State Farm Teacher Assist Awards $100K to 40 Teachers: SSFUSD Teacher Monyca Currier Received $2,500!

South San Francisco, CA  February 8, 2021  Submitted by Ty Cordova, State Farm –

Teachers in California were asked to submit their innovative teaching ideas the week of January 11 for an opportunity to win a State Farm ® Teacher Assist grant. Two hundred submissions were accepted and reviewed. Forty California teachers were selected based on the programs they described and will each receive a $2,500 grant to implement or support their classroom projects.


State Farm is proud to recognize a teacher from Monte Verde Elementary within the South San Francisco Unified School District, who was among the 40 winners in the state.


Monyca Currier submitted her winning entry to help her students manage their stress and engagement while learning.


Many of our families have been affected traumatically by Covid-19, and the repercussions won’t go away overnight,” said Currier. “Students need to learn coping skills to deal with not only the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but also coping skills for everyday life. Self-soothing and calming strategies will help alleviate depression and anxiety in students, and these are two mood disorders that seem to be diagnosed much more frequently in elementary-aged children.”


Mrs. Currier will use the grant to bring Breathe 4 Change techniques to her school. The program is geared toward leading social emotional learning and wellness experiences for students and educators alike.


“As a company, we have a long history of working with teachers, educators, and students across the country. We are heartened by the immense response received from teachers sharing their solutions to overcoming challenges,” said Annette Martinez, State Farm Senior Vice President. “Congratulations to the winners. We are proud to support you and help you reach your goals!”


State Farm thanks all 200 teachers who submitted their ideas; teachers who are making our neighborhoods safer, stronger and better educated.  The CA Winners List is represented by 40 teachers from Eureka to San Diego



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