Cottleville Firefighters Purchase 171 Items from Teacher Wish Lists

Posted on 01/14/2021
Mrs. Lisa Faszold


Twelve FHSD teachers found themselves on the receiving end of a new initiative of the Cottleville Firefighters Outreach (CFO). The organization, which has a long-standing relationship with Francis Howell, purchased $3,500 of supplies for teachers across the District.

CFO invited teachers to share their Amazon wish lists late last year. Winners were announced on Friday, Jan. 11, and wish list items started arriving early this week.

In an email to winners, CFO wish list committee chair Kelly Allen writes:

We know that 2020 provided many challenges and many will continue into 2021. We hope that our small contribution can improve your teaching experience and impact student lives.

Mrs. Lisa Faszold, 3rd grade teacher at Castlio Elementary, said she is thrilled for her students to gain access to classroom items such as light filters, noise-canceling headphones, stretchy chair (leg) bands, books for the classroom library, as well as tools that will help students who have experienced trauma or who have special needs.

When compiling her list, she also requested items that will help meet the basic needs of students, such as travel toothbrush sets and deodorant.

“I really look forward to being able to utilize these items in the future, helping my students to feel focused, content, safe and as relaxed as possible – enabling their learning to reach its fullest potential,” Mrs. Faszold said.

The full list of FHSD winners includes:

  • Kelly Dorsey, Independence Elementary 3rd grade teacher
  • Dana Thornton, Central Elementary PreK and SPED teacher
  • Katie Hilliard, Henderson Elementary 3-5th grade SPED teacher
  • Tammie Rooy, Central Elementary 2nd grade teacher
  • Kari Osborne, Hackmann PreK and SPED teacher
  • Shelby Broadland, Independence Elementary 4th grade teacher
  • Katie Abramczyk, John Weldon 2nd grade teacher
  • Gretchen Keller, Fairmount Elementary support counselor
  • Lisa Faszold, Castlio Elementary 3rd grade teacher
  • Felicia Hind-Thapa, Independence Elementary librarian
  • Diane Fingers, FHN English teacher
  • Cori Stallard, FHC speech, debate and theatre teacher

Thank you, CFO!!

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