Tasha Greenwood, a teacher at Meridian Academy in Jamaica Plain, has received a $2,000 grant as part of the Voya Unsung Heroes initiative. “Our Unsung Heroes program continues to recognize teachers who go above and beyond to inspire today’s students in the classroom,” said Heather Lavallee, president of Tax-Exempt Markets at Voya Financial. “We are proud to honor teachers like Tasha Greenwood whose inspiring program is making a difference in the lives of young people. This commitment and passion for teaching closely aligns with our focus at Voya on helping all Americans prepare for their unique financial futures.”
Greenwood’s innovative teaching idea, “Ocean Drifters,” focuses on enabling students to become the ocean scientists that they have read about, building and deploying their own oceanographic instruments. Students involved in the project will learn about ocean circulation and modeling via flotsam and jetsam and ultimately deploy marine drifters that are equipped with GPS.