Frankie Dascola, a teacher at IS 93 in Ridgewood, is one of 40 New York teachers who were selected to win the State Farm Teacher Assist grant.
Dascola plans to use the grant funding to support diversity initiatives in the school, such as Drag Queen Story House, where drag queens read stories to students.
The Ridgewood school will also offer a bilingual event for parents and students. The school’s Social Emotional Learning through Music program will purchase drum sticks to promote the initative.
The Social Justice Club will also invite guests to educate students on a variety of issues.