Steanson at Ranch Heights Elementary receives $500 from Arvest Bank

posted Nov 4, 2019, 7:20 AM by Laci Harris   [ updated Nov 4, 2019, 7:27 AM ]
Bartlesville Public Schools is proud to announce one of its own teachers as a recipient of the Arvest Bank We Love Teachers campaign. Landelle Steanson is the winner of a $500 award given to teachers throughout Arvest’s four-state footprint. A total of 131 awards, totaling $65,500, are being given this year.

Steanson, who teaches Pre-K at Ranch Heights Elementary School, plans to use her prize money to purchase items that can be used immediately and for years to come.

“This is such a nice surprise,” said Steanson. “I am honored and thankful to work in a community that values our teachers and gives back to education.”

The Arvest initiative to honor educators was launched on October 7. Nominations were accepted via the Arvest Bank Facebook page.

“Mrs. Steanson takes each child under her wing,” said one of the nominations. “She is patient and caring with both her students and their parents. It takes a lot of time, dedication, and money for her to be able to develop and nature the minds of Pre-K students in a creative and exciting way. She deserves the award money and recognition for a job well done!”

“Arvest is thrilled to support not just Mrs. Steanson, but all of our award recipients,” Arvest marketing manager Annah Fischer said. “We know how hard our teachers work to educate and empower the children in our communities. It is our privilege to support their efforts, and we hope the prizes make their jobs a little easier.”