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Lincoln Middle School Art Teacher Wins Fast Track Grant

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Lincoln Middle School Art Teacher Wins Fast Track Grant
Posted on 06/21/2017
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Lincoln Middle School (LMS) seventh-grade art teacher Louis-Pierre Lachapelle was recently awarded a $3,000 Fast Track grant through the Perloff Family Foundation. The award was given to fund the purchase of an etching press to be used in an after-school art program.

This new addition will also support the art curriculum offered to seventh graders. Lachapelle's background in printmaking and community artwork, and his teaching experience at Temple University have allowed him to visit multiple communities in Europe, the United States and Canada, his native home.

The primary focus is to link the greater community of Portland and LMS students through diverse and creative art projects, utilizing printmaking techniques and mixed mediums.

The stated mission of the Perloff Family Foundation is “funding educational innovation in Maine – one grant at a time.” The organization says its objective in grant making “is to provide a source of funding that enables teachers to be educational innovators who are committed to planning, risk taking and achieving timely results.”

Fast Track Grants are one-year grants of up to $3,000, with the funding expected to be fully used by the end of the academic year. All areas of Pre-K through 12th grade are eligible for funding. Learn more at: http://www.perloffgrants.org/

Thank you to the Perloff Family Foundation for supporting the Portland Public Schools!