in January 2023. The $25,700 grant will assist them with the down payment on a home in or near the district. 

Kelsey Hanson is a Science Teacher at Holland Early College:

It is immensely fulfilling to  engage in conversations with both parents and students about the steps they are taking to reach their goals. Personally, I find great joy in establishing strong classroom relationships to the extent that students feel comfortable inviting me to their extracurricular activities. Witnessing their enthusiasm to showcase talents and skills beyond the classroom is truly gratifying. Residing in closer proximity to Holland would allow me to actively participate in more of these events, further strengthening my connections with students and the community.

Thaddeus Le Febre is a P.E. Teacher at West and Holland Heights:

I grew up in this community, I was shaped by this community, and I love this community. The community of Holland Public Schools has forever been a special part of my life. From Kindergarten at Maplewood Elementary to Senior year at Holland High, and every year in between. I was supported, loved, cherished, and raised by Holland Public Schools. Receiving this grant makes me feel as if the community I want to invest in, is there to invest in me as well.

8 more Teachers Live Here grants are available to HPS teachers before July 1, 2024.  Teachers Live Here grants are provided by an anonymous donor in the City of Holland to provide HPS teachers with the opportunity and the incentive to live where they teach.