First Lady Pence tours Southern Indiana school

(Eric Stidman / WTHI-TV)
(Eric Stidman / WTHI-TV)

WASHINGTON, Ind. (WTHI) – Indiana’s First Lady, Karen Pence toured Helen Griffith Elementary School Tuesday as part of her campaign to look at how school administrations across the state approach innovative learning practices.

“We’re actually going to look at some interesting things they are doing in kindergarten for literacy,” said Pence.

Indiana’s First Lady noted she likes to visit schools to see how administrations ‘showcase’ their best talents.

“They have an interesting math program that they do to that I want to look at,” added Pence. Students in the classroom were working with building blocks as a means for counting devices.

Griffith’s Principal, Richard Lloyd, said that education goes beyond the learning experience.

Students in the 6th grade sit on yoga balls to keep them engaged while sitting at desks.

“Our teachers work 110% to give their all to our kids,” said Lloyd. “We take education very seriously down here.”

Lloyd added a lot of innovative thinking goes to the credit of Griffith’s teachers.

“It’s a very difficult job to be a teacher today and with all the standards they’re keeping up with, and all
the things they have to do at home,” said Pence. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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