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Financial Plus Rewards $1,500 to Teachers in Genesee and Saginaw County School Districts!

FLINT, MI – Financial Plus Credit Union knows how deserving and hardworking teachers are, that is why they put together their FPCU Love’s Teachers Classroom Giveaway! The submission period opened on Thursday, February 14th for this contest. Teachers were nominated by submissions at myfpcu.com. The entry period ended on April 11th and the top 5 nominated teachers were voted on by the community.
The two recipients of the Financial Plus $1,500 classroom makeovers were Kelly Doyle, of West Shore Elementary, and JJ Burnham, of Swan Valley Middle School. “We’re inspired by the passion and dedication Kelly Doyle and JJ Burnham extend to their students. It says a lot about their character and commitment for them to both be nominated and receive a combined vote total over 2,300. This classroom makeover will not only help their current student’s education but will help play a positive role in future student’s growth.” remarked Michelle Thompson, Area Branch Manager of Financial Plus Credit Union.
Financial Plus partnered with WNEM TV5 to surprise both Mrs. Burnham and Ms. Doyle during a “normal” school day. Crashing a school assembly at Swan Valley Middle School, the Credit Union surprised Mrs. Burnham in front of all of her 7th-grade students and peer teachers. She has big plans for her classroom including new alternative seating, and updated bookshelves. Ms. Doyle was surprised while teaching her 2nd-grade students. Financial Plus dropped in sharing the exciting news and presented the check to her during class. Ms. Doyle plans to brainstorm with her students on ways to spend the winnings and bring more life to the classroom.

Winning Teacher Submissions:
Kelly Doyle, West Shore Elementary – Kelly is not only an amazing teacher, but she is also an amazing children’s advocate. She has partnered with Delivering Hope to bring their programs to the Lake Fenton Schools. She leads and coordinates the volunteers that ensure 48 children at risk of hunger are sent home with food each weekend, she also leads the Book Drive and Book Giveaway for Lake Fenton Schools. She is always looking for ways to help children. This winter when she noticed several children did not have proper winter gear, she reached out to different community
organizations to make sure these children received what they needed. She also provides free books to her students to encourage the love of reading. The relationship she has with her students, co-workers, parents and the community is amazing. And she does all this while raising her twin boys. She is truly one of the most amazing people I know and would be so appreciative of a classroom makeover.
JJ Burnham, Swan Valley Middle School – Ms. Burnham is my son’s 7th-grade teacher and also his favorite teacher. Her passion for teaching is evident, she is very caring and goes the extra mile to help her students. We are very fortunate to have her teaching at Swan Valley. I feel she deserves to be recognized for being that teacher everyone will remember and be grateful for having her years later.
For more information on this contest, please contact Kristen Brisbin, Public Relations and Social Media Specialist of Financial Plus Credit Union at (810) 244-2507 or visit www.myFPCU.com.
Financial Plus Credit Union is a Flint-based, member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution serving over 56,000 members in 34 counties in Michigan. Financial Plus Credit Union operates through seven conveniently located offices in Flint, Swartz Creek, Fenton, Grand Blanc, Howell, Saginaw, and the rest of the Tri-City area, and can also be found on the internet at www.myfpcu.com or at 800-748-0451.

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